Friday, October 02, 2015

Breakfast on Dartmoor

Two posts in one day! Amazing I know, but I just had to share our breakfast on Dartmoor.
Up on Dartmoor the scenery stretches as far as the eye can see

Yesterday afternoon one of my daughters and I decided to see if we could find the Dartmoor walk which is right across the road from our home. It's quite a steep walk along a rather stony country lane past farmers fields, but once we got to the top of the track it opened up onto the Moor - AMAZING!
Views of our small town half way up to the Moors
So beautiful!
 Really - it just took our breath away. It's stark beauty and quietness was just wonderful. We decided that we simply had to have breakfast on Dartmoor, we want to see this magnificent bit of the world in all seasons, in all weather and at different times of the day. So breakfast to start off our relationship with this place seemed fitting.
The colours up here have really inspired me in my knitting! My mind is full of inspiration and ideas after being up here.

Apart from it's rugged beauty, what I love about this place is how you can see for mile, we can catch the glistening of the ocean on the horizon.

I don't really do 'selfies' but we thought we simply had to this morning :)

Heading back down after our breakfast.
I loved how all you can hear is the wind in your ears, the bleating of sheep in the distance, the birds chattering in the bracken and nothing else. It's so peaceful up there.

I love how the sheep look at you curiously as you pass by, farmers are able to let their livestock roam the moor.

As we were heading back down off the moor we spotted this beautiful bird of prey swooping, hovering then swooping again. Magnificent! I so badly wanted to be able to photograph him properly but this was the best I could do without a tripod. He was might quick on the wing!

What a wonderful start to our day, we all feel alive and happy. Amazing what a bit of exercise and drinking in of our natural surrounds can do for your outlook. Today we are going to pop down to our information centre and see if we can buy an ordnance survey map so we can explore the moors allot more.

Have a wonderful weekend all - I think that we are in for another lovely sunny one here in England :)


  1. The Moor is so lovely this time of the year, I miss seeing the changing colours, and walking over the bracken. Here in Southern Spain we don't get an autumn as such. This week end is the start of the fiestas celebrating the gathering in of the grapes, Last weekend there was traditional grape mashing, where a group of men trod the grapes in a huge wooden half barrel and then as the juice came out thro the tap everyone had a glass...but not for me. This weekend it is a tradional fiesta where all the old crafts will be on show out in the streets, lace making, carpentry, barrel making, sausage making, hand printing, making bricks with clay and straw, basket making and grape sorting. In the old days bunches of grapes were cleaned and sorted, then packed into barrels cushioned with cork chippings before being transported around the world. Enjoy your weekend

  2. It really is a beautiful place isn't it!!! If you look for an Ordnance Survey Explorer map you will find that has lots of details of paths and so on, more than the Landranger maps do. xx

  3. In one of my favorite novels, the protagonist visits her aunt near Dartmoor, and I had pictured it for years every timeI re-read that book, so it's lovely to see pictures of what it's actually like. Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  4. Stunning, such a beautiful place to explore, you really are blessed living in such a beautiful part of the world. Have a great weekend.

  5. Beautiful place, what an amazing and wonderful way to start the day. I love that your knitting has been inspired by the colours around you too xx

  6. -clapping hands- I think I solved the "Blog Size Issue" for Everyone!!!!!


  7. Oh well, this landscape is amazing! Very similar to where I go hiking here in the Cotswolds, but with the sea in the distance!
    So, so very beautiful. I've always known I love Dartmoor, even if I've never been there in person :) thank you for bringing us along with you!

  8. Stunning photos! I was just reading Sherlock Holmes and wondering about Dartmoor, thank you for showing me the real place. :)

  9. This is so beautiful I had to read it twice. Oh what a lovely area you live in. Right out of a book. Steep walks and moors and fantastic views... Just beautiful.

    I am so in love, with where you live. :-) and I have IG to thank for this. Having found so many lovely ladies, whose lives I resonate with. Beautiful countryside... Old, well loved homes.... Fires on the hearth.... Baking in the oven... Happy, happy, happy...

    Gentle hugs,

  10. That is a wonderful start to the day. We nearly moved to Devon at least we can still enjoy it by spending holidays there! Sarah x


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