Dartmoor (Devon)

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The Dartmoor - a mixture of cultural landscape and moorland.

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.

Dartmoor National Park homepage with lots of info

on the road in Dartmoor

on the road in Dartmoor

The Cathedral in the Moor (Widecombe-in-the-Moor)

The Cathedral in the Moor (Widecombe-in-the-Moor)

againThe Cathedral in the Moor

again The Cathedral in the Moor

Typical farm in Dartmoor

Typical farm in Dartmoorr

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

The new (!) bridge at River Dart in Dartmoor

The new (!) bridge at River Dart in Dartmoor

normal road bridge in Dartmoor

normal road bridge in Dartmoor

the Dartmoor ponies are ubiquitous

the Dartmoor ponies are ubiquitous

Worthwhile are of course the small paths in Dartmoor

Worthwhile are of course the small paths in Dartmoor

off the streets in Dartmoor

off the streets in Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor - great expanse!

Dartmoor – great expanse!

Typical of the moor: The stone hills, called "Thor"

Typical of the moor: The stone hills, called “Thor”

These Tors in Dartmoor are not only visited by tourists - even soldiers practice at the Haytor!

These Tors in Dartmoor are not only visited by tourists – even soldiers practice at the Haytor!

This is also Dartmoor - a quiet spot for drinking tea

This is also Dartmoor – a quiet spot for drinking tea

Attention: A Dartmoor pony!

Attention: A Dartmoor pony!

Bye Bye Dartmoor Pony!

Bye Bye Dartmoor Pony!

A foggy day on Dartmoor

A foggy day on Dartmoor

Quite scary: Dartmoor Jail

Quite scary: Dartmoor Jail

Dartmoor Jail on a foggy spring day

Dartmoor Jail on a foggy spring day

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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