Exmoor National Park, Somerset/Devon UK Valley of the Rocks South West Coastal Path

Exmoor National Park, Somerset/Devon UK Valley of the Rocks South West Coastal Path

The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.

The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.

Moor Brook, Dartmoor by DartmoorGiant on Flickr........

Moor Brook, Dartmoor by DartmoorGiant on Flickr........

"Burrator at Sunrise," moorland, Dartmoor National Park, U.K.  Photo: M.Wolstenholme, via Flickr

"Burrator at Sunrise," moorland, Dartmoor National Park, U.K. Photo: M.Wolstenholme, via Flickr

Debashis Bandyopadhya, A Summer Sunrise, Hay Tor, Dartmoor National Park, UK

Debashis Bandyopadhya, A Summer Sunrise, Hay Tor, Dartmoor National Park, UK

Medieval wheelpit at Huntingdon mine on southern Dartmoor. Without tin there would have been no Bronze Age. Tin is rare in Europe. The earliest and largest center for tin mining in Europe dates to 2500 BCE in Erzgebirge in the Balkans. It was in huge demand and exported as far as the Mediterranean. Other sources of tin in Europe were mined in Devon and Cornwall in England, Brittany in France, the Iberian Peninsula and a tiny amount in Italy used by the Etruscans.

Medieval wheelpit at Huntingdon mine on southern Dartmoor. Without tin there would have been no Bronze Age. Tin is rare in Europe. The earliest and largest center for tin mining in Europe dates to 2500 BCE in Erzgebirge in the Balkans. It was in huge demand and exported as far as the Mediterranean. Other sources of tin in Europe were mined in Devon and Cornwall in England, Brittany in France, the Iberian Peninsula and a tiny amount in Italy used by the Etruscans.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Merrivale stones, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK

Merrivale stones, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Moorland Heather...

Moorland Heather...

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