Do you remember that very wet and windy Monday, when the heavens opened, the mist descended over the fields and moors and the rain just kept on coming? At Bellever it was also very atmospheric. The original plan to go up to the Tor was put on hold for another time, but there was no […]
At Great Mistor there is a rock basin called “Mistorpan” which is 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep. This was one of the original Bond marks denoting the boundary of Dartmoor forest set out in a survey of 1609 as part of the ancient Perambulation of Dartmoor. I have a half recollection that […]
Schumacher College is an international college for ecological studies offering masters programmes, short courses and a horticulture residency. They are now open for short courses and they have an interesting selection of courses available to book. The College is based in on the historic Dartington Hall Estate. The Dartington Experiment, as it was known, was […]
Irving Finkel on Rescuing Unwanted Diaries Irving Finkel is a British philologist and Assyriologist. He is currently the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, where he specialises in cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia. Irving is the author of several academic articles and books on ancient […]
What can be more enlivening, energising or just plain enjoyable than a walk on Dartmoor on a glorious summer day?
And it was windy! We were promised ‘the best views on Dartmoor’ and were not disappointed as we headed for Dr Blackall’s Drive, beyond Dartmeet. As the holiday season is upon us, parking was a challenge, but the stunning views over the Dart Valley took our breath away and at our coffee stop at Bel […]