Matt's Allotment and Meldon Hill, Chagford, Devon - 26th December 2007

Shortly after the Boxing Day hunt heads off on to the moor, we head over to have a quick scope at brother-in-law Matt's new allotment, on the outskirts of Chagford. There are sheds and everything. Later, it's time for a vigorous walk up to Meldon Hill, which is almost-but-not-quite a proper Dartmoor tor (although it seems to fulfill the definition nicely enough). The views over Chagford are excellent, and the weather holds out nicely.

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The church of St. Michael, Chagford

Isobel and Matt wander down the path to the allotment

Matt's shed

Winter allotments

Matt rummages around with his compost bin

Iz scopes out some of last year's beetroots

Temporarily digging in some herb pots

Matt inspects his herbs

Possibly the tiniest (real, as in aluminium and glass) greenhouse in the world

A couple of ponies in a field near Meldon Hill

Dartmoor hills

Sheep watch us from a distance

Matt clears out a leaf-clogged drainage ditch

Iz and Sis stride up the hill

Isobel pauses for a moment

Iz tries to get friendly with a somewhat timid Dartmoor pony

A Dartmoor pony takes a break

The town of Chagford viewed from Meldon Hill

The resting pony revisited

Isobel and Sis on the top of a pile of granite

Nosher with his Christmas beanie hat, on top of Meldon Hill. Chagford is in the background.

Nosher and Isobel

Matt and Sis look out over the moor

Granite rocks

A bare tree

Iz washes her new boots in the stream

Someone has decorated a 30mph sign

Crispy brown leaves, survivors from autumn

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The church of St. Michael, Chagford