1) Dartmoor Landscape
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is close to the Narrator Brook - near Deancombe in the Dartmoor National Park. A lovely autumn day.
Along the Track to Deancombe from Norsworthy Bridge near the Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. A very pleasant walk on a lovely autumn day.
The track to Narrator Brook from Deancombe - in autumn
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
View towards Staple Tor and Roos Tor from Walkhampton Common on Dartmoor
This is the road to Tavistock at Sampford Spiney in the Dartmoor National Park
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.
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.
On Dartmoor, with a glimpse of the Burrator Reservoir near Norsworthy Bridge. A lone sheep is grazing on the far bank.
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.
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.
The Church of St Leonard is in Sheepstor village in the Dartmoor National Park UK. Photo: November 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A colourful autumn scene at the site of, what used to be, Narrator Farm in the Burrator area of Dartmoor National Park. Narrator Farm was abandoned many years ago when the Burrator Reservoir was constructed nearby. It was once the residence of John Bayley who was Lord of the Manor of Sheepstor around 1850. Little is left to be seen of the farm buildings; just a few remnants of moss-covered stone walls - the land finally reclaimed by nature.
At Cross Gate near the Devonport Leat in the Dartmoor National Park. Beyond the trees is a glimpse of the Burrator Reservoir.
Looking towards Burrator Reservoir from Cross Gate near the Devonport Leat on Dartmoor.
The track from Cross Gate leads down to Leather Tor Bridge which is a pleasant little walk. Cross Gate is situated on Dartmoor by the Devonport Leat, and itself is a lovely spot for a picnic and whilst enjoying the view to Burrator Reservoir below. There is a small area which allows parking for four or five cars, but only a narrow lane to reach it.
Cathanger Rock with its companion tree is situated on Corndon Down, high up above the popular tourist spot of Dartmeet. Nearby are Corndon Tor, Sharp Tor, and Yar Tor. From here are beautiful far-reaching views of the Dartmoor landscape and farmland.
A pleasant winter afternoon. A lone walker on his way down from Leeden Tor on Dartmoor. In the middle of the skyline is Great Mis Tor with Roos Tor behind to the right. Way over on the right is The Swell Tor Quarry and spoil tips.
The low evening sun bathes the Dartmoor landscape with warm light, as these ponies graze on the moorland. Behind them, in the middle distance, is Swell Tor Quarry, with Great Mis Tor on the skyline (one of Dartmoor's most well known Tors).
Looking back to Burrator Reservoir from the Middleworth area on the way to Down Tor in the Dartmoor National Park.
A lone tree by a moss-covered stone wall near Snappers Tor in the Burrator area of the Dartmoor National Park. On the skyline are Leather Tor and Sharpitor. There are many stone walls like this all over the moor - most of them covered in moss.
Dartmoor Landscape near Down Tor - in early spring. Sheeps Tor is on the skyline on the left, and Leather Tor is on the skyline right of the picture. In the middle, is a glimpse of the Burrator Reservoir.
A walk to Combeshead Tor on Dartmoor in early spring. In the distance, on the skyline, is Sheeps Tor.