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Places to Visit in South Devon

Good Photography locations in Devon and Dartmoor

As a photographer, I am always on the lookout for places to photograph in Devon and Dartmoor. As a husband, I am also always on the lookout for places that less ‘enthusiastic’ individuals would like to visit. Rarely does a weekend go by when I don’t venture out somewhere. This article is a guide for photographers and Devon admirers alike to hunt out some of the most beautiful spots in South Devon.

Click the markers on the map below for more information about each location.

Map of South Devon

South West Coast Path Walks

With over 150 miles of rugged natural coast line broken up with stunning natural harbours and estuaries, the coast path in South Devon offers fantastic walking opportunities. By in large, the sections near built up areas are well paved and offer good walking for less mobile, whilst the sections in rural areas like Prawle, or Soar Mill, require fitness and agility on the narrow treacherous paths.

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The most beautiful walks on the South West Coast Path in South Devon

Devon & Dartmoor Photography Walks

Dartmoor offers a huge range of locations that are ideal for photographers. Striking tors, bubbling brooks and ancient woodlands will keep even the most experienced photographer busy. The likes of Alex Nail and Adam Burton have fine tuned their careers on Dartmoor but it also provides beginners with a great start in to landscape photography.

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Wild Camping on Dartmoor

For those who want to enjoy Dartmoor over night, we are lucky to have the ability to wild camp in certain areas of the moor. It goes without saying that you must camp in safe and legal locations but by doing so, you will experience a very personal quality with the moor. Not much beats a 6am silent sunrise on Fur Tor.

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Stay Safe!

This article is by no means a Lonely Planet style guide to Devon and Dartmoor. It is extremely important that you always take appropriate clothing, food and gear for the conditions that you are venturing out in to. This blog has suggestions on all of these things, mainly things that work for me, but you must seek professional guidance before hand if you are in doubt.

When wild camping on Dartmoor, you must do your research and camp where it is safe and legal. This may involve getting landowners prior permission. There are many guides on wild camping on Dartmoor, see this article for more information.

Dartmoor is an active military training ground with live munitions testing. Always check the Dartmoor Firing times before every visit on the moor. Click here for the link.

My work in this field

Landscapes, Photography
Morning mist surrounding Widecombe in the Moor Church

My favourite Dartmoor Sunrise yet.

I do love it when a plan comes together. The forecast for this morning was a foggy one. After spending the night camped out in sub zero temperatures on Tuesday…

Landscapes, Photography, Portfolio
A photo of the north face of Great Mis covered in a blanket of snow

Dartmoor covered in snow, White Tor

For the past few weeks, dartmoor has been covered in snow and it has been glorious. Even though I sprained my ankle (an old a very repetitive injury) during the…

Dartmoor Photography Walks, Landscapes, Photography, Portfolio
Venford Waterfall on Dartmoor

Secret Waterfall on Dartmoor

There are no shortage of waterfalls on Dartmoor but this one found near Combestone Tor is definitely my favourite. I'm not going to give the exact location, partly because it…

Dartmoor Photography Walks, Landscapes, Photography, Portfolio
Wistmans ancient woodland on Dartmoor

Wistman’s Woods and Horseshoe Falls

I finally had chance to put the Tokina 12-28mm through it's paces the other day. I headed up to Wistman's Woods just a few km north of Two Bridges. The…

Landscapes, Portfolio, Wild Camping on Dartmoor
Golden sidelight on sheep early in the morning on Sittaford Tor

Sittaford Tor, Dartmoor Wild Camp

I have had such a hectic few weeks (months) with getting married, moving back to Devon and spending a lot of time working on the house. As a result, it's…

Landscapes, Photography, Portfolio
A beautiful sunset from Muckleburgh Hill in North Norfolk

Wild camping in North Norfolk

So this weekend I did something a bit controversial, I wild camped near the North Norfolk Coast. It's a funny one because whilst I am certain I am not the…

Landscapes, Photography, Portfolio
Lose Hill from The Nap - Peak District

Kinder Scout Photography Trip Feb 2014

A couple of weeks ago I headed up to camp on Kinder Scout in the Peak District, or at least that was my plan. Instead I decided to retreat to…

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roman settlement in norfolk venta icenorum at sunrise

Venta Icenorum – A winter wonderland in Norfolk

It's not very often that you have the feeling deep down that you're on to a winner, but this morning as soon as I left the house and saw the…

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pony sat in a frosty field near norwich

First Frost in Norwich

Today was the first frost in Norwich and after arriving back from a Christmas break late last night, I knew that I had to get up early to get some…

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Little Melton, Norfolk

Little Melton, Norfolk Sunset

Not much to say about this, there is a little brick hut on the top of a hill that I rode past a while ago. It is in the perfect…

Landscapes, Portfolio
Old Buckenham Windmill

Old Buckenham Windmill

Last week I took advantage of the changeable weather and headed out on the bike. I was aiming for New Buckenham Castle, about 20 miles away from Norwich which was…