Autumn 2021, Dunsford Wood

The pandemic lockdown and our house move in November last year (with all that entails) prevented me from visiting Dunsford Wood for a couple of years – probably the longest I’ve stayed away. But now, happily, it’s only a 20 minute drive from our house, so I’ll be walking its paths much more often. I’m… Continue reading Autumn 2021, Dunsford Wood

Back to the Moor

It’s been a while. I now live much closer to the moor than I did before November 2020. I can drive to the foot of Rippon Tor in less than twenty minutes from leaving my front door. But I didn’t, until the second week of April 2021, because of the lockdown. It was quite late… Continue reading Back to the Moor

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Hameldown, Dartmoor

Last night I decided to return to the great hill of Hameldown, Dartmoor, where a couple of weeks ago I spent a few happy hours walking its full length and back again. I noticed then the colours of the gorse and heather beginning to deepen, but that morning’s light wasn’t the best to accent them.… Continue reading Hameldown, Dartmoor

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On the rocks from Bridford

Heltor to Blackingstone Rock

I’ve grown very fond of the landscape around Bridford, on the eastern boundary of Dartmoor, but it’s been several years since my last visit to Heltor Rock, just west of the village. Until recently, though, I had never visited Blackingstone Rock, a mile to the south of Heltor. A couple of weeks ago I looked… Continue reading On the rocks from Bridford