Dartmoor – crosses, an abandoned farm house and a pony
1st June 2013
What a glorious day we all had on Dartmoor on the first day of June. Where has all that lovely sunshine gone? Of late it has been a bit wet to say the least and not very warm. We were all a little bit weary by sunset but we stilled managed to use our cameras.
There are a few crosses dotted about Dartmoor. This Windy Post, or Windy Cross as it is also known was probably a marker for a track across the moor linking the abbeys of Tavistock and Buckfast. It is believed this cross replaces a previous one from the 15th century and dates from the 1600s. Below is an even more impressive cross standing over 6 feet tall.
It is thought a cross has existed on this site from at least 1240; a wayfarer’s cross that marked an old monastic way. Nearby is an old abandoned house, Nun’s Cross Farm.
If you go to Dartmoor you have to look out for the lovely Dartmoor ponies. We get back to the car at gone 9pm and this lovely pony was there, as if waiting for us.