Black-a-Tor Copse

Click through the gallery below to discover Jo Minoprio’s response to the long strip of ancient woodland

Black-a-Tor Copse contains ancient stunted and twisted oak trees. It occupies the steep western slope of a river valley on remote moorland which is otherwise treeless. The close-growing tangled oaks and huge tumbled granite boulders, clothed in moss and lichen, create a sense of timelessness, stillness and intimacy. The landscape around is a windswept expanse of open moorland. High-altitude oak woods such as this are restricted to western Britain and only three occur in the south-west





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