Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

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,​ we were to be...
‘Wistman’s Wood’

‘Wistman’s Wood’

Sketching 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. The trees grow over a valley side...
‘Hound Tor’

‘Hound Tor’

A scorching Bank Holiday Monday – Blimey, you don’t get many of those! We have come up for a walk on Dartmoor, near Widecombe, to the slightly quieter Bonehill Downs, Chinkwell Tor and Honeybag Tor. At the points where you can park your car things are...
‘Cold stroll on Hamel Downs’

‘Cold stroll on 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 lots of icy puddles, the ones on the top being able to hold his weight. Only one or two other hardy souls were out and...
‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks – Lustleigh to Hunter’s Tor. It’s an interesting walk with lots of woods, boulders, fungi (today anyway) and a little bit of moor to explore and generally poke about in. This sketch is where...

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