Category Archives: Archaeology

A perfect Dartmoor winter’s day

After a week of rain and wind, as well as aching and shivering with a cold, it was impossible to stay indoors today. The sun shone and after an early frost the moor looked so inviting. I headed up to Corndon … Continue reading

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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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A circular walk by the side of the Dart valley

With Widecombe Fair out of the way  – wet,wet,wet this year – and the Spitchwick Perambulation looming I thought it was time to get stepping out a bit. On Sunday I did quite an easy circular walk with great views of … Continue reading

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On top of the world – well Dartmoor

Bellever Tor is 440m above sea level and the dog and I were up there before 9 o’clock this morning. I can’t imagine many more perfect days to be up on the top – glorious sunshine and just enough breeze to … Continue reading

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