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 8

Plymouth Sound Adventure

The High Seas

You can learn everything from the internet these days.

Posted in Border Collie Dave


Border Collie Dave – Chapter 7

Sittaford Tor, Dartmoor Devon

Devon a New Beginning

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

Posted in Border Collie Dave


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;

Posted in Border Collie Dave


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.

Posted in Border Collie Dave


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,

Posted in Border Collie Dave


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;

Posted in Border Collie Dave


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,

Posted in News


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

AutumnĀ on Dartmoor bringsĀ 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


Red Lake China Clay Walk

Red Lake, Dartmoor Devon

As I walk more and more of Dartmoor National Park in Devon,

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


The Daymark – Kingswear Coast Walk

The Daymark, Kingswear Devon

Living in South Devon I am spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning walks and scenery.

Posted in Devon, South West Coast Path


Sheepstor Ditsworthy Warren – Dartmoor Circular Walk

Guttor Tor, Sheepstor Dartmoor Devon

I had read about another magnificent stone row in the Sheepstor area of Dartmoor and planned a circular walk to explore.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Burrator – Down Tor Stone Row

Crazywell Cross, Dartmoor Devon

My quest to hike Dartmoor and discover its less than hidden prehistoric past was going well.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


The Grey Wethers Stone Circles

Postbridge Dartmoor Devon

I’ve never been to Stonehenge, I have driven the A303 a multitude of times on trips to the West Country.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Start Point – South West Coast Path

Start Point South West Coast Path Devon

Devon is more than just cream teas and Dartmoor,

Posted in Devon, South West Coast Path


Huntingdon Warren Clapper Bridge – Dartmoor Walks

Huntingdon Warren Clapper Bridge

You’ll read it and hear it over and over again;

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Burrator Reservoir – Dartmoor Walks

Burrator Reservoir Dartmoor Devon

Continuing my gentle introduction to Dartmoor I took a trip to Burrator Dam and Reservoir near Yelverton,

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


Hookney Tor – Dartmoor Walks

Hookney Tor Dartmoor

I wanted to walk a short distance but take in a spectacular view of Dartmoor from a tor.

Posted in Dartmoor, Devon


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Recent Comments

  • 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
  • Jacob on Spring Evening on Kithurst HillHi, just wondering is it too late to visit a rapeseed feild please? I would like to go in the next few days to take some photos. Please advise. Also
  • Donald on Alfriston Walk – Last Minute LoopHello Malcolm, The inter webs, once it's writ, it's there, forever and ever. My name is Donald. I'm an American cousin. Great Grands were married in St Martin's in the
  • Tim on South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping GiantI operate Amateur Radio (Ham) from that car park. In the Summer it is a peaceful and gorgeous location, especially at sunset.
  • Colin Flynn on The Fairies of Harrow HillThanks for the blog. We walk that way often but you've given us ideas for different routes. It is a lovely part of the world. In fact I think we'll

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