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32Bravo
10-24-2009, 07:12 AM
Dartmoor is one of my most favourite places on this planet. Particulalry on those misty days when the mist clears and the sun pokes its fingers through to spotlight amazing images.

This chap expresses that which most of us experience when visiting the moor. Fabulous to see it like this, in various seasons and in full glory.

Earth Pilgrim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6de9FjR40g0

tankgeezer
10-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Reminds me of the Central plains here,very nice.

32Bravo
10-24-2009, 11:57 AM
I can see where you're coming from, I have often had the same thought. It does have that affect in places, with its rolling grasslands, but it is minute in comparrison and can be very wet - receives a lot of rain blowing in on the South-Westerlies. The moor is an upland plataeu formed by a batholith, or volcanic extrusion, hence the rocky outcrops 'Tors' on some of the summits.

http://www.richkni.co.uk/dartmoor/tors.htm

It also contains the village of Crapatone, which I consider to be a ratherr cool name. :)

As the sign says - drive carefully!

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/1ca5aa11-8289-4f71-a654-cef448e34e76.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2J7E_Crapstone_Devon_UK&usg=__hQFILfoPZwhK4873ccxmbV-WaLY=&h=300&w=400&sz=69&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=fZsHKZAGL_bEQM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcrapstone%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4SNYS_e nGB342GB348%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

tankgeezer
10-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Agreed, I also took a trip through Rannock moor up north of you, quite an impressive place. not sure I'd care to live there though (unless I had a still :) ) Well, Crapstone is a good one for sure, but there are others equally blushworthy.. Particularly the Australian town of F*ing. Sorry kids read this...:)

flamethrowerguy
10-24-2009, 04:06 PM
Particularly the Australian town of F*ing.

You don't have to go down under for that...:mrgreen:

BTW, the little sign says: "Please, not so fast!"

tankgeezer
10-24-2009, 07:44 PM
Must be sister cities,, :)

32Bravo
10-25-2009, 03:55 AM
Agreed, I also took a trip through Rannock moor up north of you, quite an impressive place. not sure I'd care to live there though (unless I had a still :) ) Well, Crapstone is a good one for sure, but there are others equally blushworthy.. Particularly the Australian town of F*ing. Sorry kids read this...:)


Scotland is a long way to go to be rained upon. :)

One of the advantages of England being geographically small, is that it's diverse landscape can be easily explored without having to condemn one's self to living permanently in the drudge of the adverse weather conditions that some of the wilder regions posess. If not for said adverse weather, these regions would probably have been developed a long time ago.

"Titty-Ho!" has to be myfavourite! :)

tankgeezer
10-25-2009, 10:02 AM
"Scotland is a long way to go to be rained upon."

very true had it not been for my lady friends down in Auld Reeky I might have caught cold....

32Bravo
11-02-2009, 01:20 PM
"Scotland is a long way to go to be rained upon."

very true had it not been for my lady friends down in Auld Reeky I might have caught cold....

That's a whole different ball game! ;)

32Bravo
11-03-2009, 01:47 PM
http://images.google.co.uk/images?sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&rlz=1T4SNYS_enGB342GB348&q=kananaski&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=-IfwSuOtKNLMjAeTgvnLCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBYQsAQwAw

32Bravo
11-03-2009, 01:50 PM
We were packing up the camp, up in the Kananaski Lakes. Storing our kit onto the bus before boarding - one of those yellow buses which are used for school runs in North America - we'd been camping and exploring the area for a couple of weeks. The bright glow of the late, afternoon sun lit up the scene fabulously. One the fellas stopped, looked about, and remarked “It’s like the ending of the film Jesus Christ Superstar!” – it was!



http://images.google.co.uk/images?sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&rlz=1T4SNYS_enGB342GB348&q=kananaski&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=-IfwSuOtKNLMjAeTgvnLCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBYQsAQwAw

johnd
11-05-2009, 12:21 AM
oh. that's really nice!

DavidW
11-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Dartmoor is a favourite haunt of my wife & I.

we visit as often as we can. Always staying at the same superb little B&B in Sticklepath. We too laugh at the name of Crapstone. But love Chagford as a typical little Moors market town.

We last visited a fortnight ago & enjoyed gloriopus weather, as we always do, we are very lucky. We plan to return in February for the snow!

32Bravo
11-08-2009, 02:21 PM
As villages go, I rather like Widecombe

http://www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com/

One of my favourite haunts is Two Bridges Hotel - great for cream teas.

Check out the bedrooms ;)

http://www.twobridges.co.uk/hotel

DavidW
11-09-2009, 01:33 AM
Widdecombe has a nice church & pub.

We'll try a cream tea at the Two Bridges, on your recommendation!

32Bravo
11-09-2009, 04:10 AM
Widdecombe has a nice church & pub.

We'll try a cream tea at the Two Bridges, on your recommendation!

You wont regret it. The scones are about twice the standard size. :D

For the uninitiated, these in the link are standard size.

http://www.radiovague.com/creamtease/cream-tea.jpg

DavidW
11-09-2009, 06:14 PM
On the subject of cream teas. Allow me to invite you to the best cream tea in Dorset.

http://www.nordenfarm.com/

Very reasonably priced too.

The only cream tea I have ever had where there was a little clotted cream left over at the end, so generous was the serving.

DavidW
11-09-2009, 06:15 PM
Back to Dartmoor!

This was the first attraction we ever visited.

http://www.canonteignfalls.co.uk/

Very good.