10 miles on the Tamar estuary with my paddle board… …a great way of spending a sunny spring Sunday! Lots to see, including otter footprints in the mud, the ochreous outflow of a mine adit and the overgrown… Read More
Stunning evening light to end a weekend of beautiful blue skies and sunshine warm enough for t-shirts and shorts. I feel blessed to experience days like these in the Cornish countryside.
Along the Devon bank of the upper Tamar estuary lies the old mine of George and Charlotte between the mineral quays of Morwellham and Newquay. One of the remains of the valley’s mining era is an old stationary… Read More
A shard of pottery in a field reminds me of something in the history of the valley I live in. Market gardening in the Tamar Valley (Devon and Cornwall, UK) has a rich tradition of growing anything from… Read More
Would you encourage your children onto a playground you know is heavily contaminated with arsenic? Most probably not! But the public is encouraged to use the heavily arsenic contaminated grounds of Devon Great Consols mine near Plymouth (UK)… Read More
A delightful young orchard on a south-facing slope covered in wild flowers and iris, a reminder of the horticultural heritage of the Tamar Valley.