Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Two go to the moors! ;-)




We are lucky enough to live a stone's throw from Dartmoor

and so we took a jolly jaunt across it, yesterday.






Haytor Rocks... covered like a rash, with people!





As we make our descent to Widecombe in the Moor, we can't help 

but admire the view of patchwork.






We are greeted by mossy, stone walls... and sheep.




I love this house but I do wonder how they cope with the tourists

passing by their door in such huge numbers!






Widecombe in the Moor is quietly basking in the sunshine;

 it is at its best today.







There is no better place to stop for a refreshment than the Rugglestone Inn...

but we can't get in the door! 

T'is a very popular watering hole!

We walk on.










Seeing this, I suddenly realise that it is almost time for that very famous fair

at Widecombe in the Moor!








We retrace our steps, looking at the different tors as we go.






And then we take the road to Manaton. We soon stop again,

 to look at the stunning view.








Simply lovely!

;-)



4 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

I love the moors, whether is is Exmoor or Datmoor. They are so peaceful.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

galant said...

It's year since we went to Widecombe, Sal, and your pix have made me itch to go there again. And love your trip to Dulverton & Dunster, too, and Lynton & Lynmouth (hairy hills up there, what!) Last time I was in that area was on the steam railway and then visiting Dunster Castle - and yes, the place does get crowded somewhat, and like you, we don't do crowds very well!
Margaret P

landcuckoo said...

Fabulous pictures. I drove through the edge of Dartmoor for the first time enroute to Plymouth last week and it was swathed in mist first thing in the morning and then bathed in sunshine on the way home! No time to stop sadly due to work and appointments but will endeavour to do so as it will be a regular trip soon enough.
Take care
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful area!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx