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Escaping the crowds on August Bank Holiday - second attempt!!


(Overnight, all the photos mysteriously disappeared from my blog so I have decided to start again!
I do apologise to everyone who commented on it, I did not want to lose your kind comments.)

We decided to stay away from the crowded coast yesterday and headed up onto Dartmoor instead. It is usually possible to find lots of beautiful and quiet places there.

First of all, we called in at Finch Foundry, Sticklepath. It is owned by the National Trust. It used to be a working blacksmith’s forge powered by a water wheel. The machinery still works and there are regular demonstrations for the visitors.

We then went to Belstone, a pretty village on the edge of Dartmoor.
We saw numerous animals all seeking shady places!

There were lots of photo opportunities :
Ancient structures
Rusty machinery
Stone walls with their own beauty

The many footpaths looked inviting, the one we took led to a lovely, fast flowing river.

Autumn colours were beginning to appear on the trees.
I think we made the right choice not to head to the coast yesterday. Up on the moor it was so peaceful and unspoilt.

Hope the photos survive the night!!

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Wasn't that strange to lose all your photo's,Chris ? I've never seen that happen glad you posted them all again,so thank you..It all looks so peaceful and delightful..and a good idea to avoid the busy places in that heat..We stayed under the Umbrella in the shade,which was the most sensibly place to be :o)

27 Aug, 2019


Same here,Bloomer....the moor streams are wonderfully cool.We don't move from here on Bank holidays.
Seems a very interesting place to visit, forgot to include the lovely photo of you!

28 Aug, 2019


Goodness, the photos are still here, that's good!

Sandra, it was a nice way to spend a very hot day but is much cooler once again now! You have spent many happy moments under your umbrella this summer - perfect place to be.

Oh yes, the photo of me!!! I shall add it on at the end!!! Thanks Julia, we often call in at the foundry just for a cup of coffee. It has a nice garden to sit in.

28 Aug, 2019


Yes,I forgot to mention the Photo of Chris too,Julia !

28 Aug, 2019


It's back!!!

28 Aug, 2019


Thank you!!

28 Aug, 2019


What a sound decision to stay away from the coast, I would have been paddling in that stream, I bet the water was beautifully cold!!We actually had a shower of welcome rain last night!!
Not an area I know well, so thanks for blog....(。♡‿♡。)

28 Aug, 2019


Thank you for adding your photo,Chris..and yes,much cooler here too,and some rain,which is very welcome!It's an indoor day today..and a catch up on Housework (the Essentials ) , and PM's ! X

28 Aug, 2019


Hi Wildrose, beautiful blog and photos! I’ve had some issues with my pics appearing and disappearing. Hywel had mentioned, previously, he’d had issues with GOY. Not sure what’s happening?
Rain here today, most welcome. I struggled in the heat yesterday at work..air con only in my car.

28 Aug, 2019


I noticed a few people’s photos were missing yesterday. I hope it doesn’t happen again. Yes, please do put the pic. Of yourself back too! :)

28 Aug, 2019


Oh that's better W'rose, I did enjoy reading about your visit but it is good to see the photographs as well, lts a lovely place and you found some lovely shady spots, I enjoy looking around old workings and even better if they have been maintained so as one has the opportunity to see them working. Thankyou for doing it all over again, spirit of a true Goyer, we won't be beaten, lol...

28 Aug, 2019


What a lovely lot you all are. So supportive and helpful.

Good luck with all your photos and blogs - no more mysteries please!

28 Aug, 2019


That's absolutely my kind of day Chris . Just Perfect , I'm glad you were able to put the photos on I walked through them with you ..:o))

30 Aug, 2019


I would have enjoyed your company very much Amy.

1 Sep, 2019


I would have loved it Chris :o))

1 Sep, 2019

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