Although we’ve lived on the edge of Dartmoor for more than 25 years, there’s still plenty to explore.

On a recent drive onto the moors we decided to pass the usual tourist hot-spots and keep going, letting the road take us where it may.

After a short while we found a small parking space at the side of the road, so we parked up and picked a likely looking direction for a stroll. It was a lovely part of the moor, with stunning views of wooded valleys and a glimpse of the village of Widecombe-in-the-moor in the distance. At least, I think it was Widecombe, but we were pleasantly disorientated, wandering without a map.

There were Dartmoor ponies and sheep, and I don’t think we met another soul until we returned to the car park. After our walk we went in search of a cup of tea, but all we could find was a pub, so we popped in for a quick half of local ale. Dan and Alan would’ve approved!

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We were intrigued by the shape of this rock below. It looked like a bird of prey perched on the top. Detail below.

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