Looking in a southerly direction from Belstone Tor towards Oke Tor and deeper into the northern moor. The rich-golden evening light was magical, catching crystals in the granite rocks and making the coarse-moorland grasses look light and feathery.
Ferns cling to the underside of a mossy branch, in the East Okement Valley, on Dartmoor.
Looking past the hawthorn, gorse and bluebells on East Hill towards the distant peaks of West Mill Tor and Yes Tor. The soft-golden evening light was turning the bluebells a deep shade of purple and casting pockets of deep shadow…
Looking out from the southern flank of Abbeyford Woods, across Okehampton, to the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park. With West Mill Tor and Yes Tor clearly visible.
A beautiful early-lunchtime walk over the northern moor. Standing on Oke Tor, looking north-west towards Yes Tor, West Mill Tor and Rowtor.
Every year, towards the end of January, the frogs in the East Okement Valley start mating. This often happens before the last freeze of the winter, and flooding, yet many survive to adulthood despite the overwhelming natural adversities.