This walk: 2010-4-21. Jimmy Bickle's Lane, step stile, church stile, Horrabridge, Pew Tor, Great Staple Tor, Vixen Tor, IngraTor, lesser celandine, violets, dandelion, dry leat, halo around the sun, dismantled Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway, poetry plaque, stone row, spring, Black Brook, cattle "creep", new-born lamb, Gipsy Rock, daffodils, crustose lichen, Dartmoor longhouse.
Pictures from a Dartmoor longhouse .....
The cross passage between the old living quarters and the animal quarters (shippon/shippen) in a restored Dartmoor longhouse.
Living room hearth.
Interior of the bread oven in the living room hearth.
Medieval granite-framed window.
Spiral staircase to the first floor, added after the original construction.
Doorstep outside the back door - an old mill stone - showing the central millrind.
The kitchen Aga.
A characterful front entrance.
Long granite trough with water pump - they must have been hardy come winter bath-time!
Bronze Age granite mushroom.
The front entrance.
The original longhouse, before the upper floor and left-side extension were added.
Unusual slate mushrooms - used to support storage floors and protecting against access by rats to the food/grain.
Another feature in the back garden.
MAP: Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.
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Distance - 4.81 km / 2.99 miles