Monthly Archives: November 2011

Local planning in Ashburton – residents have their say on redevelopment

On Saturday morning 3 National Park planners; Stephen Belli, David Lillington and Dan Janota, spent several hours in Ashburton town hall talking with local people about development in the town.  Two members of the National Park Authority Philip Vogel and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Funding – helping projects on Dartmoor

In August the Skaigh Woods Trust were encouraged by their local Ranger, Ian Brooker, to contact the Sustainable Development Officer to enquire about opportunities funding for renovating the Victorian pond in the woods. The Trust’s volunteers had already invested a … Continue reading

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Dartmoor Rescue – another Dartmoor day!

Last weekend Ranger Paul Glanville was waved down at Norsworthy Bridge (Eastern end of Burrator) by a walker who explained that his colleague had badly injured his leg at the bottom of the Newleycombe valley. Whilst another couple had been asked to sit with … Continue reading

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All in a days (or two) work for a National Park Ranger

Being a Dartmoor National Park Ranger involves doing a lot of things from community work, working with local landowners, to enabling improved access and more besides. Here Ranger Ian Brooker gives a flavour of a couple of events in the … Continue reading

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What has Dartmoor ever done for us?

Well, it has got multi-award winning farmers? At the Taste of the West Awards held at the Eden project on Tuesday 01 November, Dartmoor Farmers not only received the ‘Best of Meat and Poultry Award’ for their Sirloin of beef roasting joint … Continue reading

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Ranger Ralph Members attack a Dartmoor Longhouse..with their art!

 The latest Ranger Ralph event, Art Attack, took place at Higher Uppacott, a traditional Dartmoor Longhouse owned by the National Park Authority. Ranger Ralph members were treated to a busy afternoon of fun and games lead by Ranger Ella Briens and … Continue reading

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