15 Minutes with… Frances Tophill
Mar27

15 Minutes with… Frances Tophill

One Magazine’s Jake Tucker meets horticulturalist and BBC Gardener’s World presenter, Frances Tophill, ahead of her appearance at this year’s Toby Buckland Garden Festival to find out more about the new perennial movement, working with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and her top tips for taking care of a Devon garden. Q: What first got you into the gardening world? I came to gardening quite late. Having had two failed attempts...

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Dart’s Farm Bird Walk
Jan25

Dart’s Farm Bird Walk

Enjoy this scenic circular walk stopping off at multiple bird hides along the Exe Estuary. Starts/Finishes: Dart’s Farm Car Park Time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours Distance: 3.1 miles approximately (including optional detour) Terrain: Tarmac and hard-packed gravel paths Difficulty: Easy – only one short moderate climb with the rest of the route mostly level Parking: Free Starting from the bottom end of Dart’s Farm car park, near Cotswold Outdoor,...

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USA: Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon
Jan25

USA: Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon

Offset the bright lights, the exhilarating shows and the buzz of the casinos in Sin City against the awe-inspiring wonder of America’s most famous National Park. Four hours from the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies the neon-clad city that never sleeps, packed full of themed hotels, casinos, restaurants and bars plus all manner of entertainment 24/7. Its reputation screams “let’s party!”, and there’s no denying that if that’s what you...

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Is Your Daily Coffee Good or Bad?
Jan25

Is Your Daily Coffee Good or Bad?

The coffee culture in the UK is ever-growing and Devon has its fair share of independent coffee shops and coffee roasters. So, is your daily fix a good thing and how much is too much? The daily limit on caffeine intake is 400mg per day (200mg if pregnant). That is the equivalent of 4 cups of fresh ground coffee. The amount in instant coffee varies between 30 – 90mg per cup, whilst decaffeinated coffee still contains a small...

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Go Here… Dartmoor Archery
Jan25

Go Here… Dartmoor Archery

Bring mind, body and spirit into the shot in this new approach to archery, says One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington. Gordon Monaghan is one of those characters whose life story has been chiselled into his features. He’s been there, done that, and survived to tell the tale. These days Gordon is living a more sedentary life as the guiding force behind Dartmoor Archery, the instinctive archery site on the wooded eastern slopes of...

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Exercise: The Most Effective Drug Ever?
Jan02

Exercise: The Most Effective Drug Ever?

“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says health promotion consultant Dr Nick Cavill. That’s true, because the benefits of exercise go way beyond what many people think of as simple fitness. Physical Health Benefits Exercise can actively help you to prevent disease and debility. Research has proved that regular exercise: • Lowers your blood pressure (and in turn lowers...

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