|CLAPPER BRIDGE AT HUNTINGDON WARREN|
According to the Dartmoor National Park Authority the word 'clapper' derives from an Anglo-Saxon word (cleaca) meaning 'bridging the stepping stones'.
The definition of a clapper bridge is flat stones held in place only by their own weight. Some of them have only one slab but they can have up to nine.
Some of the bridges have pillars consisting of stones, some are just laid directly onto the banks.
The one shown in the above photograph crosses the Western Wella Brook and is often used by walkers making their way along the 'Two Moors Way' National trail.