New Boots & Winter Light

I have some new Muck Boots! (Arctic Sport, in case you’re interested!) Of course I’m not likely to reach the Arctic, and I’m not at all sporty, but I have coveted these so-much-more-than-a welly-wellies for a long time, and last winter (and most of this year) they haven’t been available. They are impressive, and there… Continue reading New Boots & Winter Light

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

The simple pleasure of recognising familiar landmarks from new vantage points

Slightly warmer light, Higher Ashton

A couple of weeks ago I had to drive across the Haldon Hills, but couldn’t stop to have a proper look around or take photographs. The last time I did so was when I made my second visit to the Pet Cemetery, near the Haldon Belvedere. I have a blog post about that too. The… Continue reading The simple pleasure of recognising familiar landmarks from new vantage points

Dense mist, Grimspound

Grimspound stone hut 1

One day I must visit Grimspound on a fine, sunny day. The last time I was there, in March 2013, it was ice cold, all around covered in frost, and the light was a cool blue.  Last week’s outing wasn’t meant to be a trip to Grimspound at all. I’d planned to walk along one… Continue reading Dense mist, Grimspound