Ever since I first visited Dartmoor on my motorbike, back in 1990 I was always fascinated by the tall TV transmitter visible for miles and miles around. For the residents of Princetown this monument to modern communication has stood looming over the town since the mast and TV transmitter station came into operation on 7 August 1956.
Princetown TV Mast
A look on my trusty OS Explorer Map of Dartmoor showed a path running north-west from Princetown to Great Mis Tor, seemed to me like the basis of a great circular walk, with some stunning views. A date was set, I parked in the centre of Princetown close to the Dartmoor National Park visitor centre.
I walked away from the centre of town, alongside the Dartmoor Brewery and Fire Station, it was dry and the sun was attempting to shine a light.