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I’m back from two weeks away in Devon and Cornwall and I definitely visited more gardens in that time than ever before! I’ll do articles with photos on each of these over the coming weeks, but I thought I’d ease my way back into the blogosphere with a little feature on the town of Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Located in the middle of Dartmoor, this lovely little town is a convenient stopping off point for those negotiating the narrow, winding lanes and open vistas of the Moor, and that’s just what we did on our way to visit Killerton Gardens, near Exeter.

It was a glorious sunny day and the drive over the moor from Tavistock was breathtaking. As we approached Moretonhampstead I was struck by the beautiful display of hanging baskets outside one of the pubs and then realised there were a lot more colourful floral displays around the town, so took out a few minutes to capture them. I must say the town residents, shopkeepers, local council, hoteliers etc. all seem to put an effort into beautifying the place, so congratulations to them for what was a very enjoyable mooch around, snapping as I went.

This is definitely the place to ‘hang out’ if you’re travelling the Moor and there were plenty of cyclists, motorcyclists and other tourers taking a breather here when we visited.

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