Monthly Archives: July 2011

Celebrating Dartmoor’s Biodiversity – Dartmoor Farmers Fritillary Award


Presentation of the certificates. From left Richard Smith, Hazel Coleridge, Carl Allerfeldt, John Mills, Mick Jones, Dr Nigel Bourn (presenting the certificates), and Sue Hutchings. Photo credit Caroline Kelly. On 25th July a number of Dartmoor farmers and landowners were … Continue reading

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The diversity of Dartmoor – welcoming visitors from around the world!


 Hello,  my name is Chaz Singh and as well as working for Fata He in Plymouth I am also the first Sikh councillor in Plymouth having being elected to represent Drake Ward in May 2011.  It all started as a suggestion … Continue reading

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Just another day for work placement students


This week and next Dartmoor National Park Authority is hosting 8 work placement students who get the opportunity to work alongside and shadow a wide variety of officers at the Authority. This includes work with the ecologists, rangers, archaeologists, planners and resources. … Continue reading

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Bellever Blog – Day One


Bellever – Archaeological Excavation 2011 Day One 08 July 2011 Work started today to prepare the Bronze Age settlement at Bellever for the next phase of archaeological excavation which is due to start on the 18th July. Spoil heaps from the 2009 … Continue reading

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Holne gets Baking!


Holne is a pretty Dartmoor village nestled above the river Dart, for a while it had everything that a small community could need, a pub, a shop, a village hall and a shop and  café.   And then, this time last … Continue reading

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Volunteers – pond dippers and diggers


Continuing with the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of Dartmoor being designated a National Park, 20  local people turned up to dig out the old pond which was part of the original Skaigh House Estate (then known as Rockside) probably built in the 1870’s and included … Continue reading

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