Great Trowlesworthy Tor. SX 580 643

View from East Hill. SX 595 939

Great Trowlesworthy Tor. SX 580 643

Note on the captions: I've provided a grid reference from roughly the spot that each picture was taken. It's best to use the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map of North Dartmoor,

View from East Hill. SX 595 939

Oke Tor. SX 612 901

Above the East Okement River. SX 610 929

Swimming pool below Ivy Tor. SX 628 937

But it is wise to be prepared for changeable weather - and it is easy to get disorientated and lost. Sturdy boots, waterproof clothing, map and compass are order of the day if trekking off the beaten path! 

The moor is criss-crossed by rivers - no matter where you walk you will inevitably have to cross one. And there are many pools in which you can swim.


I find the weather and water worn rock perfectly reflects the landscape of the moor. This can be seen in my latest 'Dartmoor Rock' abstract series.

Dartmoor is the highest wilderness area in the south of England. The distinctive granite tors rise up to over 2000 feet above sea level. It is a landscape of many moods and faces. It has its own climate -quite often you can find yourself in four seasons in one day.

Colourful rock in the East Okement

Dartmoor is the highest wilderness area in the south of England. The distinctive granite tors rise up to over 2000 feet above sea level. It is a landscape of many moods and faces. It has its own climate -quite often you can find yourself in four seasons in one day.

View from East Hill. SX 595 939

The river near Cullever Steps. SX 605 923

Inspiration from Dartmoor nature

Oke Tor. SX 612 901

Inspiration is all around - from the large panoramic views of the moors and skies, to the patterns, colours and shapes that reflect the very nature of this wilderness.


I'm producing a series of videos of various walks on Dartmoor that, hopefully, will inspire artists. These also include video workshops depicting the techniques and methods of some of the artists in this area. Click here for 

Meldon Dam from the quarry slope. SX 565 923

INSPIRED BY LANDSCAPE

A face in the rock

Great Trowlesworthy Tor. SX 580 643

Railway viaduct at Lake. SX 537 890

The moor is intersected by roads cutting across east to west and there are many smaller roads and tracks which allow vehicle access and magnificent views.

It is this variable character that attracts and inspires artists. The hard desolate rocks give way to green wooded valleys and burbling trout filled rivers. Much of the landscape accessible only by foot.

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