Had a few days in Devon recently and I thought I would share a couple of pictures with you. It wasn’t a walking holiday but I did get out onto Dartmoor briefly and these pictures are the result.
Although Dartmoor is the largest area of rugged ‘wilderness’ in the south of England, it is not an area I have explored much apart from on family holidays. This trip has whetted my appetite though and I am hoping to spend longer down there this year on a walking trip. One of the benefits of walking Dartmoor is that it is virtually the only area in England where wild camping is legal – it is accepted above the wall line in the mountains of Cumbria but not technically legal. Even on Dartmoor, there are parts where wild camping is not allowed but there are plenty where it is!
My plan is to catch the train to Ivybridge and then walk straight from the station out onto the moors and camp wherever and whenever the mood takes me which is total freedom to me 🙂 !
As these pictures show, when we were there we had typical moorland weather which was great for photography because it suits that barrenness of the terrain but not ideal for wild camping as the ground was waterlogged!
Watch this space for more pictures when I take my backpacking trip there sometime this year 🙂 ! Oh, and I have some other backpacking trips planned too and I’ve already started to go through my equipment in readiness 🙂 ! Can’t wait!
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