The Dartmoor is probably the most famous bog in England – countless films and books have tried to create a creepy and eerie atmosphere here. If you travel the moor on one of the rainy or especially foggy days, you can really feel moved in Sherlock Holmes “The Hound of Baskerville” or Edgar Wallace “The Painted Dog”.
But a visit on a bright sunny day shows the exact opposite: a beautiful landscape in the southern English county of Devon, which has pretty much everything to offer from beautiful wooded areas to barren moorland areas. Of course also a lot of worthwhile hiking trails, lovable little places and in the middle of it “The Cathedral in the Moor”, the church in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor with its 36 meter high tower. It also owes its title to its size, which seems slightly oversized for a place with less than 200 inhabitants.
In the high bog, the “tors” stand out in particular – granite rocks suddenly towering from the meadow and heathland. The whole area was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as evidenced by numerous foundations of houses, stone bridges and stone circles. It is recommended to visit one of the info centers – the extremely friendly staff there have countless tips in stock and are happy to provide information.
Videos about Dartmoor
There are almost a lot of videos about the Dartmoor. Here is a selection of three.
A short introduction to the Dartmoor:
Dramatic Dartmoor – Pictures of Dartmoor:
The beauty of the incredible celestial and light moods in Dartmoor:
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