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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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
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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,

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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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Burrator Reservoir – Dartmoor Walks

Burrator Reservoir Dartmoor Devon
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Continuing my gentle introduction to Dartmoor I took a trip to Burrator Dam and Reservoir near Yelverton, Devon. The weatherman promised sunshine and that’s what I was greeted with as I parked for free at the side of the road,

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Hookney Tor – Dartmoor Walks

Hookney Tor Dartmoor
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I wanted to walk a short distance but take in a spectacular view of Dartmoor from a tor. I had driven from Postbridge to Moretonhampstead before and knew of lanes that turned south towards Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

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Recent Comments

  • 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
  • Liz Morley on Widgery Cross Dartmoor LandscapeI came across this page whilst searching for something else and what a joy it was to read . Now in my 80th year walks of this kind are no
  • Timathea and Wyatt on The Grey Wethers Stone CirclesThank you so much! Your photos are lovely and Dave looks like a wonderful companion. I just stumbled across your site and will read more. I'm planning a trip to
  • katerina on Avon Dam Reservoir – Dartmoor DevonGorgeous walk to the Avon Dam from car park.NO good with the bins(litter),no any bins,not even for the dog poo - bins!!!!Wouldnt recommend for Motorhome users(7m long,2.3wide),We struggled to get
  • Olivia Mellor on Houghton Ancient Circular WalkThis looks great, thank you for sharing. Hopefully heading to Houghton today for a wintry one! Olivia
  • Mike on Dorset Puppy Joins The TeamWhat size is the adult crate you have?
  • Angela Harvey on Wistman’s Wood to Bellever TorGreat article, thanks. Hope you enjoy the SWCP, wonderful views and solitude. Stunted oak forest between Widemouth and Crackington on the N Cornish path too, spectacular wind bent trees as
  • Ben boulton on South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping GiantI left so much from this it is so cool and next weekend I will visit it with my dad
  • Sue Dudley on Avon Dam Reservoir – Dartmoor DevonYou must do this walk in late spring, when the rhodedendrums are blooming. It is breathtakingly beautiful at that time of year.(Late May bank holiday)

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