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.


Farm Houses.

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.

15 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Wow, Dartmoor is an awesome place! I love all the big rocks every where. Who was the laughing gentleman in the last video; he seemed very happy about something!

Dolores said...

What a beautiful day to see a beautiful place. Thanks for taking me along.

Joanna said...

It's beautiful. You're doing nice work as a travel journalist.

WoolenSails said...

I wish I could be there and walk with you, I love rocks, lol. My husband always gives me weird looks when I go exploring around the rocks and stone walls, takes me back to a simpler time.

Debbie

Sue said...

It looks like a wonderful place for a dog to run. Is that allowed?

Lurline said...

How very beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh,,,,
we had no idea that Dartmoor was so beautiful! The land is reaching out to us, and drawning us near..
Dartmoor will now live in our hearts..
The rocks and hills.. and where the sky touched the earth,,, oh gosh,,
Thank you Midge.
love
tweedles

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Glad you stayed away from the Grimpen Mire! Looks like you had a lovely day. xx

MB Squirrell (Embee Cavaliers) said...

Beautiful place and pictures.

Allie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed both of these posts, dear girl, I can't get enough of England pics, especially your area! Just gorgeous!

Houseelf said...

A lovely place to live and visit. England needs green unspoiled places like Dartmoor. Soul food.

Myra said...

You always have the neatest photos to show us!! Oh to be able to live where you live for a while... Your patch of the world is wonderful...
Thanks for sharing! 8-)

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