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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

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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

Farming News

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

Community News

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

Community News

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

Naturalist

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

Naturalist

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

Community News

Visitors and wildlife at a Dartmoor nature reserve have been the beneficiaries of a generous funder. Help from the SUEZ Communities Trust has enabled Devon Wildlife Trust to make some significant improvement to its Bellever Moor and Meadows nature more

Naturalist

There are just a few weeks remaining to get your nominations in for the Dartmoor Awards. So, if you know of an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to National Park purposes on Dartmoor, now is the time to get in touch with... more

Community News

Dartmoor National Park has had a golden 2015/16 with top awards going to a number of Dartmoor based tourism businesses. In an award ceremony held last week Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres were awarded Gold in the 2015/16 Devon Tourism Awards. more

18 Nov 2016 12:08

The Dartmoor Society Annual Debate Saturday 29th October 2016 By Caya Edwards The Dartmoor Society always tries to come up with a subject that is ‘in the news’ for its Annual Debate, and this year is no exception as it will tackle the idea of... more

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Malcolm Snelgrove

Dartmoor Business Network Charity Calendar Launched in aid of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) PICTURED: DARTMOOR HERITAGE PONY MITCHELCOMBE PETER BEAR (‘BEAR’ TO HIS FRIENDS) AND OWNER JENN WHITEHORN, TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE LAUNCH OF THE D more

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The first cuckoo of the 2016 season has already been heard on Dartmoor, thereby heralding the long-awaited spring. more

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