Category Archives: Dartmoor Tors

A Dartmoor soul needs to catch up

On Tuesday we deserted Dartmoor, for the day, to go to Bristol on a cello buying expedition. My daughter has been saving up for ages and finally the day had come to buy her new cello. Bristol was great and … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s day stroll on Dartmoor

Today was a perfect summer’s day and I had to go to Widecombe-in-the-Moor so headed up to the top of Widecombe Hill, parked the car and set off for Bonehill Rocks, with our dog Rocky. The stroll along the spine … Continue reading

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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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Quite a contrast of days here on Dartmoor

The contrast between yesterday, New Year’s Eve, and today, New Year’s Day, could hardly be more pronounced. Yesterday was the deluge. I don’t just mean it rained, I mean a real deluge. I went shopping in Ashburton for about 10 … Continue reading

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How can it be getting autumnal already?

This summer, if you can call it that, seems to have passed in a blur of ferrying teenagers to exams, folk festivals, music workshops, friends houses and so on and so on. It has been hard to find time to … Continue reading

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Llamas across Dartmoor

Back on a wintery evening I was lucky enough to win a walk for two adults with Dartmoor Llama Walks in a raffle. What a great idea for a summer afternoon, I thought. And then I waited for a summer … Continue reading

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A Dartmoor Easter Sunday

¬†One of the unexpected consequences of having a daughter who is into music is the variety of events and venues I get to chauffeur her to. This morning started with a persistent alarm clock at 5.30am. Up and out with¬†daughter, … Continue reading

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