Leaf land is an area of deciduous woodland on the river island on the Exe that is adjacent to the Riverside Valley Park. If you get the opportunity to walk the Exe on a warm, dry day why not head past the beautiful Trews Weir and just keep on walking. You will pass the fabulousContinue reading “What is Leaf Land in Exeter?”
Name Address URL Phone Deliveries? Farm to Folk 26 Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AB farmtofolk.co.uk 01392 547610 The Grocer on the Green 36b Magdalen Rd, Exeter EX2 4TD thegroceronthegreen 07926 717648 Yes Fairalls Fruit &Veg 59 Fore StBrixham TQ58AG Fairalls 01803 882277 Yes Brixham Fruit Supplies 1-3 Fore St, Brixham TQ5 8AA 01803 882864 PickContinue reading “Independent Greengrocers in Devon”
One of the great things about central Exeter, are the characterful neighbourhood pockets that are so distinctive and really break up the big city commercialism. So, if you are visiting Exeter and want to feel part of the community for a day or perhaps for a season, where better to stop off for supplies thanContinue reading “Zero Waste Exeter: A Review”
I have to say finding an affordable corner shop where I can: ✔️Buy locally produced milk 🐄 ✔️Great quality, locally grown 🍓🍎🍅🍌 and 🥦🥕🌽🥔 ✔️🍞, 🥚 and other basics Without starting an overdraft😥 …was a 💯 surprise! But there it is on Commercial Street, Farm to Folk opposite The Bishop Blaze public house, and acrossContinue reading “Farm to Folk, Commercial Road, Exeter – A Review.”
For me, Exeter is a true garden city, with the reassuring calm of rolling green hills visible from even the most opulent and commercial city centre vantage points. The agrarian, the wild and the open are never far away, with the urban sprawl faithfully held back by the County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon GardensContinue reading “Belle Isle Park, Exeter. An urban escape.”
Every year I overlook this key type of outerwear for the Devon climate. And every year I regret it. Having traipsed home laden with bags through yet another deluge, my trousers and legs are soaked through, with damp fabric that will need to be peeled off my goosebump-ridden skin. I’ll admit it. I am notContinue reading “Best women’s waterproof trousers of 2021”
When you think of curry goat, you are more likely to think of Brixton rather than Brixham! So you can imagine my surprise at seeing goat meat on special at my local Lloyd Maunder butchers in Devon. A culture classic… Growing up, goat meat was very much relished as a delicious traditional Caribbean meal, reminiscentContinue reading “Devon, The Unexpected British Home of Curried Goat”
Slumbering giants at Paignton Station, Devon. One of the best things about passing through Paignton (other than watching the marvellous Oystercatchers at Preston) is the opportunity to pause awhile and take in the steam trains and carriages of the Dartmouth Steam Railway which roommates with the local British Rail station. These stately engines, momentarily retiredContinue reading “Slumbering steam train giants at Paignton Station, Devon”
I am probably old enough to have enjoyed his CITV show Snug and Cozi on more than one occasion. But Richard Vobes of Worthing, West Sussex, AKA The Bald Explorer is distinguishing himself as one of the UK’s leading vloggers about all things landscape, heritage, and nature. If you have not already encountered his engagingContinue reading “Why we need a Richard Vobes in Devon”
Lloyd Maunder butchers are a Devon staple with locally managed branches right the way across the county from Ilfracombe to Kingsbridge. Their well-stocked counters, along with the delicious aroma of the sausage rolls, baps, and burgers of their cooked food kiosk offer a real West country welcome which is just what you need when you’reContinue reading “Why Lloyd Maunder bacon offcuts will always be in my fridge!”
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