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Issue 154 Summer 2024

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In this issue

From a Dartmoor Hill Farm
Anton Coaker ponders on the weather
Dartmoor's Ancient Trees
A treasured element in the landscape of Dartmoor Tim Kellett and Geri Skeens
The Total Solar Eclipse 1999
Would the predicted chaos and carnage herald the end of the world? Mike Hedges looks back twenty-five years
Dartmoor Discovered
The River Walkham to the south of Merrivale Part 1 Tim Jenkinson
Central Dartmoor Landscape Recovery Project
Walkham Valley, Central Dartmoor Farm Cluster and East Dartmoor Mark Owen
Dartmoor's Antiquaries
Mrs Anna Eliza Bray Part 2 Jane Marchand
Summer Shows and Events
A look at what’s happening over the summer
A Time to Mend
Dartmoor’s repair cafés Anna Hattersley spends a happy afternoon in Ashburton
A Dartmoor Business
Bracken & Sole, bespoke shoemaker Chrissy Harris takes a trip to Okehampton
Moor Flowers
A summer walk on the wild side Suzanne Goodfellow explores Bench Tor and the Dart Valley woodlands
Moor Food and Drink
Dartmoor Estate Tea Lori M. Reich
Ask the Devon Dog Lady
Lauren and Arthur, the Dachshund Judy Comer-Calder sorts out a common behaviour issue
Horse Riding on Dartmoor
A circular route from Belstone, visiting Higher Tor, Rowtor and Cullever Steps Sue Parrott
Dartmoor Crafts
Martin Stallard, Stone Wall Builder Robert Hesketh
Horse Riding On Dartmoor
A circular route from Postbridge, with short and longer options Sue Parrott
Dartmoor Crafts
Buckfastleigh Walking Sticks Robert Hesketh
Understanding the Dartmoor Landscape
Names of places and features along Dartmoor’s valleys Richard Horsham
Wildwatch
Grasshoppers and crickets John Walters
Dartmoor Music
South Brent folk duo Harbottle & Jonas Kari McGowan
Dartmoor Arts
Portrait of a Place: The River Dart Anglers Dr Zoë Latham, Dr Sally Sutton and Linda Ward, University of Plymouth
'The Girl who madee Dartmoor Famous'
The strange tale of Dartmoor Prison’s first film show Chris Walpole
Olive Katharine Parr
The 150th anniversary of the birth of Dartmoor author ‘Beatrice Chase’ Simon Dell
Moor Pursuits
Bouldering on Dartmoor Anna Baness
Walking on Dartmoor
The Walkham Valley and Double Waters Sue Viccars
The river Teign restoration Prject
A four-year initiative to improve the health of the river and its tributaries Geoff Stephens
Conservation work in the Erme and Yealm Catchments
A new wildlife conservation scheme Keith Rennells with Graham Wilson