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Title: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 11:20:54, 22/01/19
https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 12:42:58, 22/01/19
https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam (https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam)
 
Needs a lot more before I get my spikes out  :)


Edited to remove picture - the snow has melted!
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Innominate Man on 14:22:55, 22/01/19
Needs a lot more before I get my spikes out  :)
Too nippy for your running eh ?  .....  ::)
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 15:09:25, 22/01/19
A gentleman does not run, it panics the staff and frightens the horses. As a means of transport it leaves a lot to be desired and as a form of entertainment it is a non starter.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 18:25:32, 22/01/19
Edited to remove picture - the snow has melted!



Was enough to close Princetown Primary School! :-\
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 18:29:22, 22/01/19

Was enough to close Princetown Primary School! :-\
Soft southern Jesses.  My school didn't shut in 62/63 when we had snow for months.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: lostme1 on 20:46:43, 22/01/19
Soft southern Jesses.  My school didn't shut in 62/63 when we had snow for months.

Neither did mine. I remember walking on pavements which had been piled up with snow from attempts to clear the road. I don't think modern youngsters even know how to walk to school. My neighbour still takes his 14 year old daughter to school every day and it is less than 0.7miles.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Rather be walking on 14:33:48, 24/01/19
Soft southern Jesses.  My school didn't shut in 62/63 when we had snow for months.
My Primary School in Clanfield had to be close, the toilets froze solid for two weeks  ;D
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 15:18:48, 24/01/19
In my school they lit coke braziers to stop the toilets freezing.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 23:34:04, 25/01/19
Funny thread guys.  I do love a good monty python sketch. O0
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Islandplodder on 17:55:54, 26/01/19
I remember our toilets freezing, but they didn't close the school!
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 23:39:03, 26/01/19
Planning to circle around all the 600s tommorow.  So if there is any snow up there I will find it.  Not taking my spikes.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 22:08:26, 27/01/19
Some painfull sleet, but alas no snow today. Certainly no need for spikes, though waders would have been usefull. ;)
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 21:31:22, 30/01/19

Just beautiful today -  crunchy sparkling snow, blue skies and warm sunshine - eventually we enjoyed a lovely bimble from Haytor to Saddle tor, along to Black hill and back down to the (closed) lower car park by Haytor.

Eventually because it was obvious that the road up from to Bovey Tracey had not been gritted. We abandoned our first early attempt as vehicles were slithering all over the place then later parked below Haytor - entertainment provided by a coach that failed to make the hill past Haytor and had to reverse back down, tried to turn in the carpark, obliterated the traffic cones, got stuck and the passengers got out to help the driver dig the snow away from the rear, drive, wheels.
I forgot my camera!!!!!
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 21:40:21, 30/01/19

Yes I was looking with envy at the white tops on the moor as I drove home from work today. O0

I followed a HGV up from Bovey many years back.  Thinking in would be fun to drive home accross the moor in the hire car I was in.  Pretty much did what the coach did after I realised what a daft idea it was.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: lostme1 on 15:04:16, 31/01/19
According to the amber weather warning it looks like there will be a lot of snow on Dartmoor later today with a lot of snow in a short period of time. Hope everyone in the warning area will be OK.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 16:10:27, 31/01/19

https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam


Rain in Exeter but lots of the white stuff at Postbridge
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 17:22:12, 31/01/19
Barely 2cm on the mid Devon ridges at present but still falling.  Been out in it but still not enough for my winter gear yet!
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 20:20:38, 31/01/19
A lot of snow falling as I drove home from the climbing centre this evening.  It covered the carriage way in just a few minutes.  I have parked up on the main road a few hundred yards from home.  Our road could well be treacherous by morning. :o


Sounds like they have basicaly shut all the road s accross Dartmoor.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 20:43:52, 31/01/19
Glad we restocked yesterday as the snow is now deep and crisp and even.  Don't think we will be going anywhere until the plough has been through.  Trouble is one end of the village is North Devon Council and the other end is Mid Devon so neither council sees us as being their responsibility.  Last time it snowed, it was 3 days before a plough showed up.  Might have to get the snowshoes out  :)
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 13:52:40, 02/02/19
This time, thankfully Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales has escaped the heavy snow.
Its all been centred on Southern Britain.
None has fallen here in Dyffryn, meaning i can go about my daily routine.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: ninthace on 15:22:03, 02/02/19
This time the snowplough went through about 3am after the snow. Major roads pretty well back to normal so I owe the Council an apology. Only inconvenience is they have had to reschedule the bin collection. We can live with that! Another day and I shall be able to get the car out. We have had some excellent roof avalanches - sounds like all the slates are coming off.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 00:00:34, 03/02/19
Bit busy round Haytor today!
(https://www.facebook.com/sheepstor1/photos/a.1015167818515213/2280678498630799/?type=3&theater)https://www.facebook.com/sheepstor1/photos/a.1015167818515213/2280678498630799/?type=3&theater

Sorry, for some reason I can't post the actual picture.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: richardh1905 on 17:07:53, 03/02/19
Defeated by deep snow and deteriorating weather this morning whilst trying to climb modest Mid Hill here in Orkney, all of 903' high. Thigh deep in places whilst stumbling across, or should I say into, peat banks, and the poor dog had 'snow balls' the size of oranges sticking to the fur of her back legs. Time to sound the retreat.

Apparently Mid Hill is classified a 'Marilyn', whatever that means  ::) It is certainly the smallest hill that I have failed to climb.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 17:58:27, 03/02/19
I believe a Marilyn needs to have a prominence of 150m, irrespective of its height, so the smallest Marilyn could be only 150m above sea level, if on a small island.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: richardh1905 on 18:11:01, 03/02/19

Hmm, don't think that I am going to become an ardent Marylinist.


PS - apparently only 10 people have climbed them all - sea stacks off St Kilda being a bit of an obstacle.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: BuzyG on 19:10:52, 03/02/19
Hmm, don't think that I am going to become an ardent Marylinist.


PS - apparently only 10 people have climbed them all - sea stacks off St Kilda being a bit of an obstacle.


150m sea stacks respect to whoever climbed those. :o 


Not many on Dartmoor though.  Just lots of damp snow today.
Title: Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
Post by: Jac on 10:29:26, 04/02/19
Going, going gone :-\
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