South Downs Way Weather Forecast

The latest weather forecast for the South Downs National Park in England.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 12

Down Tor Stone Row, DartmoorDown Tor Stone Row, Dartmoor

Total Recall

Dave has a very strong sense of leadership and duty,

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 11

Border Collie Christmas

It’s Doggo Christmas

Children and pets alike,

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Explore Devon

Crazywell Stone Cross, Dartmoor

Devon is the only county in the UK with two separate coastlines,

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Explore Cumbria

Cumbria, in the north-west of England and bordering with Scotland,

Posted in Everywhere Else


Explore Cornwall

Cornwall Coast Path

Cornwall, on the south west tip of the UK,

Posted in Everywhere Else


Britain’s Most Ancient Sites

Beyond Stonehenge – Britain’s Most Ancient Sites

The Neolithic monument of Stonehenge in Wiltshire,

Posted in Everywhere Else


A Guide to British Small Towns and Villages

Everybody has heard of London and Edinburgh,

Posted in Everywhere Else


Border Collie Dave – Chapter 10

Eylesbarrow Mine, Dartmoor Devon

Whatever The Weather

Having survived our first trip together on Dartmoor I planned many more excursions over the late summer and early autumn.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 9

Sittaford Tor, Dartmoor Devon

Dartmoor Dave!

No holiday to Devon would be complete without a trip to the wild beautiful landscape that is Dartmoor.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 8

Plymouth Sound Adventure

The High Seas

You can learn everything from the internet these days.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 7

Sittaford Tor, Dartmoor Devon

Devon a New Beginning

There is no need for me to cover old ground here,

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 6

Border Collie Dave Parham Airfield

Gliders Soaring

With his puppy inoculations now complete it was time to let Dave loose on the great outdoors;

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 5

Border Collie Puppy Outdoors

Visit To The Vet

Many dogs have a fear of visiting the vet for the first time;

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 4

Border Collie Dave Asleep

First Night Nerves

I was living in a house with a large conservatory and this was to be home for Dave.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 3

Border Collie Puppy - 8 Weeks Old

Dorset Dave: Who Chose Who?

I had never owned my own dog before and as a child growing up we tended to have had more cats than dogs in the family over the years.

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 2

South Downs Way Sunset

New Journey: The Last Sunset

Dave stood patiently by my left leg as I fumbled in my jacket pocket and found my house keys,

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 1

Border Collie puppy. 8 weeks old.

Dedication to Friends and Family

This blog is dedicated to all our canine friends out there who tirelessly support their human companions;

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Dickies Hereford Fleece Jacket – Gear Review

Dickies is a name I have always associated with workwear –

Posted in Gear Reviews


15 Litre Hydration Rucksack – Gear Review

Trespass 15 Litre Hydration Rucksack

From reading my blog you’ll know that I day-hike all distances;

Posted in Gear Reviews


South Downs Walking – On Kindle and Paperback Book

South Downs Walking Book

Available online from Amazon UK / USA,

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Princetown to Great Mis Tor

Princetown Dartmoor Devon

Ever since I first visited Dartmoor on my motorbike,

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Watergate Bay Cornwall – Beautiful Beach

Now that I am living in Devon I have to remind myself that locations in Cornwall are now no longer 6+ hours drive away.

Posted in Everywhere Else


Basic Equipment for Hiking Moorland

Leeden Tor Dartmoor Devon

This is a basic list of what you should have/wear when hiking.

Posted in Dartmoor, Gear Reviews


Princetown to Leather Tor Bridge #Walk1000Miles

Dartmoor Walks - Nun's Cross

Did your new year dawn with a fantastic list of New Year resolutions?

Posted in #walk1000miles, Dartmoor, Devon


Widgery Cross Dartmoor Landscape

Dartmoor Walks - Widgery Cross

Dartmoor’s weather can be something of a mystery,

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Buff Original Headwear Gear Review

Buff, the original multifunctional headwear review.

With autumn weather now firmly established in England my attention turned to keeping warm when out hiking.

Posted in Gear Reviews


Dartmoor Hail and Sunbeams

Sheepstor Dartmoor Devon

Autumn on Dartmoor brings a noticeable change in the weather.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Yes Tor and High Willhays – Dartmoor High Walks

Meldon Reservoir, Dartmoor Devon

Large red words on the OS Map spell out a warning to hikers and tourists alike: Danger Area restricted access.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Wistman’s Wood to Bellever Tor

Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor Devon

Dartmoor in Devon has several large areas of forest and one location that caught my attention was Wistman’s Wood,

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


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Recent Comments

  • M art in hayes on 15 Litre Hydration Rucksack – Gear ReviewCan I fit a bigger rucksack over the top of this,whilst walking,sorry if this is a stupid question,I do carry water with me as I am a long distance walker.
  • Sharolyn Craft on Border Collie Dave – Chapter 8I lived your story. We rescued a Border Collie after our last one died. She taught herself how to be my husband’s Service Dog both snuffing to make sure his
  • Sophie on Border Collie Dave – Chapter 9Great post! I love Dave - I'm glad you both had a great time walking out on Dartmoor. It's always so lovely there when the sun comes out. I hope
  • Fred Brans on South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping GiantLooking around what to see in Storrington I found your story Aboutaleb the tank. Without your descripion I had never found it. Nice road to parking and walk way. Thanks
  • Mike Busby on South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping GiantThankyou for helping me find this. My father was in the Tank Regiment in the second world war and trained in Churchill tanks. Its a lovely spot and I often
  • Rob on Wistman’s Wood to Bellever TorThanks for sharing, just used your route for a similar adventure. We also had a long foggy walk back to the car!
  • Charlie on South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping GiantHi - is there any chance we can use one of these images in a South Downs publication? We will credit you of course. thanks
  • Alena on The Grey Wethers Stone CirclesHello It was nice to read about the fascinating walk. I live in Belarus, but I hope someday to visit the wonderful places in Devon. Grey Wethers is my favorite
  • Alena on Burrator – Down Tor Stone RowHello It was nice to read about the fascinating walk. I live in Belarus, but I hope someday to visit the wonderful places in Devon.
  • Jacob on Spring Evening on Kithurst HillThank you very much Malcolm for your kind reply. Jacobs

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