|The map reference for our start and end point in the Meldon Reservoir car park was 56133 91791.|
|Looking down towards the old railway viaduct near Meldon Quarry. Steep valley fed by many streams? Could be a good spot for a reservoir?|
|Two butterflies for the price of one! A little bit of sunshine and some flowers on the bramble and out they come. The larger one is a Silver Washed Fritillary and the one at the top is a female Meadow Brown.|
|Nothing out of the ordinary, just Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil. But still a very attractive flower.|
|An oak tree with an interesting bole down by the river. This woodland is a remnant of what used to cover large parts of the moor a long time ago.|
|Slogging our way up the side of Yes Tor. It actually looks steeper than it was in practice but still good exercise.|
|Looking back up to Black Tor, the third 'peak' we visited on our walk. In fact, a good day for 'tor bagging' - Yes Tor, High Willhayes and Black Tor.|
|It's a good year for Rowan (Mountain Ash). Apparently the berries make a good jelly.|
|Looking up a coombe. There is a path picking its way up the stream to the ridge but we took the one which came in from the right.|
|My mushroom guide tells me that this is Panaeolus semiovatus or the Egghead Mottlegill mushroom. Non-psychoactive and non-poisonous. Apparently it is edible but hardly a mouthful for gourmets.|
|Local eccentrics on the top of High Willhayes. OK, so you reached the cairn but there's no need to show off.|
|Breathes there the man with soul so dead ,|
who never to himself hath said .
This is my own, my native land.
(Sir Walter Scott).