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On foot along the Two Moors Way by Sue Viccars

Our latest guest blog about the joys of walking the Two Moors Way is with sincere thanks to Sue Viccars the editor of Dartmoor Magazine

One of the joys of my life as a freelance writer and editor specialising in southwest England is how so much of my work 'cross fertilises'!  Almost everywhere I go - particularly on Dartmoor, be it researching a new walk route or checking out a new cafe or driving across the moor for a meeting at Princetown - I take a notebook and camera.  You never know who you're going to meet or what you might see (and what news items you may pick up as a result), and you don't want to miss the opportunity to take a good photo for a future issue of the magazine, or an article or book commission.  And every walk I go on, either for work or pleasure, builds up my understanding of how the moor works and which valley or ridge links with the next: I'm constantly learning how it all hangs together physically!

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5 of the best picnic spots on Dartmoor

What better place to enjoy a picnic than on Dartmoor, with its stunning open spaces, beautiful rivers and reservoirs and excellent views sometimes reaching from moorland to the sea. With holiday season fast approaching Devon Heaven Hampers have written this guest blog listing 5 of the best picnic spots on the moors.

Devon Heaven Hampers is a local food hamper company providing picnic hampers containing food & drink sourced from Devon, which includes Devonshire cream tea hampers sent by post. They’re based locally in Chudleigh just to the east of Dartmoor and owners Sam and Becky regularly spend time walking and picnicking on the moors so know each picnic spot well.

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Champagne celebrations for Bovey Castle refurbishment

A marching band, waving union jack flags and plenty of Champagne marked the completion of the first phase of a five-year renovation project at Bovey Castle in June.  The Eden Hotel Collection embarked on the £2 million restoration and refurbishment in January, less than six months after acquiring the iconic hotel with the aim of restoring it to its former glory.

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National Cream Tea Day - where will you be eating yours?

National Cream Tea Day makes its Season debut tomorrow - Friday 26th June - mark that in your diary now.  So with that in mind I felt it the duty of Dartmoor Accommodation to go and try a Devon Cream Tea for you.  I know it's a tough job but someone has to do it :)

Now obviously if you are going to have an authentic Devon Cream Tea the best place to have it is where it all started - The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock.

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Heather Fell - Cycling on Dartmoor

The first in our special Exclusive Guest Blogs is written by Heather Fell and is all about her passion for cycling on Dartmoor. Heather says, "Peddling across the heart of Dartmoor I have plenty of time to reflect and let my mind wander. I have thought this article through on numerous rides, promising to rush home and write it, but I invariably get carried away as I soak up the exhilarating feeling of cycling up rewarding hills and arrive home too tired to contemplate putting pen to paper... 

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Fishing in Dartmoor

Fishing on Dartmoor in stunning Devon Countryside.

Fishing on Dartmoor

I caught up with this chap is having an excellent day's fishing in the River Teign below Castle Drogo.
Visiting anglers can buy a temporary membership permit for :-

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Cycling on Dartmoor

Cycling on Dartmoor 
 

Cycling on Dartmoor
I spotted these 2 chaps as I drove towards Princetown from Chagford. They looked absolutely spent.
I asked if I could take a picture for the website, and the guy in orange apologised for not getting up !!
Not bad going from Exbourne to this spot midway between Moreton and Postbridge. It's about 17 miles. 

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