Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A morning on Dartmoor

Near the end of last year I was lucky enough to be able to spend a week back in Somerset and a few places near it.

Dartmoor is an moorland area which climbs to just over 2000 feet above sea level.  The tops of many of the hills are crowned with Tors - bare outcrops of the granite that forms the area.  Dartmoor has been home to people for a very long time.  It has many dozens of archeological sites scattered over its landscape.

The single standing stone in the picture, and the cross scratched into the stone may be of very different ages, but I think that they show that this is a landscape that people find significant.

One fine morning I walked up to the top of Great Mis Tor with a great friend of mine.  It was a short walk walk, but not all good walks are about the distance travelled.















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8 comments:

Wally Jones said...

What a terrific looking area to explore! Your images are wonderful, Stewart! That landscape looks so unique.

You are so correct about the quality of a walk not being related to its distance. Sounds like you had a special time.

We hope your week is filled with peace and adventure!

italiafinlandia said...

It must be quite an enjoyable territory to walk... not too steep and with interesting rock formations.

Lea said...

Magnificent!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A short walk with views like that and with the historical interest would be perfect for us. . Beautiful!

Marcia said...

What a beautiful day and gorgeous view.

Missy George said...

Looks like a nice place to walk..Interesting photos Stewart..thanks for sharing..Unusual rock formations...

Lady Fi said...

It looks heavenly and quite wild!

Fun60 said...

A stunning landscape. Your photos are telling me it is too long since I have visited the area.