Tag Archives: Dartmoor

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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White Wood magic

At the end of April I grabbed a chance to walk in White Wood on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Better for butterflies

An unprecedented 28 volunteers worked at Common Wood, making a better habitat for butterflies. Continue reading

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My bird year 2018

In 2018 I saw 112 and heard a further three species of birds. Continue reading

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Bashing for butterflies

Common Wood: part 15 On a bright and sunny autumn day, 22 October, 13 volunteers met in the front field at Hillbridge Farm near Peter Tavy on Dartmoor.  Megan Lowe and Simon Phelps from Butterfly Conservation’s All the Moor Butterflies … Continue reading

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