Sunday, 2 May 2010
Acting as a guide to Devon....If you are travelling between the county's fair capital and Moretonhampstead you will pass Dunsford. You won't pass through Dunsford, but you will pass it. Situated on the entrance to Dartmoor on the Eastern side Dunsford rests above the River Teign in an area known as the Teign Valley. Unless you are in search of a fine local brew or a church "fan" then there is no reason to turn in to the village. The church; St Marys Church is a small fifteenth century building with a great eagle lectern and a sculpture of Christ's disembodied head on a cross taking centre stage. The pub (The Royal Oak) shuts in the afternoon as does the village shop on a Saturday!
I have been to Dunsford a few times since moving down to Devon to watch village cricket. The cricket pitch is on the left hand side of the B3213 just after the village turning and is the access to the river Teign. Cool, clear and clean and lovely for picnics. (And to watch a bit of cricket).
1: At the match. (Erratics Vs. Stoke-In-Teignhead)
2: Entrance to Dunsford.
3: St, Mary's.
4: Oscar exploring on the banks of the River Teign.