Out & About

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

Local People

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

Community News

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

Community News

Last summer we held an initial training day led by Andy Crabb from English Heritage and Dartmoor National Park Authority, and Anne from the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group, to explore how we could develop a monitoring project that would enable vol more

Community News

The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum has released a new 'drone' video of the gardens in autumn, watch it here more


Ashridge Court Farm, a wildlife friendly, family farm just outside North Tawton, is delighted that their new event and wedding venue, the Ashridge Great Barn, is officially open for business. Nestled in a secluded valley, this ancient barn has been more

Community News

Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 2 more

Outdoor & Active

There is something for everyone at this summer’s Dartmoor Wildlife Festival which takes place at Meldon Old Quarry on Tuesday 15 August. Discover more about a variety of Dartmoor creatures and their homes through a series of free drop in events an more

Community News

An exciting new mobile coffee business is coming to the North Dartmoor reservoir from the beginning of August, just in time for those long family days out during the summer holidays. Serving certified organic and Fairtrade tea, coffee ... more

31 Jul 2017 13:14 Food

The Art of Reflection 1 July 2017 – February 2018 An exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan will open on Saturday 1 July at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey in Devon, former home of Sir Francis Drake. more

26 Jun 2017 12:00 Music & Art

Dartmoor National Park Authority has opened its Communities Fund 2017/18 for applications and is calling for community organisations on Dartmoor to come forward if they have a project that needs funding. more

26 Jun 2017 11:30 Community News

Do you want to gain valuable experience volunteering at one of Dartmoor National Park’s award winning Visitor Centres? We are looking for enthusiastic people to become Ambassadors for Dartmoor more

5 Jun 2017 15:00 Community News

Heading over to Cotehele this May half-term, families can expect a chance for some adventures in the great outdoors; with events running all week that celebrate the ‘good old stick’. more

26 May 2017 08:00

The origins of The Ramblers date back to the 1930’s when public pressure grew for greater open country access for walking. Although not endorsed by the embryonic Ramblers organisation, there was a mass trespass in 1932 onto private land which demons more

Community News

Okehampton Walk & Talk are a friendly walking group who walk around Okehampton. The group is part of the national Walking for Health network, England largest network of health walks. Here in Devon there are 115 health walks happening every week... more

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Moss the Dartmoor Dog is getting to grips with her new house, the men in shorts delivering lots of boxes and new areas to explore on Dartmoor…... more

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