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Mike French’s photography and wild camping blog documenting Devon, Dartmoor and the outdoors.



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Backpacking in Knoydart that ended in disaster

I was ashamedly a Scotland virgin until a couple of weeks ago. As a hill walker, Scotland has always had that special draw but I never had enough impetus to…

Hardware, Wild Camping on Dartmoor
Lowe Alpine Manaslu Back Pack Review

Lowe Alpine Manaslu 65:75 Review and Scotland Kit List

I uploaded a photo to Instagram of all of my kit laid out ready for testing last night and it seemed to get a bit of attention. @danielgroves suggested that…

Landscapes, Photography
Morning mist surrounding Widecombe in the Moor Church

My favourite Dartmoor Sunrise yet.

I do love it when a plan comes together. The forecast for this morning was a foggy one. After spending the night camped out in sub zero temperatures on Tuesday…

Dartmoor Photography Walks
Gorgeous autumn light in Dartington Hall Gardens

Dartington Hall and the River Dart in Autumn

If you live in Devon and you're wondering where to go to see some beautiful autumn colours, then look at Dartington Hall Gardens. I was late in to the office…


From the source – Venford Brook Microadventure

Thursday night saw me packing a bag for the third Dartmoor trip this week. That's a pretty good week by any standards. Sat at my desk the following morning, I…

The Milky Way seen in Devon at Soar, South Hams

Can you see the Milky Way in Devon?

Exmoor is a great place to see the Milky Way in Devon. It is a listed Dark Sky however it is possible to see it in other places around Devon…

Article, Hardware, Link, Photography
Using Sleeklens Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets for Landscape Photography

In moderation, Lightroom preset packs like those available from Sleeklens are a great addition to a photographer's workflow. Lightroom presets can speed up the 'editing' time for photographers and ensure…

Article, Photography
Sunset over the Teign Estuary in Devon

Six weeks in the making [perseverance]

A lesson in perseverance. Landscape photography never comes easy and as photographers we are often met with disappointment. The photo above has taken me six weeks to capture. Why patience is…

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The importance of hot meals when camping

I pondered the importance of eating a proper hot meal this weekend. Dartmoor clearly wasn't playing ball with the weather so I was just glad to have come prepared, as…