Monday 4 July 2011

Exploring a hidden Dartmoor wood

This Dartmoor wood is generally out of bounds to the public due to health and safety reasons!!! I'm not really sure why, but the good thing about this is that the wood is really pristine with no paths and no sign of human impact. The wood itself is an area of upland oak-beech woodland located in a narrow gorge of the River Yealm. The woodland is really diverse in ferns, mosses and lichens with some of the Beech trees well over 300 years old. The wood is also home to the barbastelle bat which is one of Britain's rarest, most elusive mammals.

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