Bridge on Dartmoor by Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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They don’t make bridges like this anymore! The water in the Dartmoor rivers and streams looks like champagne, it is an enchanting place. Clapper Bridge is the name of this type of bridge made with these ancient stones – and Postbridge is the name of the place. it is a wonderful experience to sit on the riverbank here. Dartmoor is in Devon, England. Postbridge is situated next to the East Dart river, one of two main tributaries of the River Dart, and consists of a few houses, a shop, an inn, and a national park tourist information centre.

Postbridge is best known for a fine example of an ancient clapper bridge over the river. First recorded in the 14th century, the bridge is believed to have been built in the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock. The clapper bridge which is a Grade II listed structure,is still complete, and stands alongside today’s structure, a Grade II listed structure built in the 1780s.

Featured in: ‘STREAMS AND STREAM CROSSINGS’ August 29th, 2010
Fetraured in: ‘THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT’

I use a Lumix panasonic, point and shoot camera with a leica lens

hope you enjoy this video of Dartmoor

A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.


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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot…pretty place :-)

  • Thanks so much Eastsider, it is a lovely area with a lot of ancient sites and rocks

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    wonderful scene
    & many thanks for your lovely comment

  • Thanks so much Martina

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 4 years ago

    Lovely scenery…this kind of bridges are precious!

  • Thanks so much – yes it is such a delight to walk around those places, like going back in time

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot!!

  • Thankyou very much – the water looks like champagne in that area

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 4 years ago

    Nice one Charmiene.
    Badgers Holt?

  • I thinks its Postbridge on Dartmoor. Funny how it lasts when some small modern bridges are not so sturdy.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 4 years ago

    Lovely scene … haven’t been to Dartmoor in a while but love that area .. great capture :)

  • Thankyou Susie.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Savina1
    Savina1over 4 years ago

    This is breathtaking…I wish I was there.

  • Thankyou so much Savina, I really appreciate you taking a look at my photos!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Tim&Paria Sauls
    Tim&Paria Saulsover 4 years ago

    Love this! :)

  • THANKYOU so much!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Faved. Brought back many memories of when I used to live in Whiddon Down – terrific shot

  • Thanks so much – Whiddon down is gorgeous I bet you miss it sometimes

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 4 years ago

    A gorgeous shot with fantastic colours.

  • thankyou so much!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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