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Jay's Grave - Burial at the Crossroads

Kitty Jay was buried at the crossroads because, legend tells us, she was a suicide. Her little grave is a much-visited place on Dartmoor, marking the crossroad of two highways – one a present-day modern road, the other a green track leading from the Widecombe valley towards the high ground around Manaton. 883 more words

Up to Great Links Tor

The weather on Dartmoor yesterday was fantastic – much too good to not go for a walk. I started from the hidden car park behind the Dartmoor Inn in Lydford. 214 more words

Dartmoor

Luckey Tor and a walk along the Dart River

It was ten tors weekend and as such I tend to stay away from Princetown, Postbridge and anywhere north of that on Dartmoor. I could have gone to Bodmin Moor but I fancied something around Dartmeet which is not an area I walk very often. 566 more words

Dartmoor Walks

Water running uphill on Dartmoor?!

Many people laugh when I tell them theres one small corner of Dartmoor where the water runs up hill. Then I’ve taken great satisfaction in showing these nay-sayers the leat in question and watching them scratch their heads! 68 more words

Environment

Blackingstone Rock - Dartmoor

Here’s the view from one of my favourite places.

Blackingstone Rock, on the edge of Dartmoor near Bridford.

It’s remote quieter place than Haytor which is about 6 miles away (as the crow flies). 50 more words

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GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor.

When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph.

The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. 507 more words

Geography