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The Spending Review and Dartmoor

Earlier in the week the Chancellor George Osborne presented his spending review – a hugely important speech as it sets out how Government money will be spent over the next 5 years. 458 more words

Ex Isca

Who would have thought
That the views of the city
Are best found just below
The birds’ eye line
Up here, where the pollen flecks… 163 more words


Military charade

These anniversaries make me feel old!  Forty years ago today, 25 November 1975, the Sharp Inquiry into military training on Dartmoor opened in Exeter. I was still at university and skipped some lectures to take part—because what better training could I have for becoming a campaigner than participating in a public inquiry? 1,564 more words


Sunshine, finally, and 2 quick walks

Let’s face it, it has been miserable in November. However finally the weather broke and I had chance for two quick walks, the first was up Cox Tor and the second a cracking little walk with my two boys around Peek Hill. 286 more words

Dartmoor Walks

Last Fair Pre Xmas

Well, last Saturday was a  flop :(

A poorly organised event and am very disappointed. I sold just a few items, my friend sold nothing!! A first for her. 55 more words


Burrator's War

‘Burrator’s War’ is a film about Burrator Reservoir in the final years of World War One, when plans were afoot by the Plymouth Corporation to enlarge the Reservoir and evict tenant farmers in the catchment. 26 more words


Shetland ponies on Dartmoor

I came across this herd (or should that be a string?) of Shetland ponies on Dartmoor near to Okehampton Camp on Saturday.

Quite a big herd – if you get your eye on an enlarged version of the photo (double click it) you can see a herd of belted Galloway cattle on the hill in the background (a Scottish theme emerging!) 18 more words