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|Description ||The Judge's Chair at Dunnabridge Pound. Perhaps an original hut in the pound provided the material for this interesting 'bus shelter'!! Maybe this is where the poundkeeper sat in more recent years, while she collected the fees for harbouring stray animals? (It was fortunate that a very interesting older local lady came riding past on her horse at that moment. Followed by her dog, they were searching the area for a missing animal. I did envy her, fit and weatherbeaten, and despite her age, sitting up there ramrod-straight on her horse. It is the most natural way to explore Dartmoor; cars always seem to be such an intrusion.|
|I looked at this pic a few weeks ago and thought the name sounded familiar. I've got out my old OS map of Dartmoor, and it sounds familar because we went on holiday (in the days before I owned a car) to Dartmoor: got a bus from the campsite (near Ashburton) to Dartmeet and walked up to Bellever Tor. There were a few standing stones on the way, but my main memory is getting absolutely soaking wet in the heavy rain and wringing every item of clothing out from the privacy of a niche in the tor outcrop. I had seen the pound on the map, but conditions weren't really right to go there. One day I will return (in the car): theres a real fear when you have to rely on a bus that only runs once a day. |
|I know what you mean Jim! Have only had my car for 5 years (nearly) and really appreciate being able to explore these places. (Pity you hadn't made it here before the deluge!) Have just added some more info from Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor.|
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