PLEASE NOTE – CHANGE OF SPEAKER NEXT TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER

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For personal reasons Maria Wheatley is unable to join us next Tuesday 13th November.

We thank NIGEL TWINN for offering to give us a talk entitled ‘The Linear Landscape – Long Straight Lines in the Ether’.

All dowsers find various straight flows and currents when they are out in the field which is confusing. Nigel will discuss the difference, significance and even existence of many types of linear feature. Ley lines will be mentioned but there is much more to earth energy dowsing to discover.

 

STOP PRESS – Devon Dowsers is now on Facebook and Instagram

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DEVON DOWSERS CHRISTMAS DINNER – Tuesday 11th December at the Tom Cobley Tavern, Spreyton

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DEVON DOWSERS CHRISTMAS DINNER

THE TOM COBLEY TAVERN, SPREYTON, DEVON, EX17 5AL

Tel: 01647 231314

TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER 2018  –  7pm for 7.30pm

Open to Devon Dowsers Members and their Guests

 

Main Course, Dessert, Tea or Coffee with Homemade Mince Pies – £17.95

Traditional and Vegetarian options are available. Dessert is chosen on the night.

Please mention if you require Gluten Free, Dairy Free or Vegan.

FULL PAYMENT of £17.95 per person please by the 30th NOVEMBER.

Please book and pay at a meeting, or send cheques made payable to ‘Devon Dowsers’, with your choice of first course, to

  The Treasurer, Devon Dowsers, Beech Tree House, Secmaton Rise, Dawlish, EX7 0LP

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Traditional Roasted Devon Turkey

Complemented by Sage and Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and a local Pork Sausage wrapped in Streaky Bacon

Traditional Roast Devon Beef

Complemented by a Homemade Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish Sauce

Mushroom, Brie, Cranberry and Hazelnut Wellington

complemented by Cranberry Sauce and Vegetarian Gravy

Chick Pea & Spinach Pie complemented by Vegetarian Gravy

Salmon Fillet Drizzled with a Hollandaise Sauce

All accompanied by Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes, fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Homemade Gravy

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A Selection of Desserts served with Devon Clotted Cream

Followed by Tea and Coffee served with a Homemade Mince Pie

EXTRA information on the DOWSING FOR WATER AND UTILITIES WORKSHOP – see post below

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DOWSING WATER AND UTILITIES – Saturday 27th October near Tiverton.  See Post below.

Dowsing tangible targets is a really important way to build confidence and accuracy with your dowsing.

Come along on the 27th October to Steve’s land near Tiverton, where there will be an opportunity to dowse for flowing water in a pipe, static water in a pipe, water leaks, sewage pipes, land drains, mole drains, armoured electric cable, and other electric cables.

You will also be able to dowse for shallow wells and dowse for a water source, which will mean searching for the most appropriate location to get potable water, to dowse the predicted yield, the pH, and depth of the blind springs.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but bring your own lunch and water. We can provide dowsing rods if you don’t have any.

Having attended the day you will be able to confidently find your own utilities, as well as those of friends should the need arise. You will also be able to locate water.

Gwynn Paulett

NEW ‘DISCOVER DOWSING in DEVON’ WORKSHOP – Water and Utilities

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NEW –  ‘DISCOVER DOWSING in DEVON’ FIELD TRIP

DOWSING FOR WATER and UTILITIES

Near Tiverton – postcode for Sat Nav EX16 8LB

Saturday 27th October 2018

10.00am to 3.30pm

Come and learn how to dowse for Water and Utilities with Steve Bolt, Gwynn Paulett and Robbie Robinson.

Bring your own lunch and water. Hot drinks, biscuits etc provided.

Directions:   The field is by the B3137 South Molton to Tiverton road.

Approaching from the South Molton direction go through Witheridge, Nomansland and Cruwys Morchard woods, round a sharp bend then continue about half way along the straight  and turn off right signposted to Little Dart House. Go up the lane about 100yds and take left turn into the yard and barn.

From Tiverton take the B3137 up Long Drag Hill through Withleigh then continue on the main road heading in the direction of Nomansland. As it drops downhill and levels out you will go over the Little Dart River Bridge. The field is on the left hand side after you have passed Lower Lugsland on your right. Halfway along a short straight there is a lane off to the left signposted Little Dart House. Go up the lane about 100yds and turn left into the yard and barn.

Mobile for use on the day only: 07756 091499.

UPDATE on INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSES

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INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSES held at Spreyton Village Hall.

Sunday 31st March 2019. There are 4 places left.

If you would like to join us, or would like more information, please get in touch via the Contact page on this website.

INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE – 31st MARCH 2019

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INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE

 SPREYTON VILLAGE HALL –  SUNDAY 31st March 2019

Arrival 9.30 for 10-00am start to 4.15pm

Cost £25.  Numbers limited to 16.

 

Are you interested in learning to dowse or in refreshing your skills?

If so please contact us via the Contact page on this website or put your name down on the sheet at meetings.

 

To book your place please send a cheque made out to ‘Devon Dowsers’ for £25 to John Stedman, Treasurer, Beech Tree House, Secmaton Rise, Dawlish, EX7 0LP.

FURTHER DETAILS FOR OUR VISIT TO St. NECTAN’S GLEN & AREA this Saturday 18th August

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ST. NECTAN’S GLEN & WATERFALLS, ROCKY VALLEY and BOSCASTLE this Saturday 18th August 2018

Just a reminder that we are meeting in the ‘Waterfall’ car park at Trethevy at 10am on the main coast road (A3263) between Boscastle and Bossiney, near Tintagel. The car park is on the ‘sea’ side of the road and is signposted. The post code for the Glen is PL34 0BE.

If you haven’t already paid, entrance money (£5.35 for those under pension age, £4.70 for concessions) will be collected at the start. It would be helpful if you have the correct money.

Walking left out of the car park, the path for the Glen and Waterfall is a few yards on your right opposite the bus stop on the left.   The walk is about a mile in length and at the beginning you will see St Piran’s Holy Well and the church of St. Piran. Take the path to the right of the church down to the Glen and waterfall. Notice the ancient stone in the wall on your right just past the church.

As the path is stony, and can be muddy and slippery on the steps, make your own way carefully down the Glen. Please wear sensible footwear, and if you want to see the waterfall you will need wellingtons. Walking poles may be useful too. They have a small supply of wellingtons at the shop which can be borrowed.

‘The Cabin’, their new café, serves a range of freshly prepared hot food, soup, sandwiches, cream teas, drinks, ices, cakes etc. It might be sensible to give them notice if you require a hot meal. As it will be mid morning most of us will have a coffee and then wander back to the car park for our own food at lunchtime.

Around 2.30pm we will walk or drive the short distance to visit Rocky Valley to see the carved labyrinths and attempt to age them. Turn right out of the car park and the entrance to Rocky Valley is about half a mile on your right by Trevillet Mill. There is a lay-by opposite for parking for a few cars otherwise it is fine to leave your car where it is and walk, but take great care on the bends.

At approx. 4.30pm we plan to have a look around Boscastle meeting at the entrance to the large car park at the back of the village.

Remember to bring your rods and pendulums, and cameras to hopefully capture some Orbs.

See www.st-nectansglen.co.uk and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rocky-valley-walk

Members are reminded that attendance at Devon Dowsers outdoor events, for them and their guests, is at their own risk.

If you would like to join us please contact us via the Contact Page on this website.

 

 

NEXT ‘INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE’ – 21st OCTOBER 2018

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INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE

 SPREYTON VILLAGE HALL

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018

Arrival 9.30 for 10-00am start to 4.15pm

Cost £25. Limited numbers.

 

Are you interested in learning to dowse or in refreshing your skills?

If so please contact us via the Contact page on this website

or put your name down on the sheet at meetings.

 

To book your place please send a cheque made out to ‘Devon Dowsers’ for £25 to John Stedman, Treasurer, Higher Brownstone, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4QE.

 

If you have them bring your own rods, pendulums etc. or borrow or buy them on the day.

Tea, coffee, biscuits included but please bring your own lunch.

There are no cooking facilities available.

 

Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates

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Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates

Most of you will be aware of all the press and radio coverage that the PhD student – Sally Le Page received when she publicised the fact that 10 out of 12 of our Water Boards have staff that use dowsing rods to find pipes and leaks. This came as no surprise to dowsers, as it can be a very quick way to identify where the errant pipe and escaping water is!

Something that wasn’t in the national press is that our very own Peter Taylor has had great success Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates, a country that has minimal rainfall.

Peter received the initial request in September 2016, so he started with a ‘Google Earth map survey’ of the area and marked out all potential sources of water. His next step was to visit the area, for 2 weeks in October 2016, when 12 potential water sources in the area were located by dowsing.

Peter says that “Water is so scarce in these hot countries with very little rainfall, everyone is searching for it and that the water table is shrinking because more water is being extracted than is being replaced by natural seepage and rainfall”. In the area Peter was working, the rock formations are mostly old limestone and the water table varies from 850ft to 1600ft, or more; “the mountain regions are covered with small villages and towns, all of which have many boreholes drilled chasing the elusive water”.

2 wells were subsequently drilled in 2017 and have both passed all the required tests by the UAE authorities. The largest well is producing 244,800 gallons per day – an excellent flow for that part of the world, the second well produces 57,600 gallons per day.

Perhaps we could offer a PhD course in Water Divining??? :0)       Well done Peter!

For further information please see Peter’s website www.waterdowsing.co.uk

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DFEST

23 & 24 June 2018

South Zeal, Devon

As the nights draw in and winter approaches, we can look back to June’s sunshine and reflect on the success of DFest, the first South West Dowsing Festival. Over 100 people attended and used the evaluation form to share how much they had enjoyed the weekend. It was a chance to dowse at some of Dartmoor’s iconic sites, to listen to engaging speakers, and to attend fascinating Dowsing Workshops.

A digital souvenir report is available HERE and under the Activities menu. We hope this will provide you with enjoyable memories and provide inspiration with your dowsing throughout the winter months.