Photographer's Note

Continuing our walk on Dartmoor,we followed the Leat [a water channel] along the top of the hill until it had to change height and fall down the hillside to reach a different level.The leat rushes down to cross the River Meavy on a small aqueduct, built in 1792.
The path leads over metal rails at each end of the aqueduct.As the leat bends sharp left, a feeder pipe brings in water from another brook.
The Meavy valley is rich in Bronze Age and tin working remains.

The aqueduct can be seen top centre of the shot.We had walked down the hillside at the side of the channel, not an easy route but well worth the effort.

The water continues on its way towards the reservoir in the valley below.
I find it hard to imagine how hard it must have been for the men who had to build the channel and aqueduct.
They would have had to walk up from the valley before they could even start work!How tiring must that have been?

Thanks for looking.

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  • Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 794 W: 0 N: 788] (2799)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-02
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: SONY DSC-N1
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-02 13:23
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