Monthly Archives: November 2010

Goodness, it’s cold out there!

A brisk walk up Sharp Tor via the old farmstead and round houses today. Gorgeous day – cold, frost still lying in the shade, with a blue sky and plenty of winter sunshine. The wind was keen and cold, but … Continue reading

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A windy walk to see the Ten Commandments

Every time I’ve been to Buckland Beacon there has been a perishing cold wind whipping across the hilltop –  Sunday was no exception. I really must stop visiting it in winter. I know that it is still supposed to be autumn, … Continue reading

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The weather’s all over the place – and mostly over Dartmoor!

Goodness the weather has been all over the place over the last week or so. Last week I had glorious sunshine one day and howling wind and rain the next. Last Wednesday I was helping take some extra helpers in … Continue reading

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The Dart valley turns to burnished metal

Isn’t autumn clever? Just when you are beginning to resent it, because it means the end of warm weather and long days and the imminent arrival of winter, it puts on the most spectacular show and you quite forgive it.  … Continue reading

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Really weird fungi on Dartmoor

Yesterday I saw the strangest fungi I have ever seen out on the moor. So strange I went back today with a camera. Now you see what I mean by weird! There were the remains of one or two smaller … Continue reading

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