A January afternoon on the high moor

Just for a change I went up onto Dartmoor this afternoon!

I went in search of the herd of Highland cattle which inhabit the Commons between the Warren House Inn, Headland Warren and Hameldown, spent a lot of time searching but to no avail! Facebook tells me they are still there …. somewhere!

Nevertheless found plenty of other things to look at and photograph – here are a few of my pictures.

A Swaledale near Headland Warren

Scotties near Headland Warren

Down the Challacombe Valley

On the drove up to Great Mis Tor

South Devons at a ring-feeder on the in-bye near Postbridge

A new perspective on the Postbridge clapper bridge

Scotch Blackface sheep under a busy Haytor

Saddle Tor via a Lensball

Take 2

Sunset at Saddle Tor

The sheep i.e. the ewes are now back on the Commons having been tupped (mated) by the rams – the Dartmoor farming year keeps turning.

 

7 thoughts on “A January afternoon on the high moor

  1. Stunning photos Adrian, thank you!
    Desperate to get up the moor as soon as the winter chest infection let’s me breathe again 🙄
    You made my day by posting this x

  2. Hello Adrian – the Highland cattle were on Coombe Down yesterday – not far from your search area. One was around the pool at the head of West Coombe stream and the others near by – they are magnificent creatures and had chosen a magnificent little corner of the moor to graze!

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