Day 05 – Dartmoor

Today we spent the entire day driving around in the Dartmoor, which is a moorland area. It’s a beautiful place with many surprising landscapes in a range of colors. If you like landscapes and walking, this is the place to go.

Dartmoor landscape

Dartmoor landscape

 
From the hills covered in heather and ferns you often get views over the farmland in the far distance.

Dartmoor landscape

Beautiful landscapes

 
Dartmoor is home to thousands of sheep.


Dartmoor landscape with sheep

Landscape with sheep

 
Throughout the area you will see many of these walls made of rough stones.

Stone walls in Dartmoor

Stone walls determine the landscape

Stone walls in Dartmoor

Stone walls

 
In the distance you often see small rocky hilltops which are called “tors”.


Landscape with stone walls

Landscape with stone walls

 
Ferns, heather and a variety of other plants bring color in the landscape.

Dartmoor landscape colors

Dartmoor landscape colors

 
A very cute little cow crossed the road as were driving through the area.

White cow in Dartmoor

White cow

 
In the afternoon clouds were moving in and gradually the weather got more somber.

Dartmoor stone walls

Dartmoor stone walls

 
Old bridges made of stones cross the little river near Postbridge.

Old stone bridge

Old stone bridge

 

Old stone bridge

Old stone bridge


 
The clouds were getting lower and lower as we visited this tor.

Rocks in the mist

Rocks in the mist

 

Rocks in the mist

Rocks in the mist

 

Rocky hill

Rocky hill

 
You can climb on the rocks, but it looks like they can come down on you any moment.

Climbing on a tor

Climbing on a tor

 
Driving and walking around in Dartmoor was really wonderful. If you enjoy wild landscapes and long walks, then don’t miss this area when you visit the south west of England.

From here we continue our journey to Bath which we hope to visit tomorrow.

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