WALK | Cornwall | Sharp/Kilmar/Bearah Tors

Kilmar Tor and Beyond


THE WALK

The weather forecast was bad…..rain, rain and more rain! As they say though, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! So it was out with the Goretex Paclites and and let’s go walking!


MAP

ORDNANCE SURVEY – Route planner map of today’s walk

Ordnance Survey iPhone/iPad app Map

We use the Ordnance Survey route planner app for iPhone/iPad to create all our walks these days ….. the GPS accuracy is amazing ….. especially useful when the paths just disappear!


PHOTOS

Dump the car on the side of the road and let’s go!
Glennis…..ready to go walking in the rain!
Misty tree on the way up Sharp Tor
Sharp Tor looking distinctly gloomy
Walkers, Sharp Tor and Heavy Rain!
Love the look of the wild trees on Bodmin Moor
VIDEO: Walkers, Rain, Mist…..and now Gale Force Wind!
A cosy nook on the way down Sharp Tor for Soup & Cheddar Sarnies…..yummy!
Glennis…..so happy to have traversed the raging torrent!
Kilmar Tor and Beyond
Kilmar Tor still magnificent in the rain
Bodmin Moor…..so Elemental
Bearah Tor and beyond
Granite everywhere on Bearah Tor
Granite Playgound on Bearah Tor
Weather calm now over Bearah Tor
Teetering Logan Stone on Bearah Tor
And at the end of the walk…..the sun came out!

SUMMARY

It would have been so easy to stay indoors today, the weather forecast can do that to you! But so glad we made the effort to get of the couch!

The Tors in this area are our favourite place to be at the moment and today turned out to be no exception…..even though the weather tried to dampen our spirits. This whole area is still stunning even in the rain!


STATISTICS

GARMIN FENIX 5X – Activity tracker data of today’s walk

Garmin Fenix 5X app Data

It’s interesting, and quite comical at times, to compare the Ordnance Survey route and time predictions with the route and time we actually take. Quite often we stop to take photo’s, admire the views, get sidetracked or even get lost…..yes occasionally even GPS loses the signal and can temporarily point us in the wrong direction….so the route can look quite different and be quite a bit longer at the end of the day!


PHOTO EQUIPMENT

IPHONE 11 PRO MAX: With it’s new three lens system and now waterproof the iPhone Pro Max is a perfect companion on our walks for selfies, panoramas, videos and to view our Ordnance Survey route planner maps.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Although I took my favourite walkabout camera combination, the Sony A7R and Sony’s super lightweight 28mm lens, they stayed in my rucksack for the whole walk as the rain was so bad. I just used my iPhone 11 Pro Max to grab some images and a bit of video at the top of Sharp Tor for effect. The iPhone proved to be a perfect quick and easy tool for these conditions.

SONY A7R – Fantastically specified and so small and light

Sony A7R Camera

SONY 28MM – Perfect walkabout lens – uncomplicated and also amazingly light

Sony 28mm Lens

PHOTO TIP

I don’t want to have to think too much about camera settings on these walks so I have configured the Sony A7R’s Custom 1 option as follows: Manual Focus / Aperture f11 / Auto ISO / Continuous Bracket 5 Images 0.7 stop. I set the lens to a Hyperfocal Distance of around 2.35M then fix it with some surgical tape along the bottom of the lens. Now I have everything in focus from 1.35M to Infinity.

The resulting 5 images can either be used for Auto Aligned HDR or I can use a single image, usually the one with the best exposed highlights ….. clouds are normally the trickiest to get right. I like gritty images so when the ISO creeps up I don’t really have an issue with the results ….. it can often add to the atmosphere of a Black & White image …. the ease of use those settings give me far outweighs any image downside!


REFERENCES

ORDNANCE SURVEY – We always use their iPhone/iPad route planner app to create our walks and to check out any car journey routes. Can’t go walking without GPS these days ….. love it!

MET OFFICE – Used on every walk for weather information. An invaluable tool in planning what gear to take.

WIKIPEDIA – For finding information quickly Wikipedia is far and away the best, most convenient, useful source for anything ….. whatever their critics say! I use it all the time for information about places we visit on our walks.


LINKS

For Information on Kilmar Tor click here: INFO: KILMAR TOR

For Information on Bodmin Moor click here: INFO: BODMIN MOOR

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