Wistman's Portal


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The ancient Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve, in the West Dart valley, Dartmoor. The woods are designated as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve. Stunted anthropomorphic pendunculate oaks festooned with epiphytic ferns, mosses, lichen, fungi that occupy the eastern side of the valley - the humidity of the air and peaty soils create an Atlantic Temperate rainforest ecosystem. The dense and precarious scree slopes, given the onomatopoeiac name 'clitter', between the trees prevent the epiphytic plants from being nibbled by the sheep that graze the surrounding hills.


It is a place that I find spellbinding on every visit.
09/02/2019 - 12:09morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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Graham_A_E

Link Posted 09/02/2019 - 16:27
I can certainly understand the attraction of the place. Great pictures.

Regards

GAE

go4IT

Link Posted 09/02/2019 - 18:11
Masterful rendering of this world of mossy enchantment. Like.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/02/2019 - 19:01
Original place.....Nightmare mood Branches as arms ready to attack....Hidden eyes....It brings me back to war in Vietnam....sorry for this matching
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Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 09/02/2019 - 19:03

morpheus71

Link Posted 10/02/2019 - 01:05
Graham_A_E wrote:
I can certainly understand the attraction of the place. Great pictures.

Regards

GAE

Many thanks for your kind comments and great to hear of your appreciation of this place Graham
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 10/02/2019 - 01:05
go4IT wrote:
Masterful rendering of this world of mossy enchantment. Like.

Many thanks indeed
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 10/02/2019 - 01:08
GIULIO57 wrote:
Original place.....Nightmare mood Branches as arms ready to attack....Hidden eyes....It brings me back to war in Vietnam....sorry for this matching

Thanks Giulio Sorry to hear it has provoked bad memories for you. It is indeed a very powerful place that resonates... even after one has got back home. Ensconing and humbling....
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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