I found the 'classic' photograph view of the Cobbler's true summit to be very misleading. Because of the ridge where the photos are taken from they tend to show the ledge with a rock at the end. Before my first visit I wondered what it would be like climbing back down from that rock onto the narrow ledge. However, the ledge actually widens before that rock and it is a relatively easy step up to the left on to the summit. The wider platform also makes for an easier climb down, so don't be put off by the photos. The rock at the end doesn't even come into it. In fact, the worst part of it is sticking your head through the eye and seeing the drop on the other side. Pick a dry day and it's a doddle. Actually, the South Summit requires more scrambling skills and is quite good fun.
Did someone mentioned an Arthur's Seat on Ben Lomond? Can't say I've ever encountered this. I always thought it was in Edinburgh.
But that's just me, a lover of wild and peaceful places
I don’t think it is just you, Rob. I would have thought the enjoyable thing about the North Moors was the fact that it is so remote and you can get away from it all. This is one of the reasons why Fur Tor is my favourite Tor, because it is the remotest of all. The last time I trekked there it was across Dinger Tor and Great Kneeset. I saw only a couple of people all day and I can’t believe they were out there for the company. Judging by some of the earlier comments on this thread, however, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that Fur Tor is the annual meeting place of the Techno Rave Appreciation Society. Surely if this is someone’s cup of tea they would simply got to Spitchwick on a warm summer’s day?Having recently spent time in the Scottish hills (including a couple of days in Knoydart and Glen Affric) I can appreciate what getting away from it all really means. Dartmoor doesn’t have the same appeal for me, I’m afraid, despite the fact that I live only five minutes away.