Category Archives: Devon

New ways in Devon

Devon Ramblers have entered a new phase of their existence, but will continue to be effective in achieving Ramblers’ aims. Continue reading

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A unique festival

40 years ago was the start of the Devon American Fortnight festival of which I was the administrator. Continue reading

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Lens in lockdown

I was delighted to judge the Devon Ramblers’ photo competition, a contribution to national Volunteers Week. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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Devon Ramblers’ golden day

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

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Devon Area AGM

My final Ramblers’ AGM of the season was that of Devon Area at Dartington Hall. Continue reading

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Wanted: an all-round aide

Forty years ago today I started my first proper job, as secretary and all-round aide to author Charles Owen. Continue reading

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Flag at half mast for ‘Mr Moreton’

The flag on Moretonhampstead church was at half mast in honour of Ian Mercer, whose funeral was on 3 October. Continue reading

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A decade of access in south-west England

Sunday 28 August 2005 was a landmark day in the south west of England. Ten years ago today the new access rights under the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000 came into effect.  This meant the public had the … Continue reading

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A day of contrasts

Forty years ago, Friday 13 June 1975 was a day of contrasts. It started in the most idyllic way.  I was camping on High House Waste, land rescued from afforestation by the Dartmoor Preservation Association in the 1960s.  I was … Continue reading

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