Author Topic: It's Snowing on Dartmoor  (Read 1505 times)

Jac

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So many paths, so little time

ninthace

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #1 on: 12:42:58, 22/01/19 »
https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam
 
Needs a lot more before I get my spikes out  :)


Edited to remove picture - the snow has melted!
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #2 on: 14:22:55, 22/01/19 »
Needs a lot more before I get my spikes out  :)
Too nippy for your running eh ?  .....  ::)
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #4 on: 18:25:32, 22/01/19 »
Edited to remove picture - the snow has melted!



Was enough to close Princetown Primary School! :-\
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #6 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.
These boots are made for walking.... so long as the rest of my body agrees

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #7 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
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #8 on: 15:18:48, 24/01/19 »
In my school they lit coke braziers to stop the toilets freezing.
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #9 on: 23:34:04, 25/01/19 »
Funny thread guys.  I do love a good monty python sketch. O0

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #10 on: 17:55:54, 26/01/19 »
I remember our toilets freezing, but they didn't close the school!

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #12 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. ;)

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #13 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!!!!!
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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #14 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.