Around Beacon Hill, above Pinhoe

Beyond the church, the estuary and the Haldon Hills

A week ago I gave my wife a lift to Pinhoe, just outside Exeter, where she needed to attend a meeting expected to last for a couple of hours. Despite working in Exeter (in a previous life) for more than twenty years I know very little about the landscape to the east of the city… Continue reading Around Beacon Hill, above Pinhoe

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

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?

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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?