Red Lake Hill

Notes: The NGR (National Grid Reference) was kindly supplied by Peter Freeman on the Dartmoor Bog Hoppers Facebook Group.

Hemery (1983) explains that Red Lake Hill extends for a considerable distance to the north-west towards the two Red Lakes, known as either Homer and Outer, or Western and Eastern Red Lakes. The author writes: “The upper tract of Red Lake Hill provides walking best avoided; extensive turf-ties spread westward below the watershed to the south slope of Standon Hill: vast quantities of peat have been cut here in the past and transported to Peter Tavy along the track known as Black Lane North.” Indeed, above this at the 548m spot height, a short way to the south-east of the area he describes, the hill is featureless and its gentle slopes tussocky and tough to traverse, especially towards the Tavy.