Monthly Archives: November 2012

Big lorry, little bridge – and a big thank you to the National Trust

Why can lorry drivers not read? On the Ashburton to Two Bridges Road there is a big sign saying that large vehicles can’t go beyond the Dart Valley Country Park. So I was suprised yesterday morning to follow a large … Continue reading

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Dartmoor takes a battering parts 2 and 3

Yes, it’s been wet up here again. The road to Ashburton has been impassable on at least two occasions, though thankfully always when I have been on the home side of it and haven’t had to go out again. I’m … Continue reading

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Dartmoor takes a battering

This morning’s walk was at Spitchwick – too windy for woods or the open moor. After the river has been in spate it is always interesting to see how far up the grass the tide line of leaves and river … Continue reading

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The bra wearing tree in Holne Woods

Having finally remembered to take my camera here is a picture of the unusual, bra wearing tree in Holne Woods mentioned in my previous post. Needless to say it was late afternoon on a dark and gloomy afternoon, but I … Continue reading

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A day of colours, contrasts and one or two odd things

Today started wet and grey. Then Rocky the spaniel and I hit Holne Woods where the autumn colours are enough to take your breath away. Even on a dull day like today the gold, copper and bronze of the leaves … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the final traces of the Tour of Britain

Until earlier this week Dartmoor has been sporting a few lasting reminders of the Tour of Britain this summer. Some enthusiastic fans had spray painted slogans like “Go J T-L” on the roads at the top of Dartmeet hill and … Continue reading

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Oh no…!

On my way back up onto Dartmoor this morning I saw a terrible sight – the first trailer load of Dartmoor-grown Christmas trees on their way to market! It can’t be that time already.

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