Two Green Lanes near the Haldon Hills (Part 2)

Top of the lane, looking back

In the month since I published the first half of this blog piece we have lived for a while in a holiday flat in Teignmouth, completed our house purchase a week earlier than expected, spent several days and many car trips moving things we’d stored in the flat to our new home, taken delivery of… Continue reading Two Green Lanes near the Haldon Hills (Part 2)

Two Green Lanes near the Haldon Hills (Part 1)

Holloway Lane 14

In April 2020, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I posted a black and white photograph of Holloway Lane (South Devon) on Twitter that I’d taken in autumn 2019, and it proved a popular one. I hadn’t had the time to really explore the lane or the area, and had been looking forward… Continue reading Two Green Lanes near the Haldon Hills (Part 1)

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

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