Day 14 – Higher Longford to Warren Hill Inn – 13.8 miles

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Managed to pack and decamp quickly and started the mega climb called “Pork Hill” up onto Dartmoor. The mist turned to fog as we got higher and higher.

Sadly we didn’t get the views we had hoped for. Lets call them “atmospheric”! 🙂 Occasionally the fog would thin briefly so we could see the rocky outcrops, sheep, ponies and isolated copses.
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Saw a roadsign that reminded us of when the Forest of Dean had lots of sheep.
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Fortunately the rain kept off so we yomped on, passing isolated habitation surrounded by beech trees with water dripping from the leaves. Suddenly saw photo opportunity to our right and took this shot:
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Next stop was the Hotel at Two Bridges. Very popular spot even at this time of year.
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Sat in the lounge, drank tea sinking deeper into the chesterfield with every sip. Brilliant wifi so Dot was able to write her post for yesterday.
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We were aiming for the Warren House Inn which was the last watering hole on Dartmoor so we stopped briefly at Postbridge for a cheese and tomato sandwich and half an apple each.
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Sat on a bench with this inscription: “Remembering Reg Bellamy 1923 – 2005” thanks Reg.
We decided to crack on to the Warren House Inn as we were both tired and wanted a cooked meal tonight. It appeared out of the mist like a long lost friend. Pot of tea ordered, pitch for the tent sorted and it was then time to enjoy the start of a brill evening.
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Otter bitter 2 pints, a shared garlic bread, then chilli and jacket potato plus salad for Dot, Dartmoor steak sandwich for Dave plus chips. Spent the rest of the evening chatting to Kate and Jim and the landlord Peter who made us very welcome. Great food thanks to chef Jenny, loved the Inn and thanks for the donation Peter.

4 thoughts on “Day 14 – Higher Longford to Warren Hill Inn – 13.8 miles

  1. So glad to hear you are getting you fill of tea, Dave. I know how you love it. Nice an handy to camp by a pub, handy for a pint. I think today, Saturday, will be a good test for Dot’s new jacket. Keep on yo Ping! x

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