/ Dartmoor - are the midgies out yet?
Yeah I've not been to dartmoor many times, but I thought it generally isn't as bad as other similarly wet areas further north. Still given the weather over the last 15 months I thought it may be worth checking.
Planning on climbing at Dewerstone :)
Overcast and damp with little breeze today on N Dartmoor. Midge heaven.
Have you actually seen any this year yet on Dartmoor?
Near Widecombe last Monday they were putting in an appearance. Too windy on the Moor itself over the weekend though.
> Planning on climbing at Dewerstone :)
Might have a little trouble if it's not breezy as you're near the river.
hmm OK the wind is supposed to be up tomorrow but the crag will be fairly sheltered from the direction it's coming from. Sunday is looking like a cross wind which is more likely to be effective.
I think we'll go along to dewerstone in any case and take the repellent and move on if it particularly bad.
They were out in force at Lustleigh Cleave earlier in the week and in Gidleigh Woods day before yesterday. Despite that both places have some great bouldering that's sadly neglected. Take the DEET and you'll be fine.
were they just a problem towards dusk?
Yep, definitely here.
Was eaten to bits at Dewerstone on 18th June...
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