Saturday, 26 March 2016

Making the most of it.....

As Good Friday was forecast as being the only decent day weather wise over the Easter weekend we decided that we would need to make the most of it......

We set off on a circular walk from the site up to the car park at the top of Pork hill where we treated ourselves to an ice cream.....
From there we headed off across the moor towards Vixen Tor following the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat for part of the way...

The moor is still very wet in places which made the going a bit slow but eventually we got within touching distance of Vixen Tor.....


Vixen Tor
After Vixen we then headed in the general direction of Pew Tor... 
About halfway between Vixen and Pew we came across some 19th century granite workings called Heckwood Quarry where there are some very interesting  large pieces of dressed granite and after climbing up above the workings onto Heckwood Tor we found a lovely looking balancing rock.... it almost appeared as if the balancing rock was floating above the rock beneath it.....
The balancing rock
We stopped nearby for a lunch stop with a great view looking back in the direction of Vixen Tor and then continued in the direction of Pew Tor again......
As we approached the Tor we headed slightly to the right hand shoulder rather than over the top and this route eventually brought us out on the lane that would lead us back to our campsite.....

I'm glad that we made the most of the weather as today we are back to wet and windy weather as predicted in the forecast.......

2 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

The Balancing Rock is mind boggling.
Almost tempted to go back and read some Eric von Daniken :)

Glad you are experiencing some decent weather and happy to note you are doing well, Trevor!

Happy (belated) Easter!
Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*Chandra@GreenComotion*
Lot's of eerie things up on the moor....
Happy belated Easter to you too Chandra....