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2) Dartmoor Tors

Jean Fry | Sheeps Tor and Hawthorn

Sheeps Tor and Hawthorn

On the hillside above the hamlet of Sheepstor in the Dartmoor National Park. The photo was taken as the sun was going down on the eve of the Autumn Equinox. I was attracted by how the sun lit up the hawthorn tree in the foreground and the top of Sheeps Tor. The somewhat moody sky made a great backdrop. This location is close to the Burrator Reservoir - a popular place for walkers, joggers, cyclists, horse riders and people just wanting to enjoy time in that beautiful area.
Jean Fry | View north from Ingra Tor on Dartmoor

View north from Ingra Tor on Dartmoor

From Ingra Tor in the Dartmoor National Park. In the distance, middle of the shot is Staple Tor with sunlit Roos Tor beyond.
Jean Fry | On Yar Tor - Dartmoor

On Yar Tor - Dartmoor

Yar Tor is high up above Dartmeet in the Dartmoor National Park. It is easily accessible from the road that leads to Sherwell and Babeny stables. The views from this tor are wonderful and well worth the short climb from the small parking area. Dartmeet, down the very steep hill, is a popular place for tourists where the West Dart and East Dart rivers meet. This is a lovely place for a break where there is somewhere to eat, drink or just buy an ice-cream. It does get very busy in the holiday season, but visit in the winter and you can sometimes have the place to yourself.
Jean Fry | Feather Tor - Dartmoor

Feather Tor - Dartmoor

Feather Tor is a small and somewhat insignificant tor in the Dartmoor National Park, though still worth a visit. It is very close to the more impressive Pew Tor in the Moortown area of Whitchurch. From Pew Tor, and to a lesser extent Feather Tor, many other tors can be seen; notably Great Staple and Cox Tor. Also, a short walk from Feather Tor is the iconic Windy Post Cross and small waterfall - very popular with photographers.
Jean Fry | Feather Tor on Dartmoor - in black and white

Feather Tor on Dartmoor - in black and white

Feather Tor is a small and somewhat insignificant tor in the Dartmoor National Park, though still worth a visit. It is very close to the more impressive Pew Tor in the Moortown area of Whitchurch. From Pew Tor, and to a lesser extent Feather Tor, many other tors can be seen; notably Great Staple and Cox Tor. Also, a short walk from Feather Tor is the iconic Windy Post Cross and small waterfall - very popular with photographers.
Jean Fry | On Pew Tor looking west

On Pew Tor looking west

The view west across the Dartmoor landscape from Pew Tor. This impressive tor is one that is easily accessible as it is quite close to the road and parking area. It is located in the Moortown area not far from Sampford Spiney. Nearby is Feather Tor and the iconic (and much photographed) Windy Post Cross with its small waterfall. This photograph was taken in early October as the moor was taking on its Autumn colours.
Jean Fry | On Combeshead Tor looking towards Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

On Combeshead Tor looking towards Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

On Combeshead Tor looking south-west to the slopes of Yellowmead Down rising up to Sheeps Tor. Dartmoor National Park. Photo: August 4th 2018
Jean Fry | Dartmoor Tors

Dartmoor Tors

Nearest in the scene is Down Tor, and in the distance is Leather Tor with Sharpitor beyond. Below where the photo was taken you can see several stone walls - all boundaries of the farms that were abandoned many years ago. The photo was taken on my way back from Combeshead Tor in August 2018
Jean Fry | Looking out from Sheeps Tor on Dartmoor

Looking out from Sheeps Tor on Dartmoor

This is on Sheeps Tor - looking towards Leather Tor and Sharpitor just before sundown in late August. Here, someone is just sitting and taking in the view, enjoying the warmth of the evening sun. This is a tor which can be climbed quite easily if you are reasonably fit, and is well the effort as the views up there are spectacular all around. The Burrator Reservoir is just below the tor, and looking lovely from up here. One corner of the tor has a steep section which is popular with climbers. Why the tor has this name is unknown, though you will often find sheep as well as Dartmoor ponies grazing amongst its rocks.
Jean Fry | Leather Tor from the track to Deancombe - Dartmoor

Leather Tor from the track to Deancombe - Dartmoor

This track runs from Norsworthy Bridge near the Burrator Reservoir to Deancombe and the ruins of Deancombe Farm. The moss-covered stone walls you see in this image, are abundant all over Dartmoor. Leather Tor can be accessed from the main B3212 car parking area close to Sharpitor. Both popular tors worth exploring.
Jean Fry | On Yar Tor - Dartmoor

On Yar Tor - Dartmoor

Yar Tor is high above the Dartmeet valley and is situated near the road to Sherwell and Babeny. It is an easily accessible tor with a small parking area just off the road. It is well worth the effort to make the climb to the top ( not too steep) as the views from up there are quite beautiful.
Jean Fry | On Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

On Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

It is late summer, and the day is drawing to a close as a haze settles in in the valley below. We are on top of Sheeps Tor in the Dartmoor National Park and enjoying the tranquillity of the moment. As we look across the receding farmland, we see below us, the church of St Leonard in the small sleepy hamlet of Sheepstor. This charming little village takes its name from the neighbouring tor where we are standing - a tor that seems to watch over the village. All is well.
Jean Fry | Pew Tor - Dartmoor

Pew Tor - Dartmoor

Pew Tor is an impressive tor on Dartmoor and one that is easily accessible. It is located in the Moortown area not far from Sampford Spiney. Nearby is Feather Tor and the iconic (and much photographed) Windy Post Cross with its small waterfall. This photograph was taken in early October when the moorland takes on the colour of the dead bracken, a sure sign that autumn is well underway.
Jean Fry | View from Ingra Tor - Dartmoor

View from Ingra Tor - Dartmoor

On Ingra Tor looking north to Staple Tor with Roos Tor beyond, in the Dartmoor National Park
Jean Fry | Corndon Tor - Dartmoor

Corndon Tor - Dartmoor

Corndon Tor is on Corndon Down in the Dartmoor National Park. It is up the steep hill from Dartmeet and near Yar Tor and Sharp Tor - and from up here are spectacular views across the moorland and farmland.
Jean Fry | Rain clouds over Dartmoor

Rain clouds over Dartmoor

A moody sky over Combeshead Tor in the Dartmoor National Park. The threat of rain was no more than that, the clouds moved away without dropping any rain. During a long period of hot dry weather, rainfall would have been welcomed. Photo taken early in August 2018
Jean Fry | Looking out over Burrator Reservoir from Sheeps Tor

Looking out over Burrator Reservoir from Sheeps Tor

A young couple sitting on the rocks on the top of Sheeps Tor in the Dartmoor National Park. It was a balmy evening at the end of August and the sun was sinking in the sky. Below the tor, the water of the Burrator Reservoir shimmered in the sunlight - and beyond, a summer haze began to settle over the Dartmoor landscape. It was a good time to be in this place and watch the sun go down. A fine reward for the effort of climbing up here.
Jean Fry | Pew Tor - Dartmoor

Pew Tor - Dartmoor

Pew Tor under a mackerel sky in the Dartmoor National Park.
Jean Fry | Vixen Tor from Walkhampton Common

Vixen Tor from Walkhampton Common

View towards Vixen Tor, from Walkhampton Common, Dartmoor on the way to Ingra Tor. In the distance is Great Mis Tor.
Jean Fry | Rocks on a Dartmoor Tor

Rocks on a Dartmoor Tor

This is on Combeshead Tor in the south-west area of the Dartmoor National Park. It's about a 1½ mile walk from Norsworthy Bridge at the Burrator Reservoir. A pleasant, and not too challenging, walk taking in Snappers Tor and Down Tor on the way. A slight deviation to the route will bring you to the impressive Down Tor stone row (AKA Hingston Hill stone row).
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Landscape

A Dartmoor Landscape

In the southwestern area of Dartmoor, near Deancombe on a walk towards Down Tor. This is looking back to Snappers Tor with Leather Tor and Sharpitor on the skyline. Snappers Tor is the rock pile in the middle distance on the left of the scene.
Jean Fry | On Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

On Sheeps Tor - Dartmoor

On Sheeps Tor in the Dartmoor National Park UK - looking towards Leather Tor with Sharpitor beyond. Below to the left, the waters of the Burrator Reservoir can be seen. Photo taken July 2016
Jean Fry | Dartmoor Ponies on Combeshead Tor - Dartmoor

Dartmoor Ponies on Combeshead Tor - Dartmoor

I was enjoying a morning walk to Combeshead Tor on Dartmoor. It was a hot August day and I was feeling the heat so intended to have a short break when I reached the tor. When I got there, I was rewarded by finding this family of Dartmoor Ponies with foals, their tails swishing to drive away annoying flies. I watched them for a bit, with them pretty much ignoring me, then off they trotted to rocks further down. In the drought that we've been having, there doesn't seem to be much grass for the ponies to graze on, but I understand the farmers who own them (and they are all owned) come out on their quad bikes to supplement their feeding. ....Those dark clouds promised rain - but it didn't come. We would certainly have been glad of it.
Jean Fry | Pony and Foal on Sheeps Tor

Pony and Foal on Sheeps Tor

A pony with her foal on Sheeps Tor in the Dartmoor National Park. The tors In the background are, from left to right, Sharpitor, Leather Tor and distant Great Mis Tor.
Jean Fry | Down Tor in the late afternoon sun - Dartmoor

Down Tor in the late afternoon sun - Dartmoor

A lone tree by rocks on Down Tor lit by the late afternoon winter sun. Down Tor is in the southwestern area of Dartmoor National Park UK.
Jean Fry | Tree amongst Rocks

Tree amongst Rocks

A hawthorn tree amongst the rocks on Combeshead Tor, Dartmoor - against a moody sky.
Jean Fry | Ingra Tor - Dartmoor

Ingra Tor - Dartmoor

Climbing up Ingra Tor in the Dartmoor National Park. Ingra Tor is alongside the disused Princetown to Yelverton railway track, and there was once a stopping point here. Probably for the miners that worked in the adjacent quarry many years ago.
Jean Fry | View from a Dartmoor Tor

View from a Dartmoor Tor

This is on Ingra Tor looking north across the moorland. In the middle of the scene, on the skyline, can be seen Great Staple Tor with Roos Tor beyond.