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Anyone venturing onto Dartmoor this summer is being promised a voyage of discovery into the ancient past. A new free exhibition at the Postbridge Visitor Centre features touch-screen games which allow people to uncover moorland secrets hidden for tho Read more

Outdoor & Active

May is a month already bustling with weird and wonderful traditional customs celebrating Spring, so is there room in the calendar for one more? Give Dartmoor's birds a warm welcome home this Sunday 19 May with a colourful parade around Yarner Wood t Read more

Community

Get active on Dartmoor this Sunday by joining Ranger Bill in restoring and maintaining the stunning Haytor area! Following last months successful task, we will be cutting and clearing burnt gorse stems ('black sticks') that are left behind after an Read more

Local People

Dartmoor National Park has been working with digital training provider, Cosmic, to bring digital knowhow to Dartmoor, offering rural businesses free group workshops and one to one digital support to help boost their business. Read more

Community News

Join us in celebrating a milestone anniversary for National Parks this National Parks Fortnight, 6th to 21st April. The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act was passed in 1949 resulting in the first National Parks in the UK being desig Read more

Outdoor & Active

Hill farmers have for generations been custodians of our beautiful upland landscapes and have shaped, managed and maintained it for thousands of years using very simple traditional practices. Grazing livestock, herds of cattle and ponies, and flocks Read more

Lovers of Dartmoor’s iconic landscape can now ‘taste the view’ by purchasing prime lamb from a number of Morrisons stores in the South West, including Tavistock. The new initiative sources lamb from the Dartmoor Farmers’ Association, whose members fa Read more

Community News

Winter is here and we are now beginning to get forecasts of snow on high ground. It is often the case that snow will fall on Dartmoor much earlier in the winter than elsewhere in the region. This attracts many people to drive onto the moor to enjoy t Read more

Community News

A new Clapper Bridge has been installed over the Western Wella Brook, along with path and drainage improvements on the associated public right of way, which is part of both the Abbots Way and the Two Moors Way. The project to make this happen has.. Read more

Outdoor & Active

Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation We’re publishing a draft new Local Plan for Dartmoor, and consulting on it between 3rd December 2018 and 4th February 2019. The Local Plan sets out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable in the National... Read more

Community

Saturday 19th January Wassailing Come and experience an authentic Devon village wassail at Bere Ferrers Parish Hall. Join in the torchlight procession (weather permitting) through the village with flaming torches, provided free by the organisers... Read more

Dartmoor Livestock Protection The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society (jointly with the Dartmoor Commoners' Council) funds the emergency call-out work of the livestock protection officer, Karla McKechnie. If you come across an injured animal anywh Read more

Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation We’re publishing a draft new Local Plan for Dartmoor, and consulting on it between 3rd December 2018 and 4th February 2019. The Local Plan sets out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable in the National... Read more

After all, it’s Morris! Any keen gardener will know that things may look dormant at this time of year, but in reality, when everything is dark and cold in the depth of winter, is when the garden is preparing to spring forth with life. This is... Read more

Community News

If you have an interest in photography and Dartmoor don’t miss the opportunity to meet Richard Fox at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown on Saturday 15 December. Richard’s exhibition Moor than Tors is currently on display at... Read more

Outdoor & Active

On Saturday 17 November Dartmoor National Park Junior Rangers were awarded first prize in the Group category of the National Park Volunteering Awards 2018. The Award ceremony took place at the Kendal Mountain Festival in Cumbria... Read more

Community News

Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, has appointed a new Member to Dartmoor National Park Authority. Dr Rob Parkinson has lived in Ilsington for more than 35 years. He spent his working life in Higher Education, for 20 years... Read more

Community

Dartmoor National Park Management Plan Review ‘Your Dartmoor’ - the five year Management Plan is the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park - a Plan for all who care about Dartmoor and its future. It provides an... Read more

Community News

xOn 7 November, the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown will host a performance by Chris Hoban, one of the leading songwriters of the south west's folk tradition. Chris will present songs from his latest album 1918, inspired by... Read more

Local People

Autumn sets in As the evenings role in it is all too apparent that winter will soon be here. Autumn is usually a time for celebration on the farm, with the harvest gathered in and a bit of respite before winter really arrives and the monotonous... Read more

Farming News

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