Category Archives: Dartmoor

Devon Ramblers’ golden day

I joined Devon Ramblers to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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April ouzels

In April I walked up Tavy Cleave on Dartmoor and saw and heard two ring ouzels. Continue reading

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Moses Room, commons bill, and George

Forty years ago I fought the first Dartmoor Commons Bill before a House of Lords committee. Continue reading

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Swooping sand martins

It was a long time since I had seen the sand martins at Cadover Bridge on the River Plym on south-west Dartmoor.  So, when I had a short gap between the previously-described walk over Sheepstor and the Dartmoor Preservation Association … Continue reading

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An alien cross

I enjoyed the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s pre-AGM walk but was not pleased to find a large cross on the top of Sheeps Tor. Continue reading

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Success at Common Wood

I was delighted to see at least three Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary butterflies on Common Wood. Continue reading

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