DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
Dartmoor National Park is an unbelievable area of natural beauty. It spreads over many miles with intriguing small villages, ancient ruins and old bridges and hill forts.
Fingle Bridge is a popular destination for rafters and walkers.
"FINGLE BRIDGE CAFE"
A great place for a snack or meal
The day we visited Spinsters Rock, this horse had it all to himelf. This is the site of an ancient burial mound (3,000 B.C.). The local tradition says that this strangely named dolmen was erected one morning before breakfast by three spinsters or spinning women, to amuse themselves as they were on their way to deliver the wool they had spun. The stone fell early in 1862, but with the aid of some sketches made in 1858, the stones were re-erected in November 1862.
Chagford is one of the interesting towns of the Park and has numerous restaurants and inns, B&B's and this famous bridge. We wanted to see it because we own a valuable etching with this as the subject matter. Nearby is one of the more palatial hotels of England... Gidleigh Park.
"ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PARK"
The winds were gusting the day we visited.. but still it was a wonderful trip.