"Tackling Killervalley & river crossings :)" Okehampton by iris2002

Okehampton Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 53 photos

********* 4th Training weekend ************

New page> Training weekend 5 (the absolute insane :D > Gale-force winds at 50mph)

Training weekend 4 (the good, the wet, the ugly)

>A bit about me

> First Training Day on Dartmoor

> Second Training Day on Exmoor

> Training weekend II

> Training Weekend III-day1

>Training Weekend III-day2

> Everest-Base-Camp VT meeting 2007

>> LARGE WILD CATS ON THE MOOR??Here kitty,kitty,kitty

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Where to begin - Just outside Okehampton is a reservoir where we started training weekend no. 4!

I saw so much today - thanks to Kelvin (new hiking buddy gallore) who guided me on a 5.5 hour hike from Meldon Reservoir over to Yes Tor and the highest peak of Dartmoor > High Willhays ... it was magnificent - even though the wind/storm/gale almost blew us off the top and taking sharp pictures was a bit of a challenge wobbling in the wind.

At the bottom of Killervalley (a name well deserved) we didn't find an appropriate shallow spot to cross the river as with the mad rainfalls the water has swelled and the current was strong.

So... after walking up and down one side to check out alternatives, we decided to brave the elements, take our shoes off and wade to the other side... this is November remember - the ponds were frozen last weekend ... so it was a rather "refreshing" experience to say the least.

... more to come soon...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:ohhhhhhhhh the list is getting longer
  • Cons:beware of steeeeep hills!!! :P haha
  • In a nutshell:The moor is never the same - it is moody and dramatic and has a soul
  • Last visit to Okehampton: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 3, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:39 AM

    more beautiful wish i was there photos!a good friend and i camped at a weekend festival near Okehampton - it was lovely, thru cute villages and countryside - but didnt see these stunners!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2007 at 10:46 AM

    Fantastic travelogues

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 1:48 AM

    Fantastic, somewhat mysterious, pictures of the mountains. I like the picture: Iris on top of England :)

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 2:38 AM

    Great photos of the wild moors and autumn colours. I didn't realise the highest point in England was there. Gee it looks cold !

  • steevie_wanders's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 12:42 PM

    Nice pics, it looks colourfully autumnal.. That bone looks human - it didn't have big teeth marks on it did it?? miaaaoow!! ;-)

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 3:20 AM

    beautiful photos -- it looks a bit like Scotland!

  • Edla's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2006 at 2:04 AM

    Jeeeeeeez girl!!! If I didn't know better Id think you enoy torture!! :) BUT, you GO girl!!! Yoh!!

  • loisl's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    Thanks for sharing your tipps with us. Interesting details, great! Peter

  • hanoun's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 9:57 AM

    great photos, and I love the full rainbow. did your toes freeze :-))

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 7:13 AM

    :D Just like summer swimming in my hometown!

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