South Downs Way Weather Forecast

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The latest weather forecast for the South Downs National Park in England. What is the weather like on the South Downs Way today?

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Dickies Hereford Fleece Jacket – Gear Review

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Dickies is a name I have always associated with workwear – heavy-duty trousers and steel toecap boots. It is not a brand that I would think of with regards to outdoor walking gear.

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15 Litre Hydration Rucksack – Gear Review

Trespass 15 Litre Hydration Rucksack
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From reading my blog you’ll know that I day-hike all distances; from 6 mile meanders with the dog to 41 mile personal challenges.

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South Downs Walking – On Kindle and Paperback Book

South Downs Walking Book
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Available online from Amazon UK / USA, as either a Kindle download or a full-colour paperback book.

Buy Online for Kindle:

Amazon UK Customers
Amazon USA Customers
Amazon Canada Customers
Amazon Australia Customers

Buy Paperback Book –

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Princetown to Great Mis Tor

Princetown Dartmoor Devon
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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.

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Watergate Bay Cornwall – Beautiful Beach

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Now that I am living in Devon I have to remind myself that locations in Cornwall are now no longer 6+ hours drive away.

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Basic Equipment for Hiking Moorland

Leeden Tor Dartmoor Devon
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This is a basic list of what you should have/wear when hiking. The list will evolve!

A plan. Check how much daylight you will have,

Posted in Dartmoor, Gear Reviews


Princetown to Leather Tor Bridge #Walk1000Miles

Dartmoor Walks - Nun's Cross
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Did your new year dawn with a fantastic list of New Year resolutions? As 2016 began here in Plymouth Devon I made my usual list of resolutions;

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Widgery Cross Dartmoor Landscape

Dartmoor Walks - Widgery Cross
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Dartmoor’s weather can be something of a mystery, promising brooding clouds but delivering piercing sunbeams. The moorland landscape delivers the same pictorial promises;

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Buff Original Headwear Gear Review

Buff, the original multifunctional headwear review.
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With autumn weather now firmly established in England my attention turned to keeping warm when out hiking. Let me introduce you to the Buff –

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Dartmoor Hail and Sunbeams

Sheepstor Dartmoor Devon
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Autumn on Dartmoor brings a noticeable change in the weather. Waterproof coats are essential kit and as I discovered on this walk protection from hail is also needed!

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Yes Tor and High Willhays – Dartmoor High Walks

Meldon Reservoir, Dartmoor Devon
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Large red words on the OS Map spell out a warning to hikers and tourists alike: Danger Area restricted access.

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Wistman’s Wood to Bellever Tor

Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor Devon
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Dartmoor in Devon has several large areas of forest and one location that caught my attention was Wistman’s Wood,

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Red Lake China Clay Walk

Red Lake, Dartmoor Devon
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As I walk more and more of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, my curiosity, my sense of adventure draws me deeper into the vast expanse.

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The Daymark – Kingswear Coast Walk

The Daymark, Kingswear Devon
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Living in South Devon I am spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning walks and scenery. I can head to Dartmoor and hike the wilderness or I can head to the South West Coast Path and witness the power of nature.

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Sheepstor Ditsworthy Warren – Dartmoor Circular Walk

Guttor Tor, Sheepstor Dartmoor Devon
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I had read about another magnificent stone row in the Sheepstor area of Dartmoor and planned a circular walk to explore.

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Burrator – Down Tor Stone Row

Crazywell Cross, Dartmoor Devon
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My quest to hike Dartmoor and discover its less than hidden prehistoric past was going well. A scan of my OS Explorer Map and the internet revealed a beautiful stone row and circle not far from Burrator Reservoir,

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The Grey Wethers Stone Circles

Postbridge Dartmoor Devon
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I’ve never been to Stonehenge, I have driven the A303 a multitude of times on trips to the West Country. My reason for never visiting is the location.

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Start Point – South West Coast Path

Start Point South West Coast Path Devon
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Devon is more than just cream teas and Dartmoor, it has some of the most dramatic coastline in England. I felt like walking to a lighthouse so I did some research online and found that Start Point Lighthouse was right on a dramatic section of the South West Coast path.

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Huntingdon Warren Clapper Bridge – Dartmoor Walks

Huntingdon Warren Clapper Bridge
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You’ll read it and hear it over and over again; do not walk Dartmoor without a proper map.

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Recent Comments

  • Elaine Smerdon on Red Lake China Clay WalkI have just found your blogs whilst trying to find info about "Redlake". When I have a little more time I'll read some more. (Always wanted to walk the South
  • Clare on Walking Pains – Superfeet Super BootsThanks for the reply, I am now a regular calf stretcher!
  • gerard on Montane Terra Pants Reviewhi can you comment in regards to the fit. Are they tight fitting?. some reviews comment on the shortness of the inseam in other reviews. is the waist true to
  • Clare on Walking Pains – Superfeet Super BootsHi Malcolm, How long did it take to build back to your 20 miler after you had the heel pain and started doing your research and getting better boots etc?
  • Monika on Spring Evening on Kithurst Hillit looks stunning :) do you have gpx file for this walk you could share?
  • Henry Krinkle on Avon Dam Reservoir – Dartmoor DevonAny ideas for parking, within a reasonable walk, if the Shipley Bridge area is rammed?
  • Robert on Burrator – Down Tor Stone RowO.K cheers for that, I will try to sort it out, strange because it saved as a GPX file Kind Regards Rob
  • Robert on Burrator – Down Tor Stone RowHi I downloaded the track GPX file, but it would not load up to my Garmin oregon 450, any Idea, "Error accurred while reading the following files, 10_18_29.gpx 10_25_42GPX and
  • Raimund Beerwerth on Princetown to Great Mis TorHope to visit dartmoor in May for some days by pack packing. Greetings Raimund
  • James Stenning on Amberley Circular Walk | Look AgainHello, Just a quick thanks for the walk above, I'm training for the London to Brighton hike in June and your suggestion was perfect training. Excellent views and a great

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