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Walk 15 - Raddon Top to Stockleigh Pomeroy via Cheriton Fitzpaine

This walk of 7.5miles (4 hours) provides some of the best views in Mid Devon but at the cost of some steep climbs. It is not for the faint-hearted, says Tom Davies.
Gardening

If At First You Don’t Succeed……..    August in the Lewis Cottage Garden

It’s the height of summer and the garden is running away with itself; armfuls of veg to be picked, hedges needing to be trimmed and lawns to be mowed. In his magnificent garden at Lewis Cottage, Richard Orton admits that he sometimes feels overwhelmed by it all. But the sheer bountifulness of it all easily pushes those feelings aside and allows him a little time to appreciate the little triumphs and successes of the year so far. 
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks 13 - A Circular Walk Around Manaton

In his next route Tom Davies takes us further afield to Dartmoor for a circular walk of 7.2 miles around the village of Manaton. Like most walks on Dartmoor it provides spectacular views at the cost of some serious ascents.
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks 12 - A Circular Route from Coldridge to Nymet Rowland

In his next favourite walk, Tom Davies takes us along a circular route of about 5 miles from Coldridge to Nymet Rowland and back again. The walk takes you along part of the Tarka Trail.
Gardening

Into Every Garden a Little Rain Must Fall - A Restorative Visit to Lewis Cottage Garden

Nancy Murgatroyd visited Lewis Cottage Garden near Spreyton, which reopened to the public over the May bank holiday weekend.
Gardening

A Hum of Insect Life - May in the Lewis Cottage Garden

As the insects and plants at Lewis Cottage spring into life, they are preparing to welcome back visitors to their garden by planting along the banks of their long driveway. Among his gardening tips for May, Richard Orton urges us to be creative if we can’t get the plants we want at the garden centre.
Gardening

Time to Sow & Grow - April in the Lewis Cottage Garden

Time to Sow & Grow - April in the Lewis Cottage Garden