Can we learn to love a new look landscape by embracing a partnership with nature and living alongside it rather than trying to dominate and alter natural processes? We started rewilding at Dittiscombe in 1998 which became our own personal journey as well that of the land around us.
About Ruth Saunders
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Entries by Ruth Saunders
Holidays are of course memorable for many reasons, but sometimes those stand-out moments might just be the simple pleasure of eating and drinking in a beautiful place. Ruth finds some of the most memorable places to eat in the South Hams.
Can we help the planet by doing virtually nothing in our own back gardens? At Dittiscombe Estate we’ve been rewilding a previously farmed valley for over 20 years. Find out if the proof is in the oak tree!
Try a new holiday experience with your dog while you are on holiday in the very dog-friendly area of the South Hams in South Devon.
Bring your dog for a truly dog-friendly holiday to South Devon. Ruth and her faithful companion Kes the Collie can vouch for many great walks, and dog-friendly beaches, cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area.
Devon hedgerows burst with wildflowers between April and July, so it’s a perfect time to enjoy these abundant displays. But they are also wonderful wildlife corridors and areas of true biodiversity. A walk or cycle along a Devon green lane will be a journey of discovery!
The National Trust’s Overbeck’s garden and museum is tucked into a belt of woodland high above Salcombe estuary and beaches, and is a stone’s throw from dramatic and spectacular views around Starehole Bay at Bolt Head on the the South West Coast Path.
Michael Morpurgo’s adaptation of the D Day Landing practices which took place at Slapton Sands near Dittiscombe will be played out at The Globe in London in August.
This is a great time to take a short break. Prices are lower, beaches are empty, and the logs are piled high ready for an evening snuggled up in front of the woodburner with a good book!
We have no light pollution here in Dittiscombe valley so our dark skies are dotted with stars, and sometimes we see the Milky Way too. Last night was no exception . . .