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Forests in the Mist


What do you do when you finish work early on a cold January day? Well, those miserable days in the city can turn out to be pretty magical out on the moors. Bellever forest is one of my favourite places on Dartmoor, but I’ve only been there in warm summer weather. In the winter, it’s just

Winter Walks by the Sea


There are so many reasons why I love living near the coast. Getting blown around the beach on blustery winter days is definitely one of them. The sea hides the seasons well. There are no trees with bare branches, no mud churned fields to give away signs of frost and hard ground. It may be cold,

Trebah Gardens, Cornwall


Ah, the hidden paradise of Trebah Gardens. This was such a beautiful find! Sub-tropical gardens in England, who would have thought it. Footpaths wind their way past fern glades, ivy covered fountains and lilypad lakes, with palm trees and rhododendrons flourishing in this unique micro climate. It was so peaceful here, filled with such a

Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor


Last summer was a whirlwind of adventures with my friend Sarah. I’ve got so many photos stockpiled that I don’t even know where to begin! One of our first trips was to Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor, the deepest gorge in the South West and home to the 30ft Whitelady waterfall. The sun was shining and

Merrivale Stone Circle


One of the things I love about Dartmoor is the history of the place. Humans have settled here for over 10,000 years, and the landscape has the highest concentration of neolithic stone circles, stone rows, cairns and burial mounds in the whole of England. One of these ancient sites can be found just outside the

Lost Gardens of Heligan


I’ve never seen so many shades of green in my life. Dark, glossy leaves that hang like emerald jewels, clearings of fuzzy fiddlehead ferns, splashes of lilac from the last of the rhododendrons. The air is heavy and humid, thick with the musk of damp earth. The sun sends down shafts of light that flitter

Into the Woods


It was a warm and humid late September evening. I’d spent the day lazing around and decided to take my camera out for a 10 minute stroll down by the river. I live in a beautiful part of the world, but there’s so much on my doorstep that I haven’t even begun to explore. That

Sunset at Bantham Beach


Tucked away down a quiet Devon lane lies Bantham Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches on the South Devon coastline. Soft sand dunes open out onto a sheltered bay, while Burgh Island looms just offshore. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve come out here just to unwind and find headspace. So, sometime last summer,

An English Summer’s Day


A lush, dense tree canopy enveloped me as beams of sunlight streamed through the leaves. The footpath led me from my bustling home of Totnes towards the sleepy village of Ashprington, winding through pine forests as the River Dart meandered below. For a quick walk to clear your mind, it doesn’t really get better than

Geysers & Frozen Waterfalls


Gulfoss is a thunderous monster, even when half frozen. Cascading through the Hvita canyon, it carves it’s way through 100ft of rock, creating a gaping chasm over 60ft wide. The path leading down to the viewing posts was a pure sheet of ice, and I had to clamber onto the ‘dangerous’ side of the fence

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  • Life is better from this perspective
  • Solstice paddles lilac skies
  • I might have taken us on a 2 hour detourhellip
  • If you go down to the woods today
  • Fairy glades
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