Dartmoor National Park, England, July 2017


Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Moorland, or moor, is a type of habitat found in upland areas in temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands and montane grasslands and shrublands biomes, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 km2. The granite which forms the uplands dates from the Carboniferous Period of geological history. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology. —From Wikipedia.

Butterfly

View from the park's edge

Starting our 11 km hike

A neolithic henge (more)

A gushing stream

Resting on a rock

Sapiens caught in the wild!

Sheep (more)

A mossy stream

Another neolithic henge

Soft grassy land / peat

A stream

Towards the forest

Forest

Hike continues

Wild foxgloves

Foxglove flower

A lake (more)

Visitor

Lunch spot

Resting hikers

Lake with geese

A wild horse (more)

Moorland

Hiking through

Moorland (more)

A tor, or granite hilltop

Landscape

Happy cows?

Red Poll cow?

A tor in Dartmoor NP

Closer view of tor

View from the tor

Another henge (more)

Hiking path

Tall trees

Sunlit trees

Stream

Early evening

A funky pub! (inside)

Day 2 hike begins

Wooded area

Old clam bridge (more)

A stream

Green and fresh

Landscape

Hiking path continues

Rusting harley in a
rural shed

English Longhorn cow (more)

View from the top

View from the top

Wild horses

Lustleigh village

The Cleave pub (more)

Lustleigh cricket pitch

Typical thatched roof (1, 2)

 



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