Boats at Hallsands beach
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Start Bay: Stories Old & New

Ruth took a closer look at the sweeping beaches of Start Bay near Dittiscombe and found a wealth of interesting geological formations; secret wartime stories; piracy; the lost village of Hallsands, and wild weather.

In Pursuit of Spring

At Dittiscombe in South Devon Ruth has been watching the wildlife in the valley as it continues with its daily rituals. There has been plenty of wildlife action, from delightful Thrush songs to a brief visit from some unusual visitors.
Starling sunrise at Dittiscombe

The Twelve Degrees of Christmas

Up early and armed with a camera and trusy dog Kes, Ruth set off in pursuit of some beautiful photos in the valley at Dittiscombe on Christmas Day. First up a starling sunrise to start the beginning of what was to be a perfect day.
Start Bay, South Devon

Welcome to the South Hams

We are lucky enough to live in arguably one of the prettiest…
sunset at Dittiscombe, South Devon

Autumn Wildlife Stories

As predicted in the Spring News, the white flowers on the blackthorn…
Dogs on the Beach, South Devon

Kes the Collie - dreaming of sheep and a lick of ice cream!

Kes the Collie gives dog-friendly advice about living, and working, at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages in the South Hams.
Babies and children welcome at Dittiscombe

No Passports required!

Dartmoor, Devon

See the War Horse landscape on Dartmoor

The original War Horse novel was written by local author and…
Sherman tank at Torcross
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Exercise Tiger - a visit to Torcross

'Exercise Tiger' was one of several assault rehearsals conducted…