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Wildlife springs to life in North Devon

Spring has well and truly arrived, and so far the weather in North Devon has been dry and a lot cooler than normal. The primroses are just spectacular lining roadside banks and many woods have beautiful scatterings of wood anemones, wild garlic and a hint of blue where the bluebells are just emerging. This weekend saw […]

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Spring ascends to Highbullen

I will take a risk and say that spring has arrived! The easterly breezes are very welcome here in North Devon, as it means dry and warm weather, and has been over a week since the last rain fall. Although wall to wall sunshine is predicted for the next ten days, winter never seems to […]

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January snippets from the Devon countryside

What a wet start to the year! I believe we have had just two dry days in January and besides going outside for essentials, feeding sheep, walking dogs and taking a few tentative steps out on the course, I really haven’t taken any more than three good walks. So this blog is only about a […]

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A winter that feels like spring

We hear the latest from Chris Taylor down at Highbullen Hotel in North Devon With the start of the New Year, it’s time to recap over the past couple of months down in Devon. One of the triggers that stimulate spawning is cold weather, and by the beginning of November we had still not had […]

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Picking up birds and boys in Devon…

I feel like my paws have barely touched the ground of late! From stays with my Fairy Dog-Father, to trips up to Newcastle, it’s almost a relief to be back in Mayfair, although the girls aren’t half taking up a lot of room on my favourite desk chairs. Anyway I’ve managed to squeeze on with […]

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Nature’s Mischief

After many dry weeks, the heavens opened at the end of October, soaking 20 odd technicians connecting a new underground High Voltage power line across the Estate. Nature playing havoc with mankind in more ways than one, as this small army of men was mobilised, due to a greater spotted woodpecker making its home in a High […]

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Off the River and Out to Sea

The whole of North Devon is basking in autumn sunshine, the weather has been set fair for many days now and is set to continue for the next ten days. There is no better time of year for a country stroll or a round of golf before the clocks go back and the evenings drawing […]

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Out on the river right to the very end

The fishing season draws to a close and Highbullen is decked in glorious autumn colours The stunning, mild late September and early October weather revealed wildlife in abundance. The cloudless skies make the thousands of migrating swallows and house martins drifting south in an endless stream down the Mole valley appear to fly much higher […]

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And so Autumn rolls in

Since the last blog the calendar tells us we have officially made the transition from summer into autumn but someone needs the tell Mother Nature, as she’s continuing to give both in the field and on the river. Whilst the final week of August was far from summery, treating us to 75 mm of rain […]

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