A 12 mile walk from Dean Prior, via Deancombe and Harbourne heath to the Avon Dam, and back via Shipley Tor


2013-03-03-12-00-10_p1100276_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  First a few scattered patches of snowdrops in full bloom

Snowdrops beside the path at Deancombe

First a few scattered patches of snowdrops in full bloom


2013-03-03-12-00-34_p1100278_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  These seem to be a particularly tall strain of wild snowdrop

Tall snowdrops growing wild

These seem to be a particularly tall strain of wild snowdrop


2013-03-03-12-01-22_p1100280_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Extensive beds of wild snowdrops growing between the trees close to the path at Deancombe

Beds of wild snowdrops between the trees

Extensive beds of wild snowdrops growing between the trees close to the path at Deancombe


2013-03-03-12-51-46_p1100282_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path


2013-03-03-12-51-56_p1100283_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path


2013-03-03-12-52-17_p1100284_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Several different sorts of lichen and moss covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen covering a tree beside the path

Several different sorts of lichen and moss covering a tree beside the path


2013-03-03-13-28-33_p1100285_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  A view of the Avon valley below the dam on a cold and misty day

A view of the Avon valley below the dam

A view of the Avon valley below the dam on a cold and misty day


2013-03-03-13-35-02_p1100286_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  The walking group approaches the Avon dam

The walking group approaches the Avon dam

The walking group approaches the Avon dam


2013-03-03-13-35-27_p1100287_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  The walking group approaches the Avon dam

The walking group approaches the Avon dam

The walking group approaches the Avon dam


2013-03-03-14-44-17_p1100288_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Looking into the Avon valley from the south at Riders rings hut circles

Looking into the Avon valley from the south

Looking into the Avon valley from the south at Riders rings hut circles


2013-03-03-14-54-51_p1100292_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  Black Tor provides shelter from the wind

Black Tor near Shipley Bridge

Black Tor provides shelter from the wind


2013-03-03-15-13-35_p1100293_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  A 12 mile walk from Dean Prior, via Deancombe and Harbourne heath to the Avon Dam, and back via Shipley Tor

Aproaching Shipley Tor

A 12 mile walk from Dean Prior, via Deancombe and Harbourne heath to the Avon Dam, and back via Shipley Tor


2013-03-03-15-23-32_p1100294_dean-prior-deancombe-harbourne-head-avon-dam-shipley-tor.jpg  View from the top of Shipley Tor, looking towards Ugborough Beacon

View from the top of Shipley Tor

View from the top of Shipley Tor, looking towards Ugborough Beacon