Friday, 15 July 2011
Dartmoor Day out. Hound Tor.
We could have headed for the beach on such a blissfully beautiful sunny clear July day, instead we headed back up towards Dartmoor. The last time we went to Hound Tor, it was in March, a cold and blustery day.
Not a day for rock climbing.
Dartmoor is scattered with Granite Tors. Hound Tor really is the place where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his inspiration for The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was a better day to visit in July rather than March.
Dartmoor has a mixture of traditional Farmland, with drystone walls and hedgerows. Peat and moorland protected as it's a National Park.
My friend Paulette asked me what Dartmoor was like.............
A bit like being on the top of the world, where the sky meets the land when you find a high enough spot.
The granite alive with flowers and lichen.
Sign posts that tell you the way to go, you can still get lost. No matter how many times we go there, we always come home a different way.
That you find down narrow lanes.
Wild open moor land.
The foal is asleep, in case your wondering, why he's lying down.
Cars parked beside the road....
Don't take my word for it, you can see for yourself.