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This shot is taken through the car window travelling through Dartmoor National Park in Devon. You can see how it twists and winds through the landscape.

Southern England's "last unconquered wilderness" is how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who set his chilling story The Hound of the Baskervilles, in these strange, untamed landscapes, described Dartmoor.

Much of the moor is a great mass of granite, forced up in its molten state from deep inside the earth, millions of years ago.

Dartmoor is known for its mists and rain, around 80 inches a year. Much of the soil on the moor is peat, in places up to 12ft deep. This soaks up water like a sponge, forming Dartmoor's notorious bogs.

Birds likely to be seen include pipits and buzzards. Animals are rarely seen, except for the hardy Dartmoor Pony, but badgers and foxes are present and the otter still lives in the moorland rivers.

Cropped, resized and put through NeatImage to remove noise from the sky.

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