The Tor in the Woods, near Manaton

Centre Rock

I often drive between Bovey Tracey and Manaton, and recently noticed an enticing ridge line running across the lower slopes of Trendlebere Down in the direction of Becka Brook and Houndtor Wood. I made a mental note to check out the path as soon as I could, and take a walk down there, but by… Continue reading The Tor in the Woods, near Manaton

Getting lost in Devon’s green lanes

There are many thousands of miles of pathways, bridleways and country lanes in the British Isles, but the green lanes are particularly special. And to me the green lanes of Devon cast an indefinable spell: they are deep, divided by tall hedges, sometimes difficult to find, very often muddy if not actually waterlogged, and of course, they… Continue reading Getting lost in Devon’s green lanes

Haldon Hills Pet Cemetery, near Higher Ashton, South Devon

Moses, simple cross

FEBRUARY 2022 UPDATE… I noticed a few days ago that someone had sent me a Messenger message I hadn’t previously noticed (because I turned off Messenger notifications a long time ago), asking if I knew if the cemetery was still there. They were interested in visiting the cemetery but didn’t want to travel from Plymouth if… Continue reading Haldon Hills Pet Cemetery, near Higher Ashton, South Devon