Go on a Hunt: Some Artefacts in the Landscape Around Widecombe


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There are a large number of artefacts of one sort or another that are scattered around the parish and if you can hunt for them we are sure your efforts and curiosity will be rewarded.

Some of these artefacts are shown here as picture clues to help you explore for them and also to try to work out what they are. In this context 'artefact' means something that is man-made and is lying in the landscape either in use or not, in its original location or not.

If we think of the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, then it lies in a valley that is more or less north-south in axis. Widecombe Hill is therefore on the east side of the valley and the Hameldown ridge is therefore on the west side of the valley. We will use this approximate orientation when listing the artefacts to give you some clue to their whereabouts (although we will not be too precise as that would spoil the fun). This also helps us to divide up the artefacts into sections that you can do easily in a single outing.

You might like to think about what these artefacts are, where they are, how they originated and what they might have been used for.

You will find some discussion of what the artefacts are here: More Details - Cheat!, but have a think about the items before looking there.

All the images are available in a larger size by clicking on them.

From time to time we will add to the list provided here, so do check back occasionally to see if we've added any new ones.

You can go to an individual section of the hunt by choosing from the list below:

Section 1: In the Vicinity of Widecombe Village

Artefact 1: What and Where is This?

Artefact 2: What and Where is This?

Artefact 3: What and Where is This?

Section 2: East of Widecombe Village - South of the Road up Widecombe Hill

Artefact 1: What and Where is This?

Artefact 2: What and Where is This?

Artefact 3: What and Where is This?

Section 3: West of Widecombe Village - Hameldown Ridge including Wind Tor

Artefact 1: What and Where is This?

Artefact 2: What and Where is This?

Artefact 3: What and Where is This?

Artefact 4: What and Where is This?

Artefact 5: What and Where is This?

Artefact 6: What and Where is This?

Section 4: North-East of Widecombe Village - Bonehill Rocks, Chinkwell, Bel and Honeybag Tors

Artefact 1: What and Where is This?

Artefact 2: What and Where is This?

Artefact 3: What and Where is This?

Section 5: Southern Widecombe Parish - Dartmeet Area

Artefact 1: What and Where is This?

Artefact 2: What and Where is This?

Artefact 3: What and Where is This?

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