24 April 2016

4/4 Mogging to the Royal Oak, Meavy.

Up onto Dartmoor via Ashburton, Helen and me enjoy a super afternoon going to the quiet Moorland Village of  Meavy for lunch. The Royal Oak offers good food and more besides.
Heading across along the way we skirt by Princetown and over one of the Two Bridges. We then pass down the far hillside  following a lone racing cyclist peddling furiously, pushing well beyond the 40 mph speed limit. Only on the short uphill stretch past Merrivale Quarry did we manage to overtake him as he slowed.

At the bottom of the next hill we leave the B3357 and head left towards Sampford Spiney.
I stop at the Ward Bridge for a camera shot of the Walkham River which flows steeply through beautiful moss clad trees and steep carpets of Blubell and Primrose beds, undisturbed or molested by human hand.
Reaching Meavy via Dousland took very little time and after a half pint of Otter Ale, and coffee for Helen, we headed off towards Plymouth and the dual carriageway home in time to collect some artwork I had exhibited at Kenton Church.
Sophie calls us soon after, for tea with Leon, and so ends another happy day in the lives of simple country folk.

Ward Bridge


Clear water gurgles between these granite boulders


River Walkham looking downstream towards Horrabridge


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