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1) Dartmoor Landscape

Jean Fry | Huccaby Farm gateways - Dartmoor

Huccaby Farm gateways - Dartmoor

Huccaby Farm is in the Hexworthy area of the Dartmoor National Park. Nearby is the river of the West Dart, Hexworthy Bridge and, going uphill, The Forest Inn. There is also a lovely campsite here, which, being in the middle of the moor, is a perfect location to explore Dartmoor. From here it is a short drive to Dartmeet, a popular tourist spot, and where you can get a bite to eat, an ice-cream - or just sit by the river.
Jean Fry | Days end over Sheepstor Village

Days end over Sheepstor Village

This view is overlooking the charming little village of Sheepstor, and the nearby Burrator Reservoir which is just a short walk from the village. The village church, which can be seen in this image, is the 15th-century, granite built church of St Leonard's.
Jean Fry | Sunrays over the Walkham Valley - Dartmoor

Sunrays over the Walkham Valley - Dartmoor

The sun is beginning to go down over Dartmoor, the rays breaking through the clouds and penetrating the rising mist. There is one 'spotlight' over a field in the Walkham Valley. It was a beautiful scene to behold.
Jean Fry | Summertime on Huccaby Farm - Dartmoor

Summertime on Huccaby Farm - Dartmoor

Huccaby Farm is in the Hexworthy area of the Dartmoor National Park. Nearby is the river of the West Dart and Hexworthy Bridge, and going uphill is The Forest Inn. There is also a lovely campsite here, which, being in the middle of the moor, is a perfect location to explore Dartmoor. From here it is a short drive to Dartmeet, a popular tourist spot where the East Dart and West Dart rivers meet and where you can get a bite to eat, an ice-cream - or just sit by the river.
Jean Fry | The Walkhampton Valley - Dartmoor

The Walkhampton Valley - Dartmoor

It is near the end of the day, and the mist is beginning to rise in the valley over farmland and the distant hills of Dartmoor. The photo was taken from the cycle track to Ingra Tor and Kings Tor. The track is actually a disused railway track which led from Princetown to Yelverton and was closed down many years ago. It is now used by walkers, joggers, cyclists and horse riders.
Jean Fry | The Open Gate - Dartmoor

The Open Gate - Dartmoor

On a lovely June day, this open gate is almost inviting you to walk through. The beautiful view beyond the gate is towards the Dartmoor hills and tors. This photo was taken from a track above Hexworthy on Dartmoor.
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Scene in Autumn

A Dartmoor Scene in Autumn

This is close to the Narrator Brook - near Deancombe in the Dartmoor National Park. A lovely autumn day.
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Track in October

A Dartmoor Track in October

Along the Track to Deancombe from Norsworthy Bridge near the Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. A very pleasant walk on a lovely autumn day.
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Track

A Dartmoor Track

The track to Narrator Brook from Deancombe - in autumn
Jean Fry | Track to Joey's Lane - Dartmoor

Track to Joey's Lane - Dartmoor

This lovely track with its moss-covered boulders leads to Joey's Lane below Sheeps Tor on Dartmoor. The track is an old packhorse route from many years ago and is found between Sheeps Tor and the Burrator Reservoir. Photo taken July 2016
Jean Fry | Sheeps Tor view Dartmoor

Sheeps Tor view Dartmoor

Sheeps Tor seen from Lowery Cross on Dartmoor. In the valley between here and the tor, is the large expanse of the lovely Burrator Reservoir. If you go to the left at this junction, it will lead you to Crossgate and on to Leather Tor Bridge. A pleasant walk at any time of the year. Going to the right will take you down to the road that circumnavigates the reservoir. A walk all the way round is approximately four miles.
Jean Fry | Huckworthy Mill - Dartmoor

Huckworthy Mill - Dartmoor

Huckworthy Mill is a Grade 2 listed building in the hamlet of Huckworthy in the Dartmoor National Park. It is next to the River Walkham and its lovely stone bridge. It is a particularly picturesque location, and in my opinion, especially so in late winter to early spring when this photo was taken. However, it is not the easiest place to get to, as the roads to the village are very narrow in places as is the bridge itself, which needs careful negotiating to avoid scratching the car!
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Track

A Dartmoor Track

This lovely track, known as Joey's Lane, is located near the village of Sheepstor in the Dartmoor National Park, UK. How it got this name, or who Joey was, is unknown. The track strewn with moss-covered boulders was a packhorse track in bygone years. Now it is a route to the base of Sheeps Tor, or to another track around the base of the tor. Always a pleasant place for a walk.
Jean Fry | Gorse & Heather on Dartmoor

Gorse & Heather on Dartmoor

Gorse & heather on Corndon Down approaching Corndon Tor on the skyline. This is near Yar Tor uphill from Dartmeet in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park
Jean Fry | Gorse on Dartmoor

Gorse on Dartmoor

On Corndon Down high above Dartmeet in the Dartmoor National Park. The view is across the gorse-covered area below Corndon Tor to farmland and the moorland beyond. With the gorse and heather, the moor was particularly colourful this year.
Jean Fry | Autumn scene - Dartmoor

Autumn scene - Dartmoor

This is a pretty area near the Narrator Brook in the Deancombe area of Dartmoor. It was looking especially lovely in its autumn colours at the end of October.
Jean Fry | A Dartmoor Scene

A Dartmoor Scene

This photo was taken in autumn from the edge of the Roughtor Plantation in the Dartmoor National Park. You can see Down Tor in the distance, and behind you, to the southwest is Sheeps Tor.
Jean Fry | Hawthorn above Sheepstor Village - Dartmoor

Hawthorn above Sheepstor Village - Dartmoor

The church of St Leonard and Sheepstor Village, nestle in the valley below Sheeps Tor; the lower slopes of which can be seen far right. Nearby is the Burrator Reservoir, a beautiful area of Dartmoor to explore in all seasons.
Jean Fry | Track through Narrator Farm on Dartmoor

Track through Narrator Farm on Dartmoor

No longer a farm - this is the area of the ruins of what used to be Narrator Farm, Sheepstor on Dartmoor. The farm was once the residence of John Bayley who was Lord of the Manor of Sheepstor around 1850. Nearby is the Burrator Reservoir and Sheeps Tor. In the distance can be seen Leather Tor. ....Photo taken on a cloudy day in mid April
Jean Fry | Trees in Winter - Dartmoor

Trees in Winter - Dartmoor

These majestic looking trees are near the parking area at Lowery Cross near the Burrator Reservoir. I always think that trees look their best in winter without their leaves and revealing the shape of their branches. Winter is a wonderful season for photograph: one reason being is that the quality of light seems so much better - probably because the sun is lower in the sky.
Jean Fry | Brisworthy on Dartmoor

Brisworthy on Dartmoor

Looking across the moorland from Brisworthy on Dartmoor. This part of the moor is close to the River Plym with the Brisworthy stone circle and a stone row nearby. Several tors are also in the area.
Jean Fry | Ditsworthy Warren House - Dartmoor

Ditsworthy Warren House - Dartmoor

The derelict Ditsworthy Warren House is a grade 2 listed building in the Dartmoor National Park. It attracts many visitors since it became famous when used as Narracott Farm in Steven Spielberg's film War Horse. The building was 'dressed' for the part, then returned to its derelict state when filming was finished. It is situated in open moorland with several tors and the River Plym nearby.
Jean Fry | Dartmoor

Dartmoor

View towards Staple Tor and Roos Tor from Walkhampton Common on Dartmoor
Jean Fry | Road to Tavistock - Dartmoor

Road to Tavistock - Dartmoor

This is the road to Tavistock at Sampford Spiney in the Dartmoor National Park
Jean Fry | Stone walls on Dartmoor

Stone walls on Dartmoor

Stone walls in the Deancombe area of Dartmoor. These old stone walls would have been boundary walls for the farms that have long since been abandoned. In the distance are the trees of the Roughtor Plantation with Gutter Tor beyond.
Jean Fry | Road to Tavistock - Dartmoor

Road to Tavistock - Dartmoor

This is in the Sampford Spiney area of the Dartmoor National Park. A little further along, the road crosses Plaster Down before arriving at the ancient stannary town of Tavistock. This area of Dartmoor is unusually flat for the moor, though there are several tors nearby.
Jean Fry | A glimpse of the lake

A glimpse of the lake

On Dartmoor, with a glimpse of the Burrator Reservoir near Norsworthy Bridge. A lone sheep is grazing on the far bank.
Jean Fry | Sheeps Tor through the trees in winter - on Dartmoor

Sheeps Tor through the trees in winter - on Dartmoor

A lovely winter day along the track from Lowery Cross to Crossgate. A short way along the track is this view through the trees to Sheeps Tor. Below the tor is the Burrator Reservoir, a glimpse of which can be seen in this image.
Jean Fry | A glimpse of Snappers Tor

A glimpse of Snappers Tor

A glimpse of Snappers Tor through the trees. This small tor, which is not much more than a pile of granite rocks, is in the Burrator area of the Dartmoor National Park. It is not marked on the Ordnance Survey maps but is mentioned in various publications. The moody rain clouds add a touch of drama to the scene.
Jean Fry | Sheepstor Church, Dartmoor

Sheepstor Church, Dartmoor

The Church of St Leonard is in Sheepstor village in the Dartmoor National Park UK. Photo: November 2018
Jean Fry | Ditsworthy - Dartmoor

Ditsworthy - Dartmoor

This is the view outside the grounds of Ditsworthy Warren House. In the distance is Hen Tor. This area was used in the making of the film War Horse by Steven Spielberg. The derelict house, not shown here, was used in the film as the farmhouse.
Jean Fry | The moment the sun broke through

The moment the sun broke through

A cloudy and damp day in November, when momentarily the sun broke through the clouds illuminating the fields below. A few seconds later it was gone. This area of farmland is near the small village of Sheepstor in the Dartmoor National Park.
Jean Fry | Dartmoor Winter

Dartmoor Winter

A distant view to the snow-covered Dartmoor tors from Saddlesborough Trig Point on Shaugh Moor. The tors seen in the image are, from left to right, Sharpitor, Great Mis Tor (beyond Sharpitor), Leather Tor and the summit of Sheeps Tor. Further to the right, in the distance, is the TV mast on North Hessary Tor, Princetown.
Jean Fry | Dartmoor

Dartmoor

From the lower slopes of Down Tor, looking towards Leather tor and Sharpitor, in the Dartmoor National Park. Photo taken at the end of December 2018
Jean Fry | Lone Tree on Down Tor

Lone Tree on Down Tor

A lone tree on Down Tor just before sundown in winter. Down Tor is in the south-west corner of the Dartmoor national park. In the picture, this is looking south towards Gutter Tor silhouetted on the horizon.
Jean Fry | Dartmoor

Dartmoor

On Combeshead Tor in the Dartmoor National Park, looking towards Sheeps Tor on the horizon. The photo was taken on a walk from Norsworthy Bridge.
Jean Fry | Dartmoor under a moody sky

Dartmoor under a moody sky

Near Down Tor on Dartmoor under a moody sky. In the distance, on the skyline, can be seen the outline of Gutter Tor. This is in the southwest area of the moor.