10.Belstone, Belstone Common, Higher Tor, Hound Tor, Cosdon Hill. A circular walk on North Dartmoor. 9.56 miles, 1642 feet ascent. 15.4 km , 524 m ascent

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Belstone, Belstone Common, Higher Tor, Hound Tor, Cosdon Hill. A circular walk on North Dartmoor. 9.56 miles, 1642 feet ascent. 15.4 km , 524 m ascent

There is good car park just before Belstone Village. Follow the lane due South onto the moor, then keep rightover Belstone Common to the stone circle

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Looking down into Belstone Cleave from belstone

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Nine Stones Circle on Belstone Common

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heading up to the top of a wintry Belstone Common

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Looking north from Belstone Tor to North Devon and wind farm

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View of Cosdon Hill from Belstone Common

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Looking South from Belstone Common towards Oke Tor and Steeperton Tor, Belstone Tor to the right.

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Belstone Tor

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..After Higher Tor we headed South East towards Taw Marsh, crossing the stream from Steeperton Gorge near to where it meets Steeperton Brook. Up through the settlements, and then straight on South East to cross Steeperton Brook before heading for Hound Tor.

A wintry landscape

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Panorama of North Dartmoor from Hound Tor: Cosdon Hill, Little Hound Tor, Kennon Hill, Rippator, Fernworthy Forest, Watern Tor, Wild Tor, Okement Hill

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...From Hound Tor there is a clear path to the stone circle and then on to Cosdon beacon

Heading towards Little Hound Tor and the stone circle

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Winter on top of Cosdon Hill

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...From the top of Cosdon Hill, head almost due North heading down to the west corner of the field walls below, then a clear path North West and then West back to the footbridge over the River Taw.