Clearing morning mist, Exe Estuary and Ship Canal, September 2015

5:15 am in early September 2015, and I was walking along the towpath of the Exeter Ship Canal. First light, almost an hour before sunrise, and I might have been dreaming, except for an unexpected coldness and the calls of birds I couldn’t see. The … Continue readingClearing morning mist, Exe Estuary and Ship Canal, September 2015

Sittaford Stone Circle – the first stone circle to be discovered on Dartmoor for 100 years

There has been considerable interest, not only in Devon, in the announcement this year of a recently discovered stone circle high on Dartmoor. It was actually discovered back in 2007 by Alan Endacott, but the hard work of unearthing the stones (by the Dartmoor Preservation … Continue readingSittaford Stone Circle – the first stone circle to be discovered on Dartmoor for 100 years

Almost dawn on the East Dart

Last Monday evening I sat planning a walk on the moor to Sittaford Tor, with the intention of capturing photographs of the recently-discovered stone circle. Whenever I’ve visited this tor previously I’ve parked by Fernworthy reservoir and walked through the forest, across to Grey Wethers … Continue readingAlmost dawn on the East Dart