SX7878 : Gate on Templer Way

taken 9 years ago, near to Haytor Vale, Devon, Great Britain

Gate on Templer Way
Gate on Templer Way
A gate overlooked by a tall ash at the southeastern top edge of Yarner Wood
Templer Way
The Templer Way is a long distance path that approximates to the route by which granite quarried at Haytor on eastern Dartmoor was transported by tramway to the Stover canal near Teigngrace, thence down the River Teign to the port of Teignmouth. Recommended. The distinctive logo on waymarkers combines a tramway wheel with the tiller and rudder of a barge. LinkExternal link
Yarner Wood NNR
The National Nature Reserve at Yarner Wood, now part of the East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths NNR, was created in 1952, making it one of the first National Nature Reserves in the country.

It lies in two steep wooded valleys on the edge of Dartmoor together with the ridge in between them, and consists of 150 acres of mainly oakwood with some birch, conifers and heathland. This valuable habitat includes 33 species of butterfly and 650 species of moth, among numerous other animals, and over 300 species of lichen.

The wood is first mentioned in the C16. It was formerly extensively coppiced. It contains several historical features, including the site of Yarrow copper mine, operation in the mid-C19, the Bovey Tracey Pottery Leat which fed a pottery near the town, and several charcoal hearths.

Until 1963, when it was opened to the public, the reserve was used only for ecological research. Permits were still required by the public until 1973. It is now access woodland.

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the reserve in 2012, a number of posts and branches were carved by Reece Ingram and David Brampton-Greene, two professional carvers, during a series of workshops, and these have now been installed around the wood.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 October, 2010
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Templer Way 
National Nature Reserve (from Tags)
Yarner Wood 
Gate (from Tags)
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Dartmoor 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7842 7816 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.4284N 3:43.1366W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7843 7817
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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