And it was windy! We were promised ‘the best views on Dartmoor’ and were not disappointed as we headed for Dr Blackall’s Drive, beyond Dartmeet.
As the holiday season is upon us, parking was a challenge, but the stunning views over the Dart Valley took our breath away and at our coffee stop at Bel Tor with some ponies we were able to see a naturally formed rock basin. Further along the path we turned back to appreciate the views from a different direction and they were stunning.
This stretch of the Two Moors Way takes its name from a Dr Blackall, who once owned nearby Spitchwick Manor, and who in the late nineteenth century created a carriage drive along the northern lip of the Dart Gorge along which, presumably, a carriage was driven so that Dr Blackall and his guests could enjoy the stunning views.
It must have been a bumpy ride if the day’s conditions were anything to go by!