Out & About

Believe it or not spring is around the corner and thoughts of being outside in the sunshine come to mind. What better way to spend an afternoon but on the bowling green in beautiful surroundings with friends, exchanging gentle banter and of course tr more

6 Mar 2018 14:05 Community News

Lewdown and Bridestowe cricket clubs are looking forward to building on a strong first year of combining their junior sections for the good of youth cricket in the West Devon Area. The two clubs have put aside any local rivalry and have the common ai more

6 Mar 2018 13:58 Outdoor & Active

Chagford Bowling Club is a small friendly club with around 30 members. It is situated in the heart of Chagford, with beautiful views of Castle Drogo and Dartmoor. The club’s public open day will be held on April 29th between 11am and 4pm - everyone i more

6 Mar 2018 13:54 Outdoor & Active

Lydford Gorge opened for the season on Saturday, March 3rd. For adventure lovers, the full gorge walk takes you into a prehistoric world of tumbling water and greenery. Watch your footing on the exhilarating river path which takes you up beside the more

6 Mar 2018 13:29 Community News

After a long cold damp winter we’re looking forward to spring returning to Castle Drogo and the Teign Gorge. Inside the castle it’s been a busy few months of deep cleaning the rooms and getting ready for the new season. There are some exciting new ad more

6 Mar 2018 13:26 Community News

There will be an absolute abundance of entertainment hosted at The Miniature Pony Centre this year. The centre opens on the 21st March with the arrival of their new Unicorn on the 24th March. Come and visit Dartmoor’s only Unicorn – White Lightening more

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A three-and-a-half-mile walk in the Tamar Valley with Anne Sleep of Tavistock Ramblers. Starting in the heart of Bere Alston at the Recreation Ground car park (SX451667) the walk takes us deep into the Tamar Valley with a few ups and downs. There are more

13 Feb 2018 15:31 Outdoor & Active

Lots to see and masses to do, both on and off the water Just five minutes off the A30, between Launceston and Okehampton, you will find the spectacular Roadford Lake. Surrounded by countryside and nestled amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Wo more

9 Jan 2018 11:15 Community News

An easy 2-mile stroll around the Merrivale antiquities near Princetown with John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers. This Bronze Age ceremonial site is, beyond doubt, the finest on Dartmoor. It is conveniently close to a road and there are splendid views. more


START – Students and Refugees Together START works in partnership with families, individuals and organisations, helping refugees in need to become self-reliant people who contribute to their local communities. Students offer holistic support, on a on more

5 Dec 2017 11:27 Community

‘We are actually learning — but not having to write anything!’ At Lifton Community Primary School we pride ourselves on the outdoor learning opportunities that we provide for our children. They allow the children to work in an environment away from more


Anyone who has never grown bamboo before probably conjures up an image of a plant that is invasive and will run riot in the garden. However, not all bamboo are large rampant space invaders. While more invasive running bamboos which originate f more


Come and join us on Saturday 28th for our annual Tamar Energy Fest. A fun and informative event for all the family. Drop in any time between 10:00 to 15:00. Free entry. Find out about latest innovations in energy and why Local Energy Matters. Com more

24 Oct 2017 10:04 What's On

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

Andrew took up triathlons two years ago and enjoys them so much that he now trains every day… You may know Andrew Bowden who works in the Co-op in Yelverton, as a mild mannered, tall and cheerful man, but when off duty he is passionate about the out more

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RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in its informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have their more

16 Oct 2017 14:48 Gardening

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


We know that physical activities are good for our children, and in this area we are blessed with a variety of clubs, both for traditional sports and lesser-known activities. We have chosen a selection of the wonderful alternative sports on offer for more


Are you retired or semi-retired? If so, why not come and join us if you want a range of interesting days out and things to do! We’ve just celebrated our third birthday and the number of interest groups you can participate in is steadily growing along more

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The Good Pub Guide has named The Drake Manor Inn in Buckland Monachorum as The Good Pub Guide Value Pub of the Year 2018, describing it as ‘the charming Drake Manor in Buckland Monachorum with its friendly, long-serving landlady’. Mandy Robinson, who more

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