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

2013-03-03

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Snowdrops beside the path at Deancombe First a few scattered patches of snowdrops in full bloom
Tall snowdrops growing wild These seem to be a particularly tall strain of wild snowdrop
Beds of wild snowdrops between the trees Extensive beds of wild snowdrops growing between the trees close to the path at Deancombe
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 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 and moss covering a tree beside the path
A view of the Avon valley below the dam A view of the Avon valley below the dam on a cold and misty day
The walking group approaches the Avon dam The walking group approaches the Avon dam
The walking group approaches the Avon dam The walking group approaches the Avon dam
Looking into the Avon valley from the south Looking into the Avon valley from the south at Riders rings hut circles
Black Tor near Shipley Bridge Black Tor provides shelter from the wind
Aproaching Shipley Tor A 12 mile walk from Dean Prior, via Deancombe and Harbourne heath to the Avon Dam, and back via Shipley Tor
View from the top of Shipley Tor View from the top of Shipley Tor, looking towards Ugborough Beacon