Widecombe in the Moor

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    Driving across Dartmoor from Hay Tor leads you to this charming little English Village.
    This is shot from the hill, looking down.

    The fields boundaries are marked by hedgerows which were first planted many centuries ago.
    A quarter of Devon's hedges are thought to be over 800 years old. There are approximately 33,000 miles (53,000 km) of Devon hedge, which is more than any other county. Traditional farming throughout the county has meant that fewer Devon hedges have been removed than elsewhere.

    Devon hedges are particularly important for wildlife habitat. Around 20% of the UK's species-rich hedges occur within Devon. Over 600 species of flowering plants, 1500 species of insects, 65 species of birds and 20 species of mammals have been recorded living or feeding in Devon hedges.

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    1. pukunui81 63 months ago | reply

      Charming indeed! Love all the little hedgerows and things.

    2. Vu Ha Nam [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! Beautiful light and shadow

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