Bramble Oak Cross

I always look forward to reaching this wonderful old intersection of minor roads near Denbury with its delightful tree at the centre. I deliberately include just two of the roads here, encircling the great mound of Denbury Down, with its Iron Age fort. The Down is clearly visible for miles around, including much of Southern… Continue reading Bramble Oak Cross

Training cattle under Knowle Hill?

Woodlands panoramaWoodlands panorama

Here I go again uploading a panoramic image of rural Devon that is likely to be of little interest to anyone outside of the county (or indeed many within it). To me this land of rolling hills and narrow country lanes is heaven on earth; to many, I accept, it may not be. This is… Continue reading Training cattle under Knowle Hill?

Light after the eclipse

Great Mis Eclipse

It was a little hard to tell, late in March on Great Staple Tor, when the partial eclipse had ended. At the time of maximum eclipse the light levels had fallen a little. but not much, because it wasn’t a total eclipse in the South West of England. But the light quality was very different for… Continue reading Light after the eclipse

How can I not love the Devon landscape?

HayTor from Ipplepen

I pass this land near Ipplepen from time to time, and always try to stop to admire it. I think it contains almost everything I love about the Devon landscape. It’s not a particularly high point, but high enough to layer a few tantalising details to enjoy. In the distance is Dartmoor – mostly the… Continue reading How can I not love the Devon landscape?