A Postcard From Dartmoor

10 November 2014 // A Postcard From Dartmoor

Nuns Cross Farm The Scout Hut Walk Words and pictures: Alex Smith I bought two Barnsley chops from the butchers before we left Yelverton and slotted them securely into the inside pocket of my rucksack, the one that is ordinarily reserved for upright bottles, and left them wrapped up in their butcher’s greaseproof paper but […]

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The Dartmoor Way in two days

10 August 2014 // A Postcard From Dartmoor

A tale of middle aged folly, told in two parts. Day 2. Okehampton back to Ivybridge Words and pictures by West Country correspondent Alex Smith Sleeping the previous night in the bunkhouse wasn’t too much of a problem and neither was the bulk breakfast that started the next day. We joined the bridleway opposite the […]

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The Dartmoor Way in two days

31 July 2014 // A Postcard From Dartmoor

A tale of middle aged folly, told in two parts. Day 1. Ivybridge to Okehampton Words and pictures from West Country correspondent Alex Smith There was a change of itinerary agreed upon just the night before setting off. What had first been planned as a manageable three or four stopper would now be completed in […]

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A Postcard From Dartmoor

8 October 2013 // A Postcard From Dartmoor

Words & pictures from West Country correspondent Alex Smith. South from Widecombe in the mizzle. We haven’t been out for a while. In fact, our last one was in the snow; a whiteout with compasses and deer and drifts up to the waist. All subsequent adventures had involved bikes along the Kennet and Avon or […]

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A Postcard From Dartmoor

26 January 2013 // A Postcard From Dartmoor

Words & pictures from West Country correspondent Mr. Alex Smith. The Ted Hughes Memorial Stone It’s been here a good twelve years now but it still looks as if it has only just been dropped on the grassy mound on which it stands. There’s no real sense that the stone was born here or that […]

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