Heather & Bees

It’s been a while since my last post. After spending the best part of a month in France and one thing or another, I’ve not managed to get out walking as much as I would like. Although I have been spending time out on the Moor it’s been more about enjoying the scenery and contemplating life rather than walking. I’ve also been experiencing problems with…

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Okement Hill & High Willhays

The good weather has continued across Dartmoor over the last few weeks and with the four day Bank Holiday weekend appearing, I started to think about spending a whole day out on the moor and immediately thought about heading to the north moor. So far in this blog I’ve not covered anything further north than Postbridge and was keen to find a route that would…

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Spring on Dartmoor

The arrival of Spring in the northern hemisphere signals new birth and the beginning of nature’s regeneration; Dartmoor is no different, with its plethora of wildlife and livestock that call the Moor their home starting to produce their young. By far the most recognisable and probably most loved of these is the Dartmoor Pony, a humble but hardy animal that has inhabited the moor for…

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Trowlesworthy Revisted

Snow has arrived on Dartmoor. In itself it’s not an unusual occurrence, the high moor generally gets an annual sprinkling above 200m however this year quite a substantial amount has fallen. Most of the roads traversing the deep moor were shut by Devon & Cornwall Police over fears of people becoming stuck or blocking access for emergency vehicles however there are a few places where…

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Whiteworks

Whiteworks is without a shadow of a doubt one of my favourite places on the whole of Dartmoor. It’s not particularly pretty or scenic however it is super atmospheric and to me, encompasses everything that Dartmoor is about and I’ve been going there ever since I passed my driving test and got my first car. It’s the start of many walks including the infamous Fox…

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Venford Falls

With the weather still not being great on the high moor I have been looking for more photo opportunities and a friend had told me about Venford Falls over on the East Moor. In my past I did a lot of fly fishing and was familiar with Venford Reservoir as it was a great source of natural brown trout which were always really good fun…

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Nun’s Cross Farm

Nun’s Cross Farm is a well known landmark on the ‘high Moor’ to most of us Dartmoor trekkers. The Dartmoor Rescue Group have used to as a base to co-ordinate call-outs on the Southern Moor and is currently used as a temporary bunk-house and can even be hired out. The house was built-in 1870 by John Hooper who had leased the land from the Dutchy…

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