Tag Archives: Dartmoor


… or is it Dumnonia? I refer to the land of the Dunmonii, the ancient Brythonic tribe that hung around in Devon during the Iron Age and early Roman period. I have been spending the last few days cooped up … Continue reading

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Ancient Sites

A bit of philosophical rambling here… When I first moved to this part of North Devon, on the Torridge estuary, I was dismayed to find there was no prehistoric rock art here (one of my abiding passions), and, as far … Continue reading

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Drive to Dartmoor

Drove out to Dartmoor to visit Aune Head Arts. It was good bowling along in my little car – roads empty and quiet, skies clear. For mile after mile, I tunnelled through great overarching trees covering dark crags on either … Continue reading

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Photos and Jazz on a Rainy Night

A summer of rain and dark skies here in Devon – and now, amongst the blustery rainstorms, and occasional bright sunny periods that send me rushing out into the landscape, there is a new crispness in the air, and leaves … Continue reading

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Solstice – or Spot the Ponies

Happy Solstice! That sentiment in itself, verges close to being nauseatingly new-agey, so I will say no more. It is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – and for me and my family it was just that. … Continue reading

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Women in Farming

This heart-warming exhibition, currently running at Exeter Phoenix , comes out of a project run by Aune Head Arts, the contemporary arts organisation based on Dartmoor. The project involved six women artists exploring the lives and work of three women … Continue reading

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Earth Pilgrim

If you live in UK, you may well have seen the beautiful film last week on BBC2, focusing on ecologist and writer Satish Kumar, and his relationship with the natural world of Dartmoor.  Here’s more news of it from Schumacher … Continue reading

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