Photographer's Note

With high winds and the threat of rain it was far from mid summer weather when we visited the Cave-Penney memorial on Dartmoor this week.

At an altitude of about 1,300ft stands a lone cross firmly affixed to a large boulder, this is known as the Cave-Penney Memorial or the Sherwell Cross . It is an impressive monument in memory of a brave young man who died in the First World War. At the bottom of the inscription are the following words, "Look up and lift your heads", and considering the view I can't think of a more apt sentence. If you stand at the cross and lift your head you will be rewarded with a magnificent view, especially towards the south where Sharp tor juts proudly into the far horizon. This is one place that no matter what the weather there is always an imposing sense of grandeur.

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