The breeding season for moorland birds on Dartmoor coincides with the lambing season and, with the arrival of spring, the moorland will be full of new life, so it is particularly important for all of us to be Moor Aware. Many visitors and local peopl more

6 Mar 2018 15:17 Community News

Visit Dartmoor’s Official Guide to Dartmoor is winging its way all over the world after being produced, designed and published in Okehampton. As part of its strategy to promote, support and market the Visit Dartmoor member businesses, each year a Vi more

6 Mar 2018 15:14 Community News

A book that tells the story of Dartmoor, as seen through the eyes of 18th and 19th century artists, has recently been published. Researched and written by Peter F Mason, ‘Dartmoor, a Wild and Wondrous Region – the Portrayal of Dartmoor in Art, 1750 more

6 Mar 2018 15:11 Community News

After a very successful 2017 the Museum is looking forward to opening its doors on Monday March 26th for the new season. Over the winter, museum volunteers have been doing lots of cleaning and conservation work around the museum to maintain the col more

6 Mar 2018 14:29 Community News

A former soldier with a passion for the moor Tony, a youthful 73, was brought up in Okehampton and despite going to boarding school and travelling the world through his life in the army, he has managed to stay pretty close to the town and moors that more

6 Mar 2018 12:59 Local People

A farmer who is Dartmoor born and bred but enjoys just a touch of the wild west! Born and raised on the fringes of northern Dartmoor, it is plain that the moors are embedded deep within farmer Phil Heard’s soul. It may sound poetic and whimsical but more

6 Mar 2018 12:53 Local People

‘Every day is different’ says the Dartmoor walker Life is a bit of a jigsaw for Okehampton’s Paul Rendell. Not only does this busy man edit a bi-monthly magazine, he writes books, gives talks and guided walks, clocking up around 2,500 miles a year more

6 Mar 2018 12:34 Local People

Helping farmers to help themselves, providing guidance, advice, collaborative activities, communication and funding. Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was originally set up in 2003 following a survey commissioned by Dartmoor National Park Authority and the more

6 Mar 2018 11:04 Community News

A guardian of one of England’s most precious landscapes, helping to look after Dartmoor for more than 130 years. The Dartmoor Preservation Association, or DPA, has been helping to look after Dartmoor for more than 130 years. Also known as the ‘Frien more

6 Mar 2018 10:49 Community News

Join Stuart the Student Ranger and fellow volunteers as they continue the fabulous work that has been done to uncover the Templer Way – a nearly two-hundred-years-old granite tramway (and now popular walking route) used to transport precious granite more

2 Mar 2018 12:09 Community News

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project (HFP) provides year-round training for farmers and local residents involved in managing Dartmoor’s special landscape. HFP is supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund, the Duchy of Cornwall and Dartmoor National Park A more

20 Feb 2018 13:08 Community News

Leats have been in use on Dartmoor since medieval times and were originally constructed to provide power for local industries, before later being used to channel Plymouth’s municipal water supply. Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers have spe more

13 Feb 2018 14:12 , History

The Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership aims to show that there is more than meets the eye to Dartmoor and the 4000-year story of its landscape and people. In the first half of a two-part feature, find out how the scheme is ‘bringing commun more

13 Feb 2018 13:26 Community News

Dartmoor has for centuries been a place of industry, and the working of stone dates from prehistoric times. On western Dartmoor, Merrivale Quarry, which closed in 1997, was the last working granite quarry on the moor, providing stone for buildings, p more

13 Feb 2018 11:49 Community News

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has just launched its second Mend our Mountains Campaign, with the goal of raising £1 million for a range of vital path repair projects within the UK’s entire family of 15 National Parks. This new, year-long a more

13 Feb 2018 11:39 Community News

A unique opportunity is being offered to ‘meet the funders’ on Thursday 15 February (7-9.30 pm) at the Two Bridges Hotel, near Princetown. The evening, organised by the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project, will bring together a range of bodies that provide ad more

6 Feb 2018 10:10 Community News

Open to all, this day will explore the rich legacy of tinworking and copper mining in the Belstone area, in a Dartmoor context. Two talks, a walk, exhibitions, bookstalls and afternoon tea will provide excellent stimulation for discovery and discussi more

16 Jan 2018 13:32 Community News

A rare opportunity is being offered by the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project to gain expert tuition in training novice sheepdogs. The course is being delivered by Kenny Watson, a highly respected shepherd, at his farm close to Postbridge on Dartmoor . The c more


Dartmoor National Park Authority is currently reviewing the Local Plan for Dartmoor which will form the basis for all planning decisions in the National Park, covering issues such as house extensions, design, the environment, listed buildings, housin more

5 Dec 2017 11:50

At its meeting on 6 October 2017 Dartmoor National Park Authority made the decision to implement charges for vehicle parking at Haytor, Postbridge, Meldon Reservoir and Newbridge car parks. The decision follows a period of public consultation and mem more

5 Dec 2017 11:37 Community News

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