RIP ANCIENT MOUNTAINT ASH

It was a sad goodbye late yesterday afternoon when this Rowan finnaly gave into the wind. The good news is that there will be plenty of logs for next winters log burner evenings @bernardsacre

 

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The black ceiling has gone for good

Refurbishment works are gathering in pace as a new insulated floor ,ceiling and walls have now been installed. There are new fire doors to each bedroom. Come and see for yourself of Sunday afternoon April 2nd. The open day with Cream Teasimg_4872

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Epiphany at Belstone

A fabulous celebration of the Epiphany at St Mary’s Belstone today.

Wonderful tableau and procession which slowed village traffic.

 

 

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A thank you to all our volunteers

As we take a break for Christmas the new inslated floor to the lounge takes shape. Many thanks to all of you that have helped and given 450 hours of free labour so far. This has been a massive help. We are going to have the lounge insulated, fireproofed and redecorated by mid February in order for our first spring booking to take place. Many thanks to you all, future workdays are now shown on the website calandar.

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Refurbishment continues, both inside and out

Work parties are continuing most weeks now and the floor of the lounge has been cleared so it can be replaced with a level one with insulation and waterproofing underneath it.

The local contractor has donated some hardcore in preparation for the new paths leading down from the car parking area, work which will get underway next week.

Dates of work parties are shown on our calendar here so get in touch with Paul on 07977 590471 if you could come along to help.

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A new Library and Games cupboard get the Rosie Heron Treatment

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A new Ercol oak unit was delivered this week to store some games and a reading library

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Walk Belstone to Sticklepath

 

A great walk with amazing scenery from Bernard’s Acre through Belstone to Sticklepath. You will need a map and good walking boots. The start of the walk is from the green overlooking the moor. You need to find the bridge over the river Taw concealed among the trees. Watch the map for other foot bridge crossings. Very enjoyable 9/10

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Getting ready for winter with new heaters

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Unpacking new heaters October 16

The old and defective night store heaters have been removed and replaced with more modern versions, more effectve and economical! Just in time for the Autumn temperatures

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Fire pit renovated!

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Our fire pit has been renovated with the old fire ash removed, the stones resited and a new fire basket installed. It is now good for many more ’round the fire’ experiences!

We are taking bookings for 2017 now – just see our tariff and availability and fill in our booking form to secure your booking.

 

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The trustees try out the beds

 

It has been nearly eight years since we gave up camping and now in my late sixties it is surprising how many luxuries have now become essentials. The magic of Dartmoor instantly kicks in as soon as you drive into the car park, the carrying of bedding, food, clothing instantly becomes exciting. We were first there so checked every room to see which we would like best. Soon the beds were made, fridge switched on and filled, it was time to light the log burner, a true man makes fire which is always enjoyable.

It was a busy weekend, with lots of questions from the ladieslike Why do we do things this way? Can you just do this? Not to mention lots of cleaning, mending and fireproofing of curtains! We also cleared a very large section of wild rhodedendron ready for the land survey next month.

It was a great weekend of team building for the group as some of us are new trustees, and new links with the Belstone church and village were made to be finally rounded off with a short walk on Dartmoor and the Taw river looking absolutely stunning in the warm autumn sunshine.

There remains lot to do so we will be going back for many more working days – anyone who would like to join our working parties can contact Paul on 07977 590 471 or by email paul@bernardsacre.org.uk.

 

 

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