Belstone and Sticklepath Walk - 13th July 2019

Dartmoor Ramblers enjoy many photo opportunities
This walk, on Belstone Common, Dartmoor and on the wooded banks of the River Taw at Sticklepath, offered the 12 walkers two very different landscapes and challenges.
The morning 4 mile route over the Common up to Belstone and Higher Tors included visiting the 9 Ladies Stone Circle, and crossing The Irishman’s Wall with a very steep ascent to the Tor summits. Coming down most of the group were treated to the sight of a flock of sheep being driven by the farmer on a quad bike, one member missed this though whilst photographing cows !
The afternoon was spent at Sticklepath mainly on the Tarka Trail along the River Taw, some members taking the opportunity to try their skills at photographing the river with tripods using different camera settings, whilst others enjoyed a 2 mile stroll to and from The Tarka Bridge.
The River Taw Cafe and Inn at Sticklepath provided excellent refreshments, both early morning coffee and a most welcome lunch, the Finch Foundry waterwheel was an interesting backdrop for late afternoon tea.
The weather was kind throughout, not too hot, no rain, and perfect for the many landscape photographs.
Belstone Group Photo