|ANOTHER TOR.....ANOTHER SHAPE....|
Monday, 30 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
|THE RINGASTAN - DARTMOOR|
This stone circle is situated just twenty metres from a small road and it dates from the Bronze Age. The circle consists of 22 visible stones with a diameter of 8.6 metres.
There has been talk of recent witchcraft activities taking place at this site, but whether or not that is true, it is a truly magical site to visit.....
Sunday, 22 July 2012
|CLAPPER BRIDGE AT HUNTINGDON WARREN|
According to the Dartmoor National Park Authority the word 'clapper' derives from an Anglo-Saxon word (cleaca) meaning 'bridging the stepping stones'.
The definition of a clapper bridge is flat stones held in place only by their own weight. Some of them have only one slab but they can have up to nine.
Some of the bridges have pillars consisting of stones, some are just laid directly onto the banks.
The one shown in the above photograph crosses the Western Wella Brook and is often used by walkers making their way along the 'Two Moors Way' National trail.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Most of the Dartmoor woodland areas tend to be a mix of overgrown trees and moss covered rocks............almost Tolkein-esque in their appearance....... dark gloomy and eerily quiet.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
|THE SHOVEL DOWN LONGSTONE|
This standing stone is about three metres in height and it is thought to be over 3,500 years old.
In the year 1240 it was recorded as a boundary stone mentioned in the Perambulation of the Forest Bounds.
Shovel Down is a good place to visit for those who are interested in these structures....As well as the Longstone, a Stone Circle, Bronze age Stone Rows and a Cairn can all be found here as well.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
|WHITE MOOR DOWN STONE CIRCLE|