Monthly Archives: February 2012

Discovering the delights of Dartmoor – a stepping stone into nature

In early February 2012, on one of those beautiful  crisp clear winter days, an intrepid group of children and parents from Ford Primary school  in Plymouth met up with the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Education Officer, Willem Montagne. The occasion had … Continue reading

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Kelly College cadets – helping Rangers on Dartmoor

Kelly College CCF (Combined Cadet Force) is a regular group who come out and help National Park Rangers on the Western side of Dartmoor. As I have only been on this side of the Moor for the last 12 months it … Continue reading

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Planning on Dartmoor – another step forward

Today (Friday 10 February) sees the publication of the next version of the ‘local plan’ for Dartmoor.  This Plan, the ‘DMD’ sits below our Core Strategy plan and contains 64 policies and site allocations, which we’ll be using when we make … Continue reading

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One Year On – Boardwalk Bash – High, Dry and Safe!

Boardwalk Bash – what a difference a year makes!  Subscribers to the Dartmoor National Park blog will recall an article in April 2011 about how a group of regular walkers had set about raising funds for and then repairing and … Continue reading

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Voluntary Wardens – helping out in ALL weather!

Why was I not surprised when in late January I managed to choose a particularly wet, cold and grey day to drive to Mary Tavy to meet Bill McOwan, a Voluntary Warden, to spend the day renewing a gateway behind Gibbett Hill. A Scotsman who … Continue reading

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Light – Camera – Action

Well Dartmoor has spent all of January being feted by the media and hogging the limelight as it appeared on the big screen (Warhorse!!), the small screen (Sherlock, 3 Hungry Boys, Escape to the Country etc) and over the radio waves … Continue reading

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