WALK | Cornwall | Leskernick Hill-Buttern Hill

One of West Moor’s Stone Circles


THE WALK

In our quest to view Bodmin Moor’s Brown Willy and RoughTor from all angles we dropped off the A30 at Trewint and started walking.

We parked just outside Trewint and within 10 minutes of starting our walk we felt like we were out in a wilderness. It constantly surprises me that it is still possible to get that sensation in the middle of such a small county like Cornwall.

The area of West Moor is almost totally devoid of features it’s just a huge area of dry moorland that stretches for miles around. Unfortunately for the photographer in me there was not much inspiration to take out the camera and start shooting, hence that lack of images here. Instead we just enjoyed the day and took in the vastness of this part of Bodmin Moor in all its splendour.


MAP

ORDNANCE SURVEY – Route planner map of today’s walk

Ordnance Survey Map: Leskernick/Buttern Hills

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

One of West Moor’s Stone Circles
Burial Chamber on Buttern Hill

SUMMARY

Although there were views of Brown Willy and Rough Tor they were quite limited and not as spectacular as the views from Garrow Tor that we had visited recently.

However the upside was the discovery of an easily accessible entrance into wilderness for us to tap into next time we need that sort of space.


STATISTICS

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

Garmin Data: Leskernick/Buttern Hills

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

Although there were views of Brown Willy and Rough Tor they were quite limited and not as spectacular as the views from Garrow Tor that we had visited recently.

However the upside was the discovery of an easily accessible entrance into wilderness for us to tap into next time we need that sort of space.


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 more Info on Leskernick Hill click here: INFO: LESKERNICK HILL

For more Info on Bodmin Moor click here: INFO: BODMIN MOOR

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