On Saturday afternoon we had a short walk from Princetown down the disused railway towards King’s Tor – lovely weather and lots of people.
Looking south to Leather Tor and the plantations at Burrator reservoir
A rather classic Dartmoor pony
And a foal
Down the railway towards Ingra Tor and the Tamar just outside Plymouth in the background
A mushroom feeding on some pony dung – perhaps Conocybe coprophila? (Fungi is not one of the groups of wildlife I know much about!)
A rather splendid yellow mushroom – any ideas? Mushrooms in August – seems an early season?
Back towards Princetown is the new Dartmoor brewery building
I was struck by this icon on the end of the blacksmith building in the car park
– God with an eagle and a handful of thunderbolts in front of the prison!
A lot of swallows still around – waiting for the journey south
A great walk – if you have more time than we did you can walk down the railway and then around King’s Tor – you can see Vixen Tor behind and take in the quarries at Swelltor and Foggintor – recommended – easy walking all the way along the old railway