Category Archives: Exmoor

Moorland massacre

Forty years ago the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 received royal assent. It did nothing to save moorland. Continue reading

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Fifty years a friend

Fifty years ago today I first met my friend Marion Saunders. Continue reading

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Finale for All the Moor Butterflies

The three-year All the Moor Butterflies project has ended, but we must all still care for butterflies and moths. Continue reading

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Two Exmoor centenaries

This month we celebrate the centenaries of two indefatigable women associated with Exmoor: Hope Bourne and Anni MacEwen. Continue reading

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The true Exmoor Village

Exmoor Village, was published 70 years ago, describing the way of life in Luccombe. Continue reading

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Loneliness does not exist in solitude

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Exmoor Society’s exhibition, Hope Bourne’s Exmoor, in Dulverton.  Hope died in August 2010, aged 91, leaving her entire estate of books, paintings, letters and other memorabilia to the Exmoor Society.   Hope Lilian Bourne … Continue reading

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Exmoor error

Unfortunately I got scratched legs in vain.  Exmoor National Park ranger Richard Eales has pointed out that the overgrown path I struggled along near Coombe Farm north of Exford, on 30 September last year, is not on the definitive map of … Continue reading

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My bird year, 2011

I have some happy bird-memories from 2011.  I saw 96 species (fewer than last year but I guess I went to fewer birdy-places). The year started with a sighting, on my morning run up the road on 19 January, of … Continue reading

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