Waldenseimkeit

Waldenseimkeit

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“An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love, and union with the world around us….”

Thomas Moore
(English Humanist, Statesman and Chancellor of England, 1477-1535)

The evening winds flutter the epiphytic ferns, mosses and lichens that surround the stunted and ancient high-moorland oaks, rowan, holly ,and willow trees.& the granite boulders of Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor.

It lies at an altitude of between 380–420 metres in the valley of the West Dart River near Two Bridges, at grid reference SX613770.

The wood been a Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1964, and is an Nature Conservation Review site.

It is quite probable that the name derives from Wisht-man's wood, the vernacular word wisht meaning eerie or haunted.

In Devon, the Wild Hunt is said to be that of hellhounds chasing sinners, the unbaptized or those lost on the moors after dark. The dogs in the Devonshire dialect are known as Wisht Hounds.

This legendary hunt is particularly associated with Wistman's Wood and tales speak of the end of the hunt being at the Dewerstone where they unfortunate souls are driven off the top of the rock into the raging waters of the River Plym below. The Dewer is the Devonshire name for the Devil himself.
22/09/2016 - 16:27morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed3 sec
Aperturef/13
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ISO200
Focal Length35mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 22/09/2016 - 17:27
Nice and thx for infos
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/09/2016 - 01:24
I've seen this sort of Dartmoor woodland and now I've learned something about it - thank you - great illustration of what it really looks like.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 23/09/2016 - 10:47
davidwozhere wrote:
I've seen this sort of Dartmoor woodland and now I've learned something about it - thank you - great illustration of what it really looks like.

Many thanks David It's a wonderful example of temperate rainforest, due to it's high humidity and proximity to the Gulf Stream. There are several 'Celtic Rainforest' sites on the western seaboard of the UK, including Crinian Wood (Argyll); Borrowdale (Cumbria); Coed Felinrhyd (Gwynedd) and Millook Valley (Cornwall). It's thought that much of Dartmoor looked like this from 10,000 years ago until about 6000 yrs ago.
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autumnlight

Link Posted 23/09/2016 - 13:45

morpheus71

Link Posted 23/09/2016 - 14:07
autumnlight wrote:
A lovely study, thank you.

Many thanks Maria 😊 It's an enchanting landscape to be immersed in 😊
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