3 days in and I still haven't climbed a Tor. That doesn't bother me too much, after all, this is only meant to be a little bit of fun, not a new years resolution to be on Dartmoor everyday.
It has been exciting to have a few people take interest and encourage me in this little adventure of mine, and also quite nice to find I'm not alone. In fact, I have learnt today that there is actually a name for what I'm doing - 'Tor Bagging', and there is a community of like minded people who have been doing just that for many years at www.shareyouradventure.com
I will let Paul Buck explain Tor Bagging from his blog www.moorlandwalks.co.uk/p/about.html as featured in Active Dartmoor Magazine, after all, this was how I discovered such a phenomenon.
So with this new found information, I have decided to change my list of 135 tors to Ken Ringwoods list of 425, which includes rocks! There's a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, I always knew there were more than 135 tors on Dartmoor, but I couldn't find a good enough list that I could use. Secondly, having more tors to tick off means I have more places to go, more sights to see, more exploring to enjoy and more chances of getting lost (which will make for some good stories to blog about). Also, this new list I have found has some good links to OS maps that will help me find them.
So, for those of you that are interested, here is my new, extended, list of Tors (and Rocks) that I hope to reach the top of.