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South Devons on Dartmoor

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by jade35, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. jade35
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    S E Cornwall
    Dropping younger son off on Dartmoor. Camping at Huccaby Farm, Hexworthy:D . Saw two groups of South Devons and wondered who's they were:).

    First group between Yelverton/Dousland and Princetown on the section between the cattle grids on the moor. Second group between Two Bridges and the Hexworthy turning, after the cattle grids, in a walled field on the lower side. Was going to have a better look on the way back home but the weather was getting yucky and misty just after 8pm this evening.

    Thanks.
  2. penntor
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    The ones in the Hexworthy area could belong to Mudges at Huccaby or possibly Anton Coaker, not sure if his ground comes across the river.

    penntor
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  3. JP1
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    Anton's response (reckon he's a lurker now!)

    Former very likely belonga 'Coltons' of either Peak hill or Tor Royal.
    Latter likely belonga Anton Coaker.
    Mudges at huccaby mostly down away from road, mine spending lot of time
    loafing right under dunnabridge pound, adjoining main road.
    (as in last weeks piece!)
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  4. jade35
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    Thanks for replies:). I think most of Plymouth must have been out for a jaunt yesterday (Sunday drivers:rolleyes:) when I went to pick up son. Saw even more South Devons yesterday including some running with a number of black cows and younger stock between Two Bridges and the Hexworthy turning. This was in addition to the ones that were in the walled fields just before the Hexworthy turn (Mudges?). What breed are the black ones if they are Anton's? The South Devons were certainly looking good in the sunlight. Son also saw Galloways whilst out hiking on Saturday.

    Coming back towards Dousland I thought the view over the valley towards Tavistock(?) was breathtaking in the sunshine.

    Mentioning last weeks piece - I did wonder how many farmers choked on their breakfast whilst reading Anton's piece about the galloways:D.

    I suppose if Anton is lurking he will be able to answer this question. Is postage cheaper on two books?
  5. Shetlandsheep
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    Are the Mudges the Mudges of Victorian /Edwardian Farm fame?
  6. penntor
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    penntor Member

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    'Coming back towards Dousland I thought the view over the valley towards Tavistock(?) was breathtaking in the sunshine'

    My home turf, I can look across at night and see car lights travelling along the Dousland/Princetown road, I am closer to Tavistock than Dousland.

    'Are the Mudges the Mudges of Victorian /Edwardian Farm fame'

    If you are refering to Farmer Mudge on Edwardian Farm They might be related somewhere, several Mudges around here and no doubt all related somewhere along the line.
    'Farmer Mudge' lives near me, great person, known him all my life.

    penntor
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  7. jade35
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    In the past when he and his elder brother were doing Ten Tors training it was lovely to drive to different parts of the Moor in the morning to drop them off. Scenery mostly impressive, except when it was raining:rolleyes:. Favourite memory was Burrator Reservoir with hoar frost on the trees. So beautiful. Went back later and it had all disappeared and there was a mist everywhere, what a let down:(.

    I'm always amazed how little the general public see when they are travelling through an area compared to a farmer. But I suppose their driving must be safer:whistle: .

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