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Teignbridge District

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  • Day7

    Walking - Day 2

    May 10 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Today's Route - Chagford to Widecombe in the Moor
    Distance - 21.8km
    Beers Earned - 6.7 (each !!!)
    Weather - sun, wind, clouds, 5 minutes of hail, 3 minutes of rain

    A lot of variety on today's stretch ... villages, meadows, woods, farms, national park, ancient settlements and monuments, bronze age burial barrows and, of course, miles and miles of moors.

    The first part of our walk was on the Mariners' Way, reputed to have been the long distance route between Dartmouth (on the south coast) and Bideford (110km away on the north coast). Centuries ago, sailors would travel between the two ports when transferring from one ship to sail on another or when looking for work at either of the ports. It was a very pretty walk with nice views, fields full of fluffy lambs and bluebells in flower but we're pretty sure the ancient sailors weren't ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the scenery like we were.

    We crossed the cattle grid into the Dartmoor National Park and followed the instructions in the trail guide ... "leave the road any time after the cattle grid, make your way southwards, avoid the wet ground by the streams". With the moors stretching as far as the eye can see it's a little daunting to just "make your way" but that's what we're here for. There was a trail, of sorts, to follow ... or maybe it was a livestock track ... or just some flat grass ... but the GPS buzzed when it thought we weren't going in the right direction. In some areas deeper into the park there was a definite path so they were the easy bits but others areas were more reliant on the buzzy GPS.

    Unfortunately our buzzy friend didn't help identify the marshy, boggy, slippery, muddy bits that look like terra firma but really aren't. Lots of fun to be had slipping around in those sections.

    According to the literature, prehistoric remains on Dartmoor date back to the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age, including Grimspound which is one of the best preserved Bronze Age enclosures on the moor. The trail guide suggests using ancient remains as way-markers but let's be honest, some of them just look like every other pile of rocks.

    One chap we met on the trail told us to look out for the posts across the top of the next high section of the moor. Barbed wire was strung between the posts in WWII to stop the Germans from landing on the flat expanse.

    Knowing that more rain falls on the moor than in the surrounding low lands, we expected to get a proper drenching as we crossed the top. Instead we watched as the rain clouds skirted around us and dumped hail on the low lands. Our B&B hosts had lit the fire expecting the arrival of 2 wet and bedraggled guests but we arrived dry and chirpy after a great day of walking.
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  • Day54

    Das Wandern ist des Elkes Lust!

    October 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Am Tag der Deutschen Einheit habe ich natürlich auch meinen freien Tag in England eingefordert :)
    Tourguide Paul hat den matschigsten Weg durchs westliche Dartmoor gefunden und der Regen hat sich heute mal Urlaub genommen.

  • Day481

    Dawlish

    September 17 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We moved a few miles north to a site at Dawlish which had a spa and pool. We had a quick look at Torquay on our way which looked nice in the sunshine. The port and marina were busy.
    We walked into Dawlish from our site one day alongside the railway and along the sea wall. This was the section destroyed by the big storm a few years ago all nicely repaired. The sea was lapping up the new sea wall as we passed through.
    We enjoyed the swimming and spa facilities at the site.
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  • Day4

    Portsmouth und Stonehenge

    August 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    HMS Victory, das Flagschiff Admiral Nelsons, leider ohne die großen Masten, da es renoviert wird.
    HMS Warrior, die 1860 als Kriegsschiff vom Stapel lief.

    Stonehenge - ein beeindruckendes Monument, aber Unmengen von Besuchern

  • Day4

    Buckland in the Moor

    August 25 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Andiamo verso il Dartmoor National Park e puntiamo il navigatore su Buckland in the Moor che non è altro che quattro case lungo la strada con i tetti in paglia e dei giardini molto ben tenuti. Anche qui le strade sono strettissime e fiancheggiate da alti muri che si devono sfiorare se non toccare quando si incrociano altre auto.
    Ci fermiamo in uno slargo della strada per fare uno spuntino con della frutta e dei biscottini che abbiamo comprato in città.
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  • Day4

    Dartmoor National Park

    August 25 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Il paesaggio del parco è molto bello. Possiamo di fianco ad una chiesetta del XIV secolo che andiamo a visitare. Sta per iniziare una funzione e una signora che sta per arrivare ci invita a parteciparvi dicendo che poi ci avrebbero offerto caffè, te e biscottini.... Non abbiamo tempo e continuiamo il viaggio godendoci i prati, i fiori ed il bel panorama...Read more

  • Day4

    Moretonhampstead

    August 25 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Lungo la strada per tornare ad Exeter ci fermiamo a Moretonhampstead con l'idea di mangiare qui, ma non troviamo un ristorante decente (solo pizza o asporto). Torniamo quindi in città e troviamo un bellissimo ristorante in centro dove mangiamo molto bene.
    Percorso 67,7 miglia

  • Day5

    Canonteign Falls

    May 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Der höchste manmade Wasserfall England. Ein bestehender Wasserfall wurde Ende 1780 umgeleitet um ein Rad in einer Miene zu betreiben. Als die Mienenarbeit zu Ende ging wurde er 1880 wieder zurück umgeleitet und dann vernachlässigt. Erst 1980 begann die Restaurierung.

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