It was misty up on Dartmoor so today I went for a lovely stroll from Lopwell Dam down the right bank of the river Tavy. We started at the excellent café run by jolly Jayne Plant at The Old Pump House, with home-made food (including delicious cake which is dairy-free), a very welcoming spot with a lovely view.
It was a good way to spend a February afternoon, walking down through woods by the Tavy, full of birdsong and sounds – tits, nuthatches, woodpeckers, robins – with a view across to Maristow, to the sparkling estuary.
And when we left Lopwell and emerged from the deep valley, the moor was bathed in golden sunlight. There was time for a quick dash to Pew Tor and a breath of moorland air and bracken, gorse and heather, before the mist returned.