Editor's Blog

Happy New Year from Dartmoor Magazine! Part One

Welcome to 2018! It’s a fantastic bright and breezy 1 January here on Dartmoor – unlike the photo above, taken at Cranmere Pool on the North Moor on a very wet day last June (it bucketed down for a full six hours while we were walking from South Zeal to Powdermills, via CP).

At the end of each year/start of a new one I always like looking back photos taken during the previous year, just to remind myself of how the moor changes throughout the seasons and what an incredibly beautiful part of the country I am lucky enough to live in (and lucky enough to be able to share through the pages of Dartmoor Magazine too). So here are a few photos from the first six months of 2017 (Part Two coming soon – I need to go for a walk now!).

JANUARY Easdon Down seen from the slopes of Shapley Common.

FEBRUARY I had to put this in – what a change in conditions! – the East Dart at Dartmeet after a day or two of torrential rain.

MARCH Looking up the valley of the Red-a-ven Brook towards West Mill Tor.

APRIL Glorious skies over Longaford Tor, above the West Dart River.

APRIL In complete contrast, flower-filled hedgebanks flank a Devon lane near Milton Combe.

MAY Grey skies oversee the start of the 2017 Ten Tors Challenge near Okehampton Camp.

MAY And just a few days later – soft spring sunshine lights up magnificent Vixen Tor.

JUNE I’ll finish the first six months of 2017 with one of my favourite hills: Cawsand, looking south – Haytor in the distance.

Once again, all the best for 2018 – and see you soon!