Category Archives: Dartmoor ponies

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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OK – enough rain!

I wish to now officially declare the river Dart (East, West and Double) full. It doesn’t need any more rain as it is now fine and dandy and whizzing along like old times. All the granite and slate ribs, that have been … Continue reading

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Spring is heading towards Dartmoor

Whilst it is still mostly cold and grey up here, there are some signs that Spring is on the way. The snowdrops are flowering in the hedgerows and some early primroses are out too. Down by the Dart the wild … Continue reading

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Where’d September go?

Goodness me can it be that long since I did a post? September has been busy here on Dartmoor. First of all we were all busy getting ready for Widecombe Fair. My daughter turned into a baking demon, and I … Continue reading

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Dawn, sunshine and moonlight on the Dart

My son and I set off for Ashburton just after 7 this morning, for his bus, as the first tinges of light were showing on the horizon. And there were kayakers down at New Bridge getting ready to go down … Continue reading

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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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Well, that was quite a lot of snow!

The thaw is finally underway today and Christmas behind me so I have a chance to catch up here. A week ago we had nearly a foot of snow overnight, which was beautiful. Even the lily pond on Hannaford Lane froze along … Continue reading

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