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A Walk up Sheepstor and Visiting Sis and Matt, Dartmoor and Chagford, Devon - 9th April 2007

Following a couple of days visiting Mother and Mike near Yelverton, on the south side of Dartmoor, it's time to head across the moor to the north side to see Sis and Matt at their new (ish) pad in Chagford. As well as milling around Chagford for a bit and having the odd beer in the local, there's plenty of walking around involved - and the opportunity to be nearly run over by Jennifer Saunders' Porsche - in the nearby countryside, and around Fernworthy Resevoir. Before that, we walk up to the top of Sheepstor, near Burrator Resevoir on the south side of Dartmoor.

next album: Science Park Demolition, Bjarne Stroustrup, and Taptu/Qualcomm Miscellany, Cambridge - 29th April 2007
previous album: A Trip to The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon - 6th April 2007

2007 The path to Sheepstor

The path to Sheepstor

2007 Isobel climbs up Sheepstor

Isobel climbs up Sheepstor

2007 Isobel glances back at a trig point

Isobel glances back at a trig point

2007 Climbing around the rocks

Climbing around the rocks

2007 The view down to Burrator Resevoir

The view down to Burrator Resevoir

2007 A view from Sheepstor

A view from Sheepstor

2007 Other walkers on the other part of the tor

Other walkers on the other part of the tor

2007 Isobel has a drink

Isobel has a drink

2007 Nosher and Isobel on Sheepstor

Nosher and Isobel on Sheepstor

2007 Heading down

Heading down

2007 The tree-lined path

The tree-lined path

2007 Isobel amongst the tall pines

Isobel amongst the tall pines

2007 Ivy almost completely envelopes a tree

Ivy almost completely envelopes a tree

2007 Isobel looks at something

Isobel looks at something

2007 New ferns uncurl in the woods

New ferns uncurl in the woods

2007 Ivy and a pine cone look almost like a still life

Ivy and a pine cone look almost like a still life

2007 Waterboatmen skate around on a pond

Waterboatmen skate around on a pond

2007 The 13th Century tin miners' bridge at Postbridge

The 13th Century tin miners' bridge at Postbridge

2007 The bridge at Postbridge

The bridge at Postbridge

2007 Isobel peers into the river

Isobel peers into the river

2007 Matt, Isobel and Sis watch for their Pooh Sticks to appear

Matt, Isobel and Sis watch for their Pooh Sticks to appear

2007 We head off for a walk around Chagford

We head off for a walk around Chagford

2007 Trees perfectly reflected in the still river

Trees perfectly reflected in the still river

2007 A dog walker

A dog walker

2007 Northfield petrol station on the edge of Chagford

Northfield petrol station on the edge of Chagford

2007 A mini stone circle

A mini stone circle

2007 A nice thatched house in Chagford

A nice thatched house in Chagford

2007 Matt and Sis (right) in their local boozer

Matt and Sis (right) in their local boozer

2007 Matt and Sis in their kitchen

Matt and Sis in their kitchen

2007 Matt does some food preparation

Matt does some food preparation

2007 Boiled potatoes and roasted peppers

Boiled potatoes and roasted peppers

2007 The dinner table

The dinner table

2007 Isobel cuts some quiche

Isobel cuts some quiche

2007 Mother contemplates a board-game question

Mother contemplates a board-game question

2007 Chagford graveyard

Chagford graveyard

2007 Isobel stands by the churchyard gate

Isobel stands by the churchyard gate

2007 The centre of Chagford

The centre of Chagford

2007 Possibly the world's cutest bank - a thatched Lloyds TSB

Possibly the world's cutest bank - a thatched Lloyds TSB

2007 Sis and Matt's pad (well, theirs is a flat in here somewhere)

Sis and Matt's pad (well, theirs is a flat in here somewhere)

2007 The sun shines through tall pine trees

The sun shines through tall pine trees

2007 A glimpse of Fernworthy Resevoir

A glimpse of Fernworthy Resevoir

2007 Isobel talks to some ponies, but they're a little shy

Isobel talks to some ponies, but they're a little shy

2007 Isobel finds some more ponies

Isobel finds some more ponies

2007 Isobel gets close to a horse

Isobel gets close to a horse

2007 On the path, a pine-cone missive

On the path, a pine-cone missive

2007 A dense tangle of trees

A dense tangle of trees

2007 Everyone looks into a stream for some reason

Everyone looks into a stream for some reason

2007 Isobel says hello to a dog

Isobel says hello to a dog

2007 Isobel, Matt and Sis hang on a gate for a while

Isobel, Matt and Sis hang on a gate for a while

2007 Fernworthy Resevoir

Fernworthy Resevoir

2007 A drowned tree in Fernworthy Resevoir

A drowned tree in Fernworthy Resevoir

2007 An ancient stone grave

An ancient stone grave

2007 Flooded tussocks of grass and another drowned tree

Flooded tussocks of grass and another drowned tree

2007 Fernworthy Resevoir, looking towards the dam

Fernworthy Resevoir, looking towards the dam

2007 A fly-fisher casts his line

A fly-fisher casts his line

2007 Bright red lifebelt

Bright red lifebelt

2007 Behind the Fernworty dam

Behind the Fernworty dam

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