Monday, April 1st 2013
A Bank Holiday off work and the sun shining, whoisthechallenger needed no further excuse to get out on the moors. After purchasing a couple of charity walks at the meet, it was to Brat Tor and Arms Tor that we headed. The car park wasn't exactly overflowing. The Ten-Tor trainees were out in force though. As the route took us up the River Lyd, we were fortunately sheltered from the chilly Easterly wind. Early Spring is the best time to walk the Lyd valley - no bracken.
Boxes were generally on site, and for the first time in a long time, the moor was dry underfoot. Circling Smallacombe Rocks, and heading up to Arms Tor, we suddenly found ourselves exposed to the full force of the wind. Dartcom suggested winds peaked at 26 knots this afternoon - though I suspect their instruments are not as exposed as Widgery Cross.
Retreating back to river level, splashing across the Lyd and back to the car on High Down, WITC is pleased with the 8.5 miles covered, and the 38 box haul too.