Who let the dogs out?

Dartmoor Mires Project

As part of the Dartmoor Mires Project three members of Dartmoor National Park staff began the daunting task of erecting two small fenced off areas near Broad Down. 

Richard and Andy taking a well earned break

Richard and Andy taking a well earned break

The fenced areas will protect  a range of sensitive monitoring equipment, including the kennel- like structures, which will be used for measuring water movement and flow.

The equipment will be managed by the  University of Exeter, who are undertaking  research on behalf of the Project.


Construction of fence begins

Construction of fence begins

Several methods have been used to secure the fencing into the wet boggy areas in order to be able to strain up the fence wires. Hopefully the fences will stand up to the Dartmoor weather and its livestock for the duration of the project!

Go to the Dartmoor Mires project page to find out more about Dartmoor Mires Project activities, including the hydrological monitoring scheme.

First fence nearing completion

First fence nearing completion

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