Arts Society Lecturer, Alice White, offers some helpful hints on “How to look at a painting”. Alice White is an oil painter and tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She also gives lectures at The Art Workers’ Guild, King’s College London and The Courtauld Institute of Art. Her talks include Ways […]
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 […]
What can be more enlivening, energising or just plain enjoyable than a walk on Dartmoor on a glorious summer day?
Poor Mr Pickwick! He had never played with three thorough-paced female card-players before. They were so desperately sharp that they quite frightened him. If he played a wrong card, Miss Bolo looked a small armoury of daggers; if he stopped to consider which was the right one, Lady Snuphanough would throw herself back in her […]
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 […]
On a warm and sunny day on Dartmoor what could be better then a walk on Dartmoor at Foggintor Quarry? Six of the Amblers, having arrived in their own cars, enjoyed the experience at a suitable social distance. The pace was leisurely, the landscape was wonderful and it was great to see fellow Amblers ‘face-to-face’ […]