Evening Light On Watern Tor, Dartmoor

Evening Light on Watern Tor, Dartmoor

Photographed on a beautiful late-Spring evening as we were preparing a wild camp in the shadow of The Thirlstone.

This is one of my favourite spots on the moor, the wedge-shaped rock has so much character – it even has a naturally eroded hole (from which the name is derived).

The sheltered easterly side can offer good protection from the wind, it boasts a natural chimney (which is ideal for a small camp stove), and it catches the sunrise perfectly! Although do note that it can be soggy underfoot as that side is shadowed from the afternoon sun, and the moorland animals like to poo there sometimes!

I love to climb the rocks, and sit on top to watch the sunset and dark starry skies.