Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spring is edging ever closer

Despite the rain every time I go out Spring seems to be edging closer. The snowdrops are out in the hedgerows, the odd primrose is coming into flower, catkins are everywhere and the wild daffodils down by the river Dart … Continue reading

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An accidental walk to Grimspound

On Saturday lunchtime I dropped my son at his weekend job and then headed up to Southcombe hill, above Widecombe in the Moor, to take Rocky for a walk. I only intended to explore the ridge going northwards towards Hamel … Continue reading

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A beautiful little clapper bridge

Despite having missed the best of the weather today, by delaying going out so that I could tackle a teenager’s bedroom, we had a great walk up the East Dart river to my favourite clapper bridge. We haven’t been up … Continue reading

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Diving in the Dart at -3C

Life as an old Dartmoor granite bridge can be tough in these days of big trucks and SatNav. New Bridge had great chunks of the parapet knocked off on Christmas Eve and has been looking in a very sorry state … Continue reading

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