Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Stannon Tor

The 'foxy' series took us out to the Beehive Hut just off the East Dart recently, and we welcomed the opportunity to return to Stannon Tor and the Sheepfold.

The sheepfold is an astonishing structure. Though there are a few sheepfolds on the moor, the sheepfold below Stannon - otherwise known as the Scotch Sheepfold - is notable by it's sheer scale. It was built in the early 19th century and designed to be a sheep pen, with an occupied house also contained within its walls.
We had extended our walk to Fernworthy, and were impressed by our own fitness to complete the 11 mile route.

WITC did the walk on a busy day, with 3 other letterboxers in the area. With the weather fine and 43 boxes found, it was smiles all round.

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