How to Bury the Giant In Harford Moor

21 Oct  Written By Naomi Wright Our first event for How to Bury the Giant has been in Harford Moor. We hoped for new dialogue and creative investment. We wanted the energy in the moor to speak to everybody present and we thought that we might deliver some tangible restoration and celebrate. In this first event…More

Piles Copse, by David Bagott

Remanent of ancient splendour Noble in isolation. Family heirloom, More valued than gold. Roots beyond the present When humankind  Was but a speck on the landscape. Before the land was, Sheep shattered; slag scattered, Stone slogged and groaning. In the shadows, cloud and leaf speckled, Moss clad stone, web strung, Where silence is never total.…More

A wild, wet place – by Clive Venables

Contributed by Clive Venables (resident, writer, artist, farmer) Dartmoor.  A wild wet place abundant with hints of history as evidence of huge but transient efforts to tame it. Seen as a refuge from marauding gangs, a source of fuel and mineral goodies, a detention centre for P.O.Ws. and society’s delinquent hopeless. Today the reluctant recipient of the…More

Harford Moor – by James Martin, artist

In the first of our ‘Spirit of the Moor’ series – reflections on what it means to live near, work on and be inspired by Dartmoor – local artist James Martin describes how the landscape of Harford Moor inspires his art. For as long as I can remember I have had the inclination and urge…More

Welcome to Spirit of the Moor

Welcome to Spirit of the Moor! Our idea is that this page should be a place to share thoughts, interviews and art about what Harford Moor means to local people. It may have significance of a specifically religious or spiritual kind – I know for me that being in a big, beautiful landscape reminds me that the…More