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Escape to Exmoor

May 27, 2019

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Every now and then you need to get away. Sometimes you didn’t even know that you needed to get away until you actually do it. Away from traffic, work, politics, shopping and the fraught treadmill of daily life. Back to basics and immersed in the natural world, escaping modern life and hiding in an obscure […]

Exmoor in blue & white (& brown)

February 3, 2019

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A big dump of snow caught everyone off guard but some nice light and careful driving made for some magnificent moor photos. Moments like these really do make you realise how lucky we are to live in this beautiful area. Fuji XT 3 w/ 10-24mm + 100-400mm

Merry Chrimbo 2018

December 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas to all fellow bloggers and readers of this humble and a million other blogs, to everyone who is brave enough to put it out there for ‘the troll’ to feed on – we salute you! Here’s a cheeky, red, red robin taken on a snowy spring day at Moles Chamber on Exmoor earlier […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]

Exmoor Safari on heat

July 4, 2018

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A chance encounter and any excuse not to work during this hot spell, was the perfect combination for an afternoon off: and ‘drive over the moor’. Just when you think you know everything about Exmoor, it’s like yea sure, the more you know – the more you dont know. Our guide Daphne, born and bred […]

Snow deer round ‘ere

February 24, 2018

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Between snow flurries and with fading light we spotted this group of mainly stags on a distant hillside. With the wind in our faces and sneaking along a shallow ditch by a Devon bank, we edged up on the herd, they were grazing and we managed to sit and watch them for many minutes.  They […]