Category Archives: Dartmoor

Bridge Over Troubled Waters!


Okehampton Walk and Talk Group approached me regarding an obstacle that was preventing the group from enjoying one of their favourite walks in the Okehampton area and asking if I could do anything about it. Unbeknown to me, an unusual downpour … Continue reading

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Inspirational Ramble!


I have just helped guide, 20 disabled ramblers around the old Loop Road near Okehampton.  It’s definitely been a very worthwhile and inspirational day for me and I congratulate everyone involved. I had been approached by the Devon representative, Peter … Continue reading

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Back on the Rails!


At the end of March, it was reported that Manga Rails on the River Teign had become damaged and two of the lower rails were now missing. The purpose of this granite and metal structure is primarily to keep animals … Continue reading

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Face-lift for Cranmere Pool Letterbox!


Having replaced the capping stone to the outer box last year, the metal door was is need of a fresh coat of paint. It’s likely that this hadn’t been done for over 40 years, so it was definitely time for … Continue reading

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New ‘hat’ for Cranmere Pool Letterbox!


The home for Cranmere Pool’s letterbox has just be repaired after 43 years of being out in all weathers! The capping stone, made from a reinforced concrete slab, was loose and broken in several places so a suitable replacement was required. A new capping … Continue reading

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End of an Era!


Its official! The fleet of Ranger vehicles has changed colour! Since the mid seventies, Rangers’ vehicles have been painted two-tone green; Coniston green as a base colour with a lighter green added to the top section of the vehicle. This complimented the … Continue reading

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New local plan for Dartmoor adopted


Today the National Park Authority has adopted the Development Management and Delivery Plan (or ‘DMD’ as we know it).  This document was 3 years in preparation during which time we attended around 30 community engagement events, and received nearly one thousand individual comments … Continue reading

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South West Ranger Forum in Teignbridge


The annual meeting of the South West Ranger Forum (SWRF), which is open to all countryside staff in the South West region, has just had its most successful event yet! 57 countryside staff, representing 20 different organisations, enjoyed an excellent day organised this … Continue reading

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Templer Way – Silver Jubilee Celebrations


One of Devon’s oldest and most established walking routes, the Templer Way, celebrated its 25th anniversary with the unveiling of newly carved granite markers at the start and end of the route. The Templer Way is a 29km (18 mile) public … Continue reading

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Exmoor comes to Dartmoor!

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Following an inspection by a Devon County Council Bridge Engineer back in 2010, a well used bridge needed replacing across the West Okement River, downstream of Meldon Reservoir. The engineer classed the bridge as ‘lively’ due to the narrowness of the two railway tracks that had been used … Continue reading

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