The Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles – probably the largest and wildest area of open country in the southern area of England. All of Dartmoor is owned by someone but luckily for us there is legal public access to a huge area of it.

Dartmoor has many walls and many fenced off areas, please don’t just assume you have access.

Although Dartmoor has some excellent tracks and when the weather is good, navigation can be straight forward (especially with the current OS maps and GPS systems). It should be noted that Dartmoor’s weather can change in an instance, where just being able to see your feet can become a task. Dartmoor’s infamous bogs and waterways are ever present. All that said and done if you have the skills to get away from the beaten track the experiences you’ll have will be remembered for your lifetime.

A fair bit of my time is spent in and around the Hay Tor and Hound Tor area, however given the choice and time, it’s off out onto the North Moor.

Watern Tor is by far my favourite place to both camp out and visit.

Funnily enough though when I’m there I never seem to make images, just sit and watch. But hey what a view!

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