A walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge

A walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge

Castle Drogo This is a pleasant walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge and back again. The distance is about five and a half miles and I’m using OS Explorer Map – Dartmoor (OL 28). Also, along the way, I stop for a little sketching. Using an A5 Daler-Rowney...
Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

The Dark Woods My son and his friend are doing a project about life in the ‘Dark Woods’. So they wanted to come up to Dartmoor’s Ferworthy Reservoir as they remembered there being some good ‘Dark Woods’ there. After a walk on the moors,​...
‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

Wistman’s Wood Sketching with watercolours, in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strangely eerie place with it’s twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss’ and lichens....
‘Hound Tor’

‘Hound Tor’

A scorching Bank Holiday Monday – Blimey, you don’t get many of those! This sketch is from our lunch stop on Chinkwell Tor looking across to Hound Tor. My son is also sat beside me sketching away ‘with his dear old Dad.’ There are Skylarks...
‘Cold stroll on Hamel Downs’

‘Cold stroll on Hamel Downs’

I’ve two sketches for you today. The above watercolour is Chinkwell and Honeybag Tors from halfway up Hamel Downs. It’s a cold day and we have come up for a cold stroll on Dartmoor from Widecombe up and along Hamel Downs. Our little lad is thrilled to find...
‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

This sketch is where we had our lunch in the steep, boulder-strewn woods below Sharpitor. A very atmospheric place. Sketched with a dip pen and bottle of ink, A4’ish. A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks – Lustleigh to Hunter’s...

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