Monday, 20 March 2017

More Moor........

Within half an hour of Gids and Angie leaving the site another friend turned up for a stay with us......
Peter Calcutt who I have known for many years from our connection with the Backpackers Club drove down from Bournemouth for a one night stay sleeping in his Hilleberg Akto tent.....

He shared the entire tent field with just one other tent......mind you having the entire field in which to choose a pitch doesn't make life any easier as we spent a good ten minutes trying to pick out the most level and smooth part of the field on which he could pitch his 6'x3' shelter......

We had a good time...catching up on the latest gossip....downing a few beers and eating lots of food prepared by Anne.....
We even managed to fit in a couple of walks on the moor.....
One up to Pew Tor which overlooks our campsite and another to Great Mis Tor.

Great Mis Tor has been called one of the grandest hills in Devon and lies above the River Walkham about four miles north-east of Princetown.....The Tor stands at an elevation of 538m (1,765ft). I had actually walked up this Tor with Gideon just a couple of days before...

Pew Tor sits high on Whitchurch Common and can be seen from all angles on this part of the moor...The summit is made up of three large granite stacks plus a number of smaller stacks.
Although sitting at a lower elevation than Great Mis Tor at 317m (1040 ft) it provides outstounding views all around ......

It is always good to have friends come and visit us on site and I look forward to meeting up with Peter again when Anne and I visit the C&CC site at Verwood in April......

I have posted a few images below taken on our Tor walks together.......






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