These photographs were taken during a weekend in Dartmoor. We both took part in the Duke of Edinburgh`s Award when we were young`uns, although I was certainly more enthusiastic than Nathan. I love exploring the wilderness and long walks. Because that`s not something easily done with young children, it`s been a long time coming. We only had one day to cover any real distance, so we chose a route between our campsite (Langstone Manor – more on that in a minute), and a randomly selected pub (one which looked far enough on the map to be a worthwhile walk).
Our chosen walk took in Pew Tor – a smallish hill which, as legend has it, is the home of the King of the Piskies. Following on from Pew Tor, we followed the river Walkham through a beautiful rocky woodland to Merrivale. We then finished our walk owith a hike to Foggintor quarry for a little recent history and archaeology.
Back to our accommodation: Langstone Manor is sited close to Tavistock, yet just inside the Dartmoor boundary. The site is really well laid out with a choice of grass pitches, `glamping` pods, hard-standings and static caravans. We stayed in a pod which was a nice bit of luxury after a long wet day`s hiking. The site boasts a new lav/shower block, a small shop (as well as hiking essentials, sells bread and pastries baked fresh on the premesis!!) and a pub with good home cooked food. We were blown away by the hospitality of all the staff at Langstone Manor. Everyone was really friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable when we had any questions about walking (we had many). We felt so welcome and can`t wait to visit again.
Accommodation | Langstone Manor