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

A group of Dartmoor Farmers have benefited from an in depth course on cattle foot care led by National expert Roger Blowey MRCVS. The event was organised by the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project and was supported by the Federation of Devon Young Farmers Cl more

19 Nov 2017 18:00 Community News

Join the effort to revive and conserve the fascinating Roborough Down area with Dartmoor National Park Rangers. This month we will be restoring Second World War aircraft dispersal bays with crucial vegetation clearance and erosion repair. No need to more

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A varied walk — just watch for mud! This walk has been kindly written (and walked) for us by Denise Horner of Dartmoor Nordic Walking with her dog Winnie. Approximate time one and a half hours a more


Dartmoor National Park Authority is reviewing the Local Plan for Dartmoor and is working with Parish and Town Councils in the National Park throughout the process. The Local Plan is the basis for all planning decisions in the National Park. It sets o more

31 Oct 2017 12:24 Community News

October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw more

17 Oct 2017 12:29 Naturalist

Dartmoor is a superb recreational area for a host of sports, but what happens when something goes wrong? Emily Woodhouse joined the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team for Tavistock as a trainee two years ago, and after passing her final assessment in Ja more


With both boys now at school, my wife Gem has more available time to help with farm business and although working with your wife may have its moments, it will be great to spend more time with her and allow her to really engage with the business. I ha more

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Over the years many moorland ponies have lost their lives due to toxic garden waste being dumped on the moorland, many kind-hearted members of the public think they are giving the ponies a treat but sadly it's far from that, it can have fatal consequ more

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Geoffrey Cox QC MP met Redmond Peel, managing director of Airband, following the announcement of a £7 million deal with Connecting Devon and Somerset which will see a further 13,000 homes situated in rural areas access superfast broadband internet wi more

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Having already successfully committed over £600k to 31 businesses, the upper threshold for applications to the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund (GD LEAF) has been increased from £100k to £150k. This will open up the funding opportunity t more

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This autumn has seen the start of something new – an exciting program of education and adventure for local residents in and around Okehampton. The Harvest Workers’ Co-op is a newly established co-operative and social enterprise that operates Harvest more

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After receiving thousands of entries from across Europe, the team behind the Moor Otters project has announced the lucky winners of the Otter Spotter competition. Over 3,500 ‘Otter Spotters’ have been seeking out the artistic life-sized otter statue more

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Fans of the Moor Otters - life-sized otter statues painted in a variety of themes and colours -now have the chance to own one by attending a live auction later this month. Hosted by fine art auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, the auction will more

21 Sep 2017 10:32 Community News

England’s National Parks are vital resources that will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between Public Health England and the nation’s ten National Parks. Free to access and open 24 hours more


Visitors to Dartmoor are being asked to give their views about the introduction of a Pay and Conserve parking scheme at several car parks within the National Park. Residents and those with an interest in the National park are also being encouraged more

4 Aug 2017 13:02 Community News

At its Annual Meeting on Friday 7 July 2017 Dartmoor National Park Authority re-elected Bill Hitchins as Chairman and Maurice Retallick as Deputy Chairman of the National Park Authority. Bill commenced his working life running a family agricultural more

10 Jul 2017 18:00 Community News

Viewers of a very different kind of reality TV will be going batty in the coming weeks. People can tune into a live webcam of a greater horseshoe bat roost to see hundreds of the rare animals appearing on screen at one time. The bat cam is beaming li more


Public behaviour ruins a great weekend on Dartmoor The fantastic sunny weekend we have just experienced here in the south west has seen thousands of people enjoying the outdoors and all that it has to offer. But whilst this weather provides a welc more

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