Imagine a Dartmoor of long ago
Picture bronze age farmers and medieval tinners
Lay your hands on stones, hauled by tribes thousands
of years past
Marvel at tombs ceremonial cromlechs
and cists still intact
Stand in the shadows of towering menhirs, and
Visualize monks traversing the wilds, using
granite crosses as guides
Huddle in the remains of stone huts, feel the
plight of the before you
Trace the boundaries of hill forts and castles
Slip back to a time, before time, its
easy, its all around you
Stretch your imagination.
Immerse yourself in history.
Appreciate the good things in life.
You deserve it.
Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate 19841998,
took much inspiration from Dartmoor, living
in the area for over 30 years. After his
death a memorial stone mysteriously appeared
in the middle of the moor close to the
source of the River Taw.
||Dartmoor National Park nominated No 1 by BBC
ONE Holiday Programme, Best of Britain 2005