Monthly Archives: March 2011

Buckland Beacon in the spring sunshine

There are 365 square miles of Dartmoor and this morning Rocky and I went for a rare walk to Buckland Beacon and walked straight into an old neighbour of ours walking his dogs. Rocky and I both enjoyed the company. … Continue reading

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Heaven is..

walking along┬áDr Blackall’s Drive, up the Dart gorge, on a spring morning with stereo skylarks – one over Aish Tor and one over the river.

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New Bridge has been bashed again

At the end of last week someone bashed the parapet of New Bridge again and has knocked one of the stones out of place. On 1st February the diver fetched the parapet stones out of the river and they were … Continue reading

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A two buzzard morning!

Yesterday morning was bright and sunny and the local buzzards were out and about. We saw our first one on a fence driving down the hill. It stayed until we were within 20 feet until finally taking off. They always … Continue reading

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Fire and ice on Dartmoor

Now that we have had a few days of clear, dry weather the moor has dried out enough for the farmers to begin swaling. This is the practice of burning off areas of overgrown gorse and bracken. It helps to … Continue reading

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Even nearer to Spring!

Saw the first wild daffodils in flower this morning in Holne Woods – all three of them! Plus five of the mandarin ducks on a pool just above the big rock and waterfall on the river Dart and a male … Continue reading

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