A Picnic On The Moor


 

 Scorhill Stone Circle, Dartmoor

 

The wonderful Indian Summer continues. I just can’t get enough of being outside. So when Em of Dartmoor Ramblings (here) invited me up for a second trip on to the moor I leapt at the chance.

 
 
 

 

Dartmoor is currently tinged with yellow and gold from the drying grasses and the gorse.

Could there be a better place on a day like this?

 
 
 

 

Gorse blooms against the blue sky.

With a little photobombing from a sprig of heather.

 
 
 

 

We walked through a landscape which changes constantly with the play of light on the hills.

 
 
 

 

Along the beautiful North Teign River..

 
 
 

 

..where rowan berries mingle with the gorse

 
 
 

 

..and scrambled over rocks to find a perfect spot right by the water to sit, tuck into our rolls and set the world to rights.

 
 
 

 

A stone bridge across the river

 
 
 

 

Em’s dog Jack was not above a little photobombing of his own..

 
 
 

 

After lunch we carried on to reach the stone circle.

It really is a circle but I couldn’t photograph it all, principally because there was someone sitting right in the middle of it. But I rather like the detail of the individual stones. The circle dates back to the Bronze Age, 3300-1200BC.

 
 
 

 

A view back to Kestor, which we visited last time I was up here with Em (here). I love the way the sun is lighting up that green field.

 

And finally…

 
 

 

Dung fungi

Have you ever seen anything quite like this?

 

Omelette anyone?