Thursday, 20 September 2007

Lydford Gorge

I've been meaning to post these for a while but keep getting sidetracked. This is a walk I went on a couple of weekends ago to a place on the edge of Dartmoor, called Lydford Gorge. It was just so beautiful I had to show you, even if the pics are more scenery than dog.

A lovely trail through the forest

Which winds down to a stream with old copper mines alongside. I could smell the bats in here.

And then I got to swim below a 90 foot waterfall called the White Lady.

The way back was along precarious paths on slippery stone. A lot of the time the humans had to hold on to the handrail and even my feet were unsteady. The river would suddenly gush down through cuts in the rock and over rapids and waterfalls. Dogs definitely not allowed off lead! The roaring noise of the water spooked me a bit.

At one point the river falls into a chamber it has cut which they call the Devils Cauldron. It's like a cave full of roaring water swirling boulders around making a huge noise. Dogs weren't allowed down there and you can see why - this is the way in and the steps are on the top left.

But I really impressed Mum and Dad when they took me on the metal walkway above the Cauldron. The noise is deafening, and I could see through the grille I stood on right down into the waterfall below. I only hesitated once, but then went straight on over. Cool me, huh?

12 comments:

  1. Wow! What an awesome spot! I wish we had something like this near us!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie

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  2. How pretty that place is!! We've never seen a copper mine. Good thing it's fenced off so you can't get lost in there!!!! We have a gorge near our house too. We love to walk there. There are just soooo many sniffs to see!

    Scruffy and Lac!

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  3. Hi, Mojo
    Looks like a very interesting walkie. You have great places to go there where you live!
    Besos
    Lorenza

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  4. oh..i love outdoor adventure....

    those r really scenic view....got waterfall too!!

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  5. those are mazing photos Mojo!

    and those green.. whoo.. what fun you had ei?!

    I wish theré such places like that in this country..

    Wuffs!
    Toffee

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  6. How absolutley lovely( but a little scary on the high up parts!) WE would LOVE to go there.Love A+A

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  7. You are one tough and sweet cookie of an Airegirl. I am impressed. The photos were cool and scarey at the same time.

    Have a good weekend, chica.

    Goober love,
    Stanley

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  8. What a beautiful place to take a walk! You are one lucky dog!
    Ozze & Rocky

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  9. Hey Mojo,
    Awesome spot to go for walkies. We love going to places like that. Glad you enjoyed it & wasn't too scared.
    Luv & Wirey Hugs!
    Butchy & Snickers

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  10. Hiya Mojo
    We're new to blogging and have just come across your blog. It's great to meet you.

    Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy
    Leura dales.

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  11. WOW!! What a place!! You are a very brave doggie to go there, but it is beautiful!

    Koobuss Kisses,
    Koobie

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  12. Hello Mojo!
    Thanks for writing on our blog! Great to see you in Devon too - we know the area where you live pretty well....
    Guess what - we've been to Lydford Gorge too - and the East lyn Valley - it is so beautiful up there isn't it?
    Lovely pics,
    Love Molly and Gertrude
    (Exeter)

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