Monday, 17 February 2014

Into the wild heart of the Moor

I love the excitement and anticipation of going off to find somewhere new.  I thought I knew about all the pools on Dartmoor but then I read about one I'd never come across before and determined to find it.  It was a miraculously sunny day in between all the storms, and our hike took us further and further into the Moor as the larks sang overhead.   It was such a clear day we could see the rivers and hut circles in the distance marked out like a map.  We followed a path but the final section of the journey involved a compass and a bit of bravery as we struck out across the mire in what we hoped was the right direction.  Soon, like a mirage ahead, we saw a patch of glistening light, and there it was, the Holy Grail of our quest, a beautiful pool on top of the Moor in total and glorious isolation.  


2 comments:

Elwood Blues said...

Is this the puddle right out in the middle of the north moor that I've so far failed to get to?
Great morning wasn't it, I had to break the ice at Red Lake

Sophie said...

I don't think so...it's more than a puddle and I wouldn't say it's in the North Moor, suffice to say it's in a more southerly direction...exact location to be revealed in the new book on Dartmoor I'm working on, to be published 2015....! Sorry to be a bit secretive - I'm not normally, but I'd like there to be some surprises in the book... Red Lake must have been awesome.