Monthly Archives: October 2010

A flock of Golden Plovers over Yar Tor

One of the great things about walking on Dartmoor is that no matter how many times you visit the same place you can still find something new.   Last week we decided to go up Yar Tor again – it was the sort … Continue reading

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Acorns keep falling on my head..

One of the features of this abundant autumn has been the number of acorns. And their size! Parts of our lawn are carpeted with absolute whoppers and we’ve had to sweep the entrance to the greenhouse clear several times. I … Continue reading

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Corndon Tor with mist, without ponies!

Up Corndon Tor this morning for a leisurely walk along the ridge to the twin cairns. 7 degrees centigrade was a nasty shock to the system – mental note to take gloves from now on. Dartmoor looked quite ethereal through … Continue reading

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Finding deadly fungi

I went on a Fungi Foray organised by the Dartmoor Preservation Association on Tuesday. It was run by Phil Page of Dartmoor Nature Tours, who is a mine of information. It was the most beautiful autumn day which was great … Continue reading

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Hot bath needed after 18 miles!

Last Saturday was the Perambulation of the Bounds of the Manor of Spitchwick which takes place every 5 years. It is a major event in this part of Dartmoor. So there I was at 8 in the morning at Spitchwick … Continue reading

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