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Ranger Ralphers get creative at Lydford Gorge


On Sunday 1st December, Ranger Ralphers got together  for a fantastic morning and afternoon making Nature’s Decorations. The event was jointly hosted with the National Trust at Lydford Gorge. Members were able to make lots of things to decorate their … Continue reading

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Teign Valley Woodlands – update on access


The five year permissive access agreement between the owners of the Teign Valley Woodlands and Dartmoor National Park Authority ended in March 2013.  The present owners of the woodlands have indicated that they do not wish to enter into a … Continue reading

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A Ghoulish Halloween at Burrator


October 31st 2012   Wow what a fantastic night!– probably our best Halloween event ever!  A massive thank you to the South West Lakes Trust  – Neil Reeves and his volunteers who joined forces with us to produce a partnership event … Continue reading

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All in a days work!


Working for Dartmoor National Park Authority means that you have access to a huge wealth of knowledge through staff who are Dartmoor experts, or experts in a particular field or more often than not experts in both! However, it is … Continue reading

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Templer Way – Silver Jubilee Celebrations


One of Devon’s oldest and most established walking routes, the Templer Way, celebrated its 25th anniversary with the unveiling of newly carved granite markers at the start and end of the route. The Templer Way is a 29km (18 mile) public … Continue reading

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Tour of Britain 2012 – Dartmoor stars!


The penultimate stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain took place on Saturday 15th September and for nearly half of the stage the riders were tackling the twists, turns, climbs and descents of Dartmoor. With the disappointment of the news … Continue reading

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All aboard Ralph’s raft!


Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Ranger Ralphers took part in a raft building day at Heatree Activity Centre at the beginning of July. Based more on the ‘fascine’ (see below) type rafts taken from the Ray Mears book of bushcraft, the children and families spent … Continue reading

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Digging Dartmoor – an update


Following the earlier blog about the excavation work at North Hall Manor in Widecombe, here is an update and a reminder that you can see the site for yourself during the FREE open day on Saturday 21st UPDATE: The excavation … Continue reading

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Digging Dartmoor – revealing more of the past


The archaeological excavation to find the medieval manor house of North Hall in the centre of Widecombe, starts today – Monday 16 July! After years of tireless research and hard work by Peter Rennels of the Widecombe History Group, archaeologists are hoping … Continue reading

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Whatever the weather…


The recent spell of ‘unsettled’ weather may have played havoc with crops in the fields and people’s veg patches but the grass and vegetation has taken advantage and gone into overdrive on Dartmoor. This is particularly around public rights of way and archaeological … Continue reading

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