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You can find out more about the various images used in the website page banner here. We will add to these images from time to time. The images were all taken within Widecombe Parish and at all seasons of the year, showing its beauty and interest whatever the weather.

Honeybag Tor dominates the skyline behind Widecombe Church. Taken from the road close to the southern end of Widecombe Fair Field

Honeybag Tor behind Widecombe Church

Sunbeams piercing the rainclouds over the Widecombe Valley to the south of Widecombe Village. Taken from Pudsham Down

Sunbeams over Widecombe Valley

Widecombe Village and valley. Taken from Hameldown.

Widecombe Village and valley. Taken from Hameldown

Bluebells down by the river. Abundant by the Webburn. Holwell Lawn (just outside the parish - towards Hound Tor) is a good place to walk amongst them.

Bluebells

Heather and Gorse: the height of summer - see them especially on Hameldown in August.

Heather and Gorse

Rowan Berries. Plenty to be seen in the autumn.

Rowan Berries

Dartmoor Ponies on Hameldown. The iconic Dartmoor view. Beautiful semi-feral ponies roaming free on the Moor. Long may it continue.

Dartmoor Ponies on Hameldown

The Church House in Widecombe Village centre. In its time it has been an alehouse, a school and a workhouse, amongst other things, and now it is owned by the National Trust and has an NT shop and the rest is used as the village hall.

The Church House in Widecombe Village centre

The Moor gate at the top of Church Lane (or Bowden Lane). There used to be many of these gates on the roads leading to Dartmoor, essentially as a means of controlling livestock. Now they have been largely replaced by cattle grids to avoid slowing down traffic. See how many sites you can find that would have had gates in the past.

The Moor gate at the top of Church Lane

Widecombe Village and valley. Taken from Tunhill Rocks south-east of the village.

Widecombe Village and valley. Taken from Tunhill Rocks

Widecombe Village and the Natsworthy valley looking north.

Widecombe Village and the Natsworthy valley

Bonehill Rocks

Bonehill Rocks

Young Dartmoor Pony complete with winter coat.

Young Dartmoor Pony complete with winter coat

Picture from the Widecombe Archive showing the community gathered outside the Church House in 1909 - waiting for the Prince and Princess of Wales who were en route to the Huccaby Races.

Community photograph outside the Church House 1909 - waiting for the Prince and Princess of Wales who were en route to the Huccaby Races

The Cave-Penny Memorial on Corndon Down in the south of the parish. The inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God and to the Dear Memory of Evelyn Anthony Cave Penny Lieut Q.V.O. Corps of Guides. Fell in Palestine whilst gallantly commanding his men June 8th 1918 Aged 19. Look up and lift up your heads.' Q.V.O = Queen Victoria's Own

The Cave-Penny Memorial on Corndon Down

Shire horses on the village green. Riders are often out in the parish. Always a spectacle, especially the shires.

Shire horses on the village green

Roundhouse on Yar Tor Down with Sharp Tor in the background. Widecombe Parish, and Dartmoor generally, abounds with archaeological remains. There are some spectacular roundhouses well worth exploring.

Roundhouse on Yar Tor Down

Lichen on a piece of Dartmoor granite. An amazing variety of lichen are living on this stone. Zoom in to see them in all their glory. They may be small but they are rich in structure and shape. Beautiful.

Lichen on a piece of Dartmoor granite.

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