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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Tavistock (DSRT) was founded 50 years ago after two army officer cadets, aged 22 and 28, ran into difficulties on the moor and tragically lost their lives. The team covers Dartmoor’s 365 square miles of tors, forests, reser more

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TOURISM PROVIDERS in and around Exmoor and Dartmoor are being invited to a free session this month as part of a £1.4 million project to develop new products and experiences that will attract more overseas visitors to explore England’s National Parks. more

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The Moorland Garden Hotel near Yelverton in Devon has this week (16 April) played host to its inaugural doggy friendship ceremony to coincide with National Pet Month. Dreamt up by the hotel’s events manager, Laura Braithwaite and Jo Macaskie of A Do more

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Come and celebrate International Dark Sky Week at a Dark Sky Event on Tuesday 17 April, organised by Dartmoor National Park in association with the Department of Physics & Astronomy from the University of Exeter. Both the importance of maintaining a more

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In the second half of a two-part feature, find out how the Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership scheme is ‘bringing communities and organisations together to explore Dartmoor’s past’ and conserve some of its most important heritage assets. more

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Dartmoor National Park Authority’s popular Enjoy Dartmoor magazine has been published ready for the new season. This full-colour FREE guide to the National Park is packed with useful information, interesting features, and plenty of ideas for having f more

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Higher Uppacott is opening its doors to a number of guided visits from the beginning of April. This grade 1 listed medieval longhouse has recently undergone substantial conservation works to improve access, understanding and condition of the building more

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Help keep Dartmoor looking its spectacular self by joining Dartmoor Rangers in a number of #2minutelitterpick events; Dartmoor's take on the successful global litter campaign #2minutebeachclean. By sparing a moment to pick up a piece of litter we can more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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