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Moving on a little way from my previous shot, I spotted this Hawthorn tree. On the upper slopes of Dartmoor, there are aren't quite so many trees, so this tree stood out in the landscape.
Stunted growth due to the weather that is often experienced on the moors.

In the distance you can see the tor that is known as Sheepstor, and which gives its name to the small village below.

A tor is a dramatic outcrop of granite, usually standing on top of a hill. Each tor has its own distinct character.
The tors are created by erosion. Some 65% of Dartmoor is made of granite - rock which was formed 295 million years ago.
There are over 160 tors on Dartmoor.

One more view in the w/s.

Thank you for looking.

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