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Crazywell Pool

Crazywell Pool

“Nature, passing nigh Cramber Tor, where old-time miners delved for tin, has found a great pit, filled the same with sweet water, and transformed all into a thing of beauty. Like a cup in the waste lies Crazywell ; and, at this summer season, a rare pattern of mingled gold …

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Cranmere Pool

Cranmere4

Cranmere Pool or as one suggestion for the place name has it – ‘The Lake of Cranes‘, does that not conjure up an idyllic picture of a tranquil lake situated on the high moors with herons darting the fish as they swim by? Well actually what you need to imagine …

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Cowsic River

Cowsic River

High up on the north moor at an altitude of 1,798 feet a small dribble of water issues from the peat at grid reference SX 59367 80473. This small trickle of water will drop down 890 ft  over a course of about 4.6 miles before flowing into the West Dart …

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Cosdon Beacon

Cosdon Beacon

On Cawsand Beacon. Rolling o’er the purple heather, In the glorious Summer weather, Staining lips with whortleberries, Sweet as any figs or cherries. Sipping from the crystal stream, Lying on the banks to dream, Watching skylarks soar above Singing, with them, strains of love.   Gazing over boundless plain, List’ning …

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Combestone Tor

Combestone Tor

Combestone Tor must have the ‘privilege’ of being the most accessible tor on Dartmoor, it is literally about 70 metres from a car park. It does also command some superb views of the Dart Valley which drops down 130 odd metres to the river below. Visit on a windy day …

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Coffin Wood

Coffin Wood

“Now it is that time of night, That the graves all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide“. Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sometimes one can look at a map and see a place-name and wonder what on earth went on in …

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Coffin Stone

Coffin Stone

It was a dark dreary Dartmoor day in which a small funeral procession could be seen slowly making its way up Dartmeet hill. The coffin bearers were beginning to tire. Privately some of them were thinking why on earth they should be struggling up this monster of a hill carrying …

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Cobra, The

Cobra, The

A cobra slithering around on Dartmoor? Is this an effect of global warming? In fact at one time there were 4 cobras to be found on Dartmoor, however today there is only one perfect specimen to be found. But there is no need to worry this particular ‘Cobra’ is perfectly …

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Church Rock

Church Rock

On the hillside above the river Walkham stood the ‘Church Rock’, this huge boulder had stood guard over the old village of the ancients since time began. A local farmer decided that he needed a new byre and so started scouring the rock clitters of Staple tor. Here he found …

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Cater’s Beam

Cater's Beam

“The huge and solitary but featureless elevation of Cater’s Beam on Dartmoor arrests few eyes. Seen from the central waste, one hog-backed ridge swells among the southern horizon, and its majestic outline, unfretted by tor or forest, describes the curve of a projectile discharged at gentle elevation. No detail relieves …

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