A winterbourne pool, Top Tor

Top Tor Tarn

I remember attending a talk a couple of years ago by the renowned landscape photographer Jem Southam, where he talked about his book The River Winter. He mentioned how the beautiful word ‘winterbourne’ originally referred to a river or stream that runs only in winter, and is generally dry in the summer months. The talk made… Continue reading A winterbourne pool, Top Tor

How can I not love the Devon landscape?

HayTor from Ipplepen

I pass this land near Ipplepen from time to time, and always try to stop to admire it. I think it contains almost everything I love about the Devon landscape. It’s not a particularly high point, but high enough to layer a few tantalising details to enjoy. In the distance is Dartmoor – mostly the… Continue reading How can I not love the Devon landscape?