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Tarka Turbines have submitted a draft planning application for permission to erect three wind turbines on public land close to Torrington town centre. The proposed 57 metre high structures take the form of three adult otters with the whiskers forming Read more

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Spring flowers and woodland sculptures Spring brings a riot of colour to the gorge. A carpet of bluebells - dotted with white wild garlic and pink purslane - stretches down to the river and floral scents fill the air. As the spring flowers fade; Read more

Outdoor & Active

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

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©National Trust Images/Mel Peters ©National Trust Images/Mel Pters

The walks to Whitelady Waterfall and the bird hide are open during daylight hours through December and January. A walk in the gorge is a great way to escape the modern world for an hour and burn off some of the Christmas excess. Please be aware... Read more

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©National Trust Images/Mel Peters ©National Trust Images/Mel Pters

The walks to Whitelady Waterfall and the bird hide are open during daylight hours through December and January. A walk in the gorge is a great way to escape the modern world for an hour and burn off some of the Christmas excess. Please be aware... Read more

Outdoor & Active

Out and about with Tavistock Ramblers A delightful 4½-mile walk in the Tamar valley with John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers. This is a fine stroll at any time of year, but in winter, when the trees are bare, the views are even better. An added... Read more

Outdoor & Active

When wildlife comes in from the cold! As autumn changes to winter and the outdoor temperature falls, animals seek cover and protection for the winter months. Suitable habitats may include leaf litter, nooks and crannies on tree trunks, hedge-banks... Read more

Outdoor & Active

Crapstone Wetland Meadow That ‘old boggy bit’ in the corner of the recreation field in Crapstone is becoming a very special place. With the increasing urbanisation of our landscape it is more important than ever to conserve our natural areas... Read more

Community News

The delicious wonders of autumn One of the real pleasures of living in the temperate zone is experiencing the different seasons. Every autumn the trees and hedgerows in the Devon countryside are bursting with nuts, berries, fruits and seeds... Read more

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Local radio ham’s vital role On the night of 31 January 1953, Britain was battered by gale force winds and a tidal surge swept down the east coast, breaching flood defences in 1,200 places. Telephones and coastal radio stations were put out of... Read more

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Free, healthy walks in Bere Alston with CAN Weekly morning walks are now taking place in Bere Alston, taken at a steady pace and aimed at people who are looking to improve their health. The programme has been launched by the Connecting Actively... Read more

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Geoff Foale

Be (bee?!) kind to hornets, says charity A leading local wildlife charity is hoping to bring the plight of the humble hornet to the public’s attention. Devon Wildlife Trust is worried that a spate of recent news stories about the threats... Read more

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There are a number of moths that break the fly-by-night rule that we are used to and a few of them are large enough to match butterflies in size. I have described the visits of the Humming Bird Hawk moth to the valerian in our garden in a previous ar Read more

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Many of us enjoy holidays abroad and nearly all of us get there by plane. However, consider the birds of the air and some of the insects, many of which travel similar long distances to humans, yet they do it entirely under their own steam. One of the Read more

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Late winter/spring is just the right time to learn more about birdsong, as we gradually become aware of the sound that has largely been absent since last autumn. More and more birds are starting to sing and you can hear many of them in your garden a Read more

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Since childhood, ponds and their inhabitants have fascinated me: dipping a jam-jar or net into a neighbourhood pond was to enter a world completely unlike that on dry land. Reading reports of the legendary ‘marches’ when frogs would simultaneously re Read more

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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 Read more

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A 5-mile walk in the Plym Valley with Bruce Pryde of Tavistock Ramblers. Walk down the River Plym from Cadover Bridge (SX555646) through woodland to Shaugh Bridge. Across the river are the Dewerstone rocks, always a favourite with climbers. We return Read more

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Sixty-six millions years after they were believed to have become extinct, life has been discovered once more in the body of a huge dinosaur. While the giant lizards once roamed the prehistoric lands of a supercontinent known as Pangea, this time the Read more

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You are invited to dive into the Magnificent Mires project this summer holiday! When: Thursday 27th July 10:30 – 15:30 Where: Haytor Visitor Centre Join us for a day packed full of family activities and learn about the important part bogs play on D Read more

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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 Read more

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    Flower bulbs, old pot and trowel

    Flower bulbs, old pot and trowel on aged wooden background.

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