Dartmoor is probably the most famous moor in England – countless films and books have tried to create a creepy and eerie atmosphere here. If you travel across the moor on a rainy or especially foggy day, you can feel really moved as in Sherlock Holmes “The Hound of the Baskervilles” or Victor Gunn “The Painted Dog”.
If you visit on a bright sunny day, it shows exactly the opposite: a beautiful landscape in the southern English county of Devon, which has pretty much everything to offer from beautiful woodland to barren moorland. In addition, there are a lot of worthwhile hiking trails with lovable little places on the way, such as “The Cathedral of the Moor” which is the church in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor with its 36-metre-high tower. It has received this title “The Cathedral of the Moor” because of its size, which seems relatively large for a village 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.
In the raised bog, the granite Tors clearly stand out, towering from the meadow and heathland. The whole area was inhabited in prehistoric times, as evidenced by numerous foundations of houses, stone bridges and stone circles. A visit to one of the information centres is recommended – the extremely friendly staff there have countless ideas at hand and are happy to provide information.
Dartmoor National Park homepage with lots of info
Videos about Dartmoor
There are a lot of videos about Dartmoor. Three of these can be seen below.
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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