Wistman’s Wood, Dartmoor

Wistman’s Wood, Dartmoor

Opposite the Two Bridges Hotel there's a walk that takes you up the valley parallel to the West Dart river to Wistman's Wood, an impressive…
All is in disarray!

All is in disarray!

For all those that live, work and relax in the Devon countryside, the weather in 2019 will determine so much of how we all go…
Our changing seasons

Our changing seasons

What do the months of November and December hold in store this year? Summer seemed to continue well into October and the normal September storms…
Global Influences?

Global Influences?

How can anyone write about the countryside without mentioning the worst drought in living memory and the effect on everything in our rural environment. With…
Stoke Gabriel Walk

Stoke Gabriel Walk

What could be more delightful than a walk along the Dart estuary combined with an amble along a scenic mill pool, down rambling old village…
Oak Apples

Oak Apples

All is not what it seems out there in nature, I'd assumed that an oak apple was a deformed acorn. Oak Galls which are otherwise…
Feeding on the wing

Feeding on the wing

The swift’s eyes have located the prey (if you follow their glance on the image below) - a humble fly that’s no match for the…
What about the pony?

What about the pony?

I was watching a child being taught and if you were just listening and not watching you could be forgiven for thinking that the child…
It’s orchid time!

It’s orchid time!

Would you like to walk in wildflower meadows and see our native orchids as well as other wildflowers? It all kicks off at the start…
Spring is newly sprung

Spring is newly sprung

The very first vestiges of spring were evident at the end of February, snowdrops were nearly over as expected and many gardens had daffodils out…
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