Dartmoor photos from across the National Park
This walk: 2010-6-2. Middleworth
Farm, shippen, hayloft, Heath Speedwell,
track towards Deancombe, approach to Deancombe Farm, possible pigsty, granite
trough, Deancombe Farm remains, String of sausages lichen
(Usnea articulata), Spotted Wood
granite mushroom - otherwise known as staddle stones, grinding stone for
sharpening farm implements and tools, Cuckoo Rock, unknown plant, second set of
staddle stones at Deancombe, a conifer tree growing in / on an oak tree,
Narrator Brook, bluebells, mortar stones, Heath Spotted Orchid, orange fungus,
Outholme Farm, shaped granite mullion; Down Tor, Leather, Sharpitor,
Combeshead Farm cave, cache, growan,
stone row, cairn circle, Burrator reservoir,
Walk details on Page 2 - Information about the route etc.
Photos - Jim, Captions - Liz.
barn at Middleworth Farm, restored by DNPA in the 1970’s; showing “broad and
narrow” work at the corners.
MoorStrollers exiting the barn. The Shippen was at the bottom, the hayloft
Veronica officinalis. Also
known as also known as common speedwell, drug speedwell, common gypsyweed,
fluellin, Veronica and Paul's betony.
of old building, Middleworth.
it was gone! Two weeks ago there was a big boulder here which had been split
in the traditional way making what looked like eight gateposts.
building alongside the track on the approach to Deancombe Farm; possibly a
granite trough at Deancombe Farm; probably microchipped.
Deancombe Farm building remains.
Spotted Wood butterfly, also known as Speckled Wood butterfly, Nymphalidae:
the rare giant granite mushroom ……otherwise known as staddle stones.
of the farms’ grinding stone for sharpening farm implements and tools (I
have to thank Mike Thwaites for this classified information!)
getting arty farty with his photos (don’t worry Keith, your job is safe!!).
set of staddle stones at Deancombe.
boulder. A study of lichen and shadow.
track down to the Deancombe; a conifer tree growing in / on an oak tree.
Narrator Brook flowing under the little footbridge; this area has been much
improved by DNPA in the last two years.
stones beside the Narrator Brook; used in the processing of tin ore.
at Outholme Farm.
a shaped granite mullion; the cross piece is indicated; the granite has been
Down Tor right, and Leather and Sharpitor Tors right; Cuckoo Rock on the
view to Cuckoo Rock; so named because the farmer at Combeshead Farm always
heard his first cuckoo here.
view of Down Tor.
Zoomed view of Leather Tor (left) and Sharpitor.
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