I do enjoy walking these lanes but one of their drawbacks is that you don't get much of a view.
During the summer it's more of an annoyance than it is at this time of the year because with all the gales that we have had and are still having it does offer a lot of protection from the winds.
The shield that the lanes provide you with can make the walk a lot more pleasant in the bitterly cold winds that we get at this time of year.
These animals as well as the sheep which seem to be everywhere on the moor have total freedom to roam.
They are contained on the moor by the use of cattle grids on the roads but the animals don't have any road sense at all.
As you drive or cycle along you have to be prepared for them to wander out across the road in front of you.
The sign above indicates that during 2019 eight sheep and four ponies were killed and that section of road is only just over a mile long...
If you come to Dartmoor for a visit just remember to take it slowly on the moorland roads.....