Monthly Archives: July 2012

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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