A warm, sunny, Devon Monday morning, 3rd October 2016: I head out at dawn on the very first field mission for the Wild Writing Commissions. Strictly speaking, the commissions are not launched yet. They are still simmering slowly in the minds of Stella, Charlie (me) and Charlie D, who manages our newly created Research Institute. I have been reading Stella’s biography in The Cook’s Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993039707 over the weekend and am inspired to go onto the Moor to capture my own first impressions. Emma S from Parishscapes had mentioned Manaton to me, and I have been keen to find Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village as my starting point. My expedition has given me my first point de repère on East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve at Trendlebere Down. Together with Yarner Wood this down was the site of a copper mine around 1860 and is now 777 acres of woodland managed by Natural England.
Here are my first images all stored on Google Photos, alas, I could not find Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village so another mission is needed! Which is the nearest village or hamlet to head for, please?
The Wild-Writing Commissions
Yarner Wood & Trendlebere Down
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village
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