Monthly Archives: June 2010

Rain, at last!

After the last three summers I never thought I’d say this, but “Thank goodness for the rain.” The moor was looking parched, the grass – which was late to get going because of the cold Spring – had stopped growing … Continue reading

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A Dartmoor barn dance and a moonlit drive home

Spent Saturday evening at a barn dance at Blackaton Manor in aid of Widecombe school. Great local event, saw loads of friends and my girl was playing. What a beautiful evening, sitting with a half of cider and one of Geoff Partridge’s … Continue reading

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Grey Herons, A Snaily House and Gorse

Walked down the East Dart from Bellever Bridge this morning. We watched a pair of grey herons flying downstream at a very stately pace. They both landed in a conifer on the edge of the plantation so I wonder if they … Continue reading

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On top of the world – well Dartmoor

Bellever Tor is 440m above sea level and the dog and I were up there before 9 o’clock this morning. I can’t imagine many more perfect days to be up on the top – glorious sunshine and just enough breeze to … Continue reading

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Going up the river

Today the dog and I headed upstream from near New Bridge to Sharrah Pool. We wanted shade and running water – it is not a day for the open moor. As we made our way upstream all the small pools had people … Continue reading

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Early morning on Corndon Tor

Just back from walking the dog on Corndon Tor. It was beautiful this morning – the skylarks were singing as we got out of the car and a family group of ponies were grazing around the Cave Penny Cross. We … Continue reading

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Learning more about Social Media

If I’ve got this correct this post should appear on Twitter shortly

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