Pebble art on Dartmoor

I recently wrote about the phenomenon of pebble art on the beaches of the Isles of Scilly – see here. It now seems to be a growing trend on Dartmoor too.

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Here is an example – High Willhays on Monday

High Willhays NYD 2011Here is High Willhays on New Year’s Day 2011 – only four pebbles compared to the impressive ten on Monday – will that ever be surpassed?

If the trend continues High Willhays will soon be 622 metres high!

The phenomenon of beach pebble art

Over the past few years I have noticed the massive increase in the number and variety of pebble art installations on the beaches around the Isles of Scilly.

St Mary's pebble art
They pop up on and just above many of the pebble beaches around the Islands – these are on St Mary’s.

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They tend to range from 5 pebble structures

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to 7 or 8

St Agnes pebble art
New designs are appearing – this one on Troytown beach on St Agnes – megalithic in design. When I took this picture there were a dozen or so families on the beach all creating their own structures

Bryher pebble art
I’ve even got this one from Bryher as my Wallpaper on my iPhone.

I guess they take their lead from the nature installation artist Andy Goldsworthy?

Seems a good way of better people involved with nature but there are an awful lot of them now – what do others think?