Category Archives: wild country

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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Ramblers Scotland: trailblazers

I have some excellent memories of the recent Ramblers’ Scottish Council, the last Ramblers’ gathering we shall have for a while. 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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Huccaby memorial to Dartmoor campaigners

I joined three generations of Sayers to dedicate a memorial to Guy and Sylvia Sayer at Huccaby chapel on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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A brief escape to Common Wood

While Brexit raged in parliament 13 volunteers sought refuge in working for butterflies on Common Wood, Dartmoor. 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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