Category Archives: Archaeology

Yar Tor here we come!

At last… a dry day, almost sunny and Rocky and I headed up to Yar Tor, one of our favourite tors. There is a stone row shown on it’s slopes near the Money Pit cairn, but try as we might … Continue reading

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Little Miss Grumpy here

I spent yesterday morning leading a walk around the Dart Valley to look at the archaeological sites and the beautiful views. This link will take you to a posting I wrote about it for work  http://dartmoorpreservation.wordpress.com/ As you will gather the … Continue reading

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Following the Dartmoor legend of Jan Coo

Ten days ago a friend and I set out to follow in the footsteps of Jan Coo, the Dartmoor farmhand who was lured away by the pixies. It was to try out the route for a walk I’m doing, later … Continue reading

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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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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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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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