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Sometimes it is good to show people enjoying the countryside, rather than just take photos of landscapes and things.
Postbridge is a hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. It is situated on the B3212, roughly midway between Princetown and Moretonhampstead.

Postbridge is situated next to the East Dart river, one of two main tributaries of the River Dart, and consists of a few houses, a shop, a pub, and a national park tourist information centre.

Postbridge is best known for its fine example of an ancient clapper bridge over the river. First recorded in the 14th century, the bridge is believed to have been built in the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock. The clapper bridge which is a Grade II* listed structure, is still complete, and stands alongside another bridge, a Grade II listed structure built in the 1780s.
A clapper bridge is an ancient form of bridge found on the moors of Devon (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and in other upland areas of the United Kingdom including Snowdonia and Anglesey Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire. It is formed by large flat slabs of granite or schist supported on stone piers (across rivers), or resting on the banks of streams.

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