From Friday 9th to Monday 12th October 2015, the Club’s Annual Holiday was held at the HF Moorlands House at Haytor, on Dartmoor, Devon. We were a party of 33. A write-up of the weekend was included in the WINTER NEWSLETTER 2015 – see Newsletters page for details.
The photos below attempt to capture the activities in terms of the walks and entertainment we did during the weekend.
Thanks go (so far) to Felicity Brewis, Gordon Wise, David Mcgregor and myself for the photos displayed below.
Moorlands House at Haytor.
Friday 9th October
INTRODUCTORY WALK TO HAYTOR ROCKS – this was a short walk from the Moorlands House up to Haytor Rocks.
Saturday 10th October
Leader Michael with 10 SLR walkers. Distance approx. 4 miles
Leader was Gordon with 7 SLR walkers. Distance 7.6 miles
Leader was Andrew with 12 SLR walkers – this was a 10.5 mile circular walk starting and finishing at the Moorlands House taking in several tors, tramways, valleys and moorland tracks.
Sunday 12th October
Coach took the party to near Princetown and dropped off each group in turn for various length walks back into the town.
Leader was Andrew with 7 walkers. Distance approx. 3 miles
Leader was Michael with 8 walkers. Distance 7 miles
Leader was Gordon with 12 walkers. This was an 11 mile linear walk which took in a large number of tors, valleys, ‘leats’ and open moorland ending up in Princetown.
Entertainment and Evening Activities
Friday – Speaker on local wild life and fauna on Dartmoor
Saturday – series of 3 quizzes from the 3 walks leaders