By: Blonde Two

Dartmoor’s Red Water Valley which sits in happy situation below Birch Tor (for the scenery) and the Warren House Inn (for the ever lasting fire), never fails to please me.Tin Workings Birch Tor

Usually it is because of its wealth of history, there has been tin mining there for over 800 years. There are very few undisturbed sections of land. Hardly surprising when you consider that it once housed water wheels, big holes, lots of miners and enough rabbits to feed them all.Tree Below Birch Tor

Nature though, has done a marvellous job of reclaiming Red Water Valley. This week, it should have been called Red Berry Valley as the hawthorns were still looking resplendent. I like words, as you know but I think the photos make my point better today.Hawthorn and Bracken 2