Dip Your Pen into the Cry of the Birds...and Write

08/05/2016 02:37 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2017

The desolate Scorhill Stone Circle in Dartmoor National Park is a special place for me. It was here, as a college kid, that I decided, "I need to be a travel writer." We just re-revisited this pristine spot, and the experience is as inspiring as ever. While not as intact as Stonehenge, it's a far more rewarding place for your soul. Have you had any close encounters with the wonders of England's prehistoric past?

(Wind is a steady companion on the moors -- sorry for all of the buffeting noise.)


This is Day 74 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.

(This post originally appeared at blog.ricksteves.com/blog/scorhill-stone-circle.)