Outdoor Photography by Helen Northcott | Dartmoor Winter Wonderland
Dartmoor’s 365 square miles of moorland is famous for it’s bleak nature and legendary fog. On grey day it is easy to see why Arthur Conan Doyle used the moor as a backdrop for his Hound of the Baskervilles and why it was chosen as a location go the notorious Dartmoor Prison. Being one of the highest points on the south-west peninsula it is also the most likely location for a decent covering of snow.
This red telephone phone box is located on the B3357 between Tavistock and Princetown (SX575749) and it is one of my favourite locations whenever it snows. It is an east landmark when crossing the high moor from Okehampton and a welcome sight for participants in the annual Ten Tors Challenge.
As you can see from the picture above, there’s nothing bleak about Dartmoor on a beautiful sunny winter’s day, beware though the weather out on the moor can change quickly so it’s best to be prepared for all weathers when out.