Tarr Steps is one of my favourite places of Exmoor National Park, every time I visited this valley the experience of new colours, sounds, smells and wildlife always took my breath away.
The Tarr Steps is a clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England. There are 17 spans across 50 meters (55 yards).
The top slabs weigh 1-2 tons and are about 39 inches (99 cm) above normal water level. The largest slab is over 8 feet (2.4 m) long and is about 5 feet (1.5 m) wide.
This is one of the best-known monuments on Exmoor. Its age is unknown, as several theories claim that Tarr Steps dates from the Bronze Age, but others date them from around 1400 AD.
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Mark’s score for Tarr Steps : 7 out of 10.
© Mark Stothard