Yearly Archives: 2016

Extraordinary classical music in remarkable places!

The Two Moors Festival is a week of chamber music, Lieder and recitals within the parameters of the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and runs from 22nd to 29th October. There are Lieder and piano recitals, a deluge of chamber

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Winter walks and woodburners…….

Little Comfort Farm sits astride the parish boundary between West Down and Braunton Parishes. The parish boundary stone is on the bridge over the River Caen. From the farm to Braunton is quite a long walk, but from here to West

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It’s Carnival Season!

Here in the Westcountry we have a fantastic tradition of evening carnivals.  They begin in early September and run through the autumn and into the festive season.  Our carnivals are spectacular due to the diversity of the participants and the

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All the fun of the (Bampton) fair!

Bampton Fair is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country, having been granted its Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1258.  It is always held on the last Thursday of October, which this year falls on

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Nell’s French beau………..

Oh my goodness! What an amazing dog! I was sitting in the freezing cold at a sheepdog trial in East Sussex. What was I doing there, so far from Devon? I was supporting a sheepdog trial to raise funds for a

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How about a traditional ploughing match?

Do you fancy the chance to enjoy a rural day out in the glorious mid Devonshire countryside?! The Cheriton Fitzpaine 71st ploughing match and produce show is nearly upon us and here’s a reminder not to let the date pass.  View the ploughing

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Enjoy a Jurassic jaunt in Seaton!

Seaton Jurassic is a community-led centre that engages thousands of people with East Devon’s unique geological, coastal and marine heritage. Seaton has fabulous natural assets on its doorstep. In terms of the Jurassic Coast, Seaton is the gateway for the wilderness

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Why not visit one of the oldest working mills during your stay?

Coldharbour Mill is referenced in the Doomsday book and was originally a mill for corn or grist, set in 15 acres of land within the village of Uffculme, Devon.  The name “Coldharbour” is said to be derived from the Anglo Saxon

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Why not visit Bob Crooks glass studio? Stunning and unique works of art!

  Bob Crooks trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design.  He worked at the celebrated First Glass in London before deciding to relocate to Devon in 2003. Bob is one of Britain’s leading glassmakers, renowned for its high

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Whirlwinds and woodpeckers at Little Comfort Farm!

Roger was making silage this week when he noticed a strange bird in the sky, or perhaps it was a flock of birds, about 200 feet up swirling around.  He hopped out of the tractor to take a look and

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