Category Archives: Events

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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Ranger Ralphers get creative at Lydford Gorge

On Sunday 1st December, Ranger Ralphers got together  for a fantastic morning and afternoon making Nature’s Decorations. The event was jointly hosted with the National Trust at Lydford Gorge. Members were able to make lots of things to decorate their … 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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Supporting Community Events

People often think that being a Ranger for Dartmoor National Park means that we spend all of our time out on the Moor looking after footpaths or talking to dog-owners or farmers. However, a very important aspect of our role is … Continue reading

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A fiery feast on Dartmoor

On Friday afternoon we joined our friends from the Ranger Ralph team for a fun afternoon making fires and cooking out in the open, in true barbecue style, with hot fruit punch, cooking bread on a stick, and toasting marshmallows … Continue reading

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Active Dartmoor – a week of events to experience Dartmoor

Dartmoor was recently voted by Cuisine magazine in New Zealand as the ‘hippest’ place to visit in the world. Whatever your views about that accolade it is certain that Dartmoor offers different things to different people. Following up from last years … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Dartmoor’s big (and small) screen 2012 debut!

2012 promises to be an exciting year for Dartmoor with the launch of War Horse Nationwide on 13th January. To celebrate there are competitions, guided walks, events and exhibitions. details of which can be found on the Dartmoor National Park Authority … Continue reading

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Merry ‘Kissmas’ from Dartmoor National Park Authority

This year Dartmoor has celebrated its 60th Anniversary as a National Park and as part of its celebrations held a ‘Capture Dartmoor’ photography competition. The second prize in the competition went to Alan Pewsey with his picture of horse riders on … Continue reading

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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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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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