Tag Archives: Exmoor

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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Dee’s centenary

My friend Dee Ivey would have been 100 today, 28 January 2016, and so I am thinking of her especially, and the huge influence she had on me and numerous other pony-loving children. She introduced me to Dartmoor and to its … 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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Welcome to Exmoor, part 2

It’s a pity that the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 did not require the provision of access points to access land. Last Sunday we walked a big circuit anti-clockwise from Simonsbath on Exmoor.  When we came to the access land at … Continue reading

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