Category Archives: walking

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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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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Teign Valley Woodlands – update on access


The five year permissive access agreement between the owners of the Teign Valley Woodlands and Dartmoor National Park Authority ended in March 2013.  The present owners of the woodlands have indicated that they do not wish to enter into a … Continue reading

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All in a days work!


Working for Dartmoor National Park Authority means that you have access to a huge wealth of knowledge through staff who are Dartmoor experts, or experts in a particular field or more often than not experts in both! However, it is … 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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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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Best laid schemes…


Two Dartmoor National Park Voluntary Wardens and Two Hash House Harriers have been preparing to tackle the 118 mile Devon Coast to Coast route along The Erme-Plym Trail and The Two Moors Way for some time now. And today (Monday 30th April) … Continue reading

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Letterboxing with a modern twist!


Think about the following for a second: * You enjoy visiting Dartmoor. * You and your family have enjoyed letterboxing on Dartmoor. * You love gadgets and in fact are now the proud owner of a Garmin GPS which allows you … 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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Dartmoor Rescue – another Dartmoor day!


Last weekend Ranger Paul Glanville was waved down at Norsworthy Bridge (Eastern end of Burrator) by a walker who explained that his colleague had badly injured his leg at the bottom of the Newleycombe valley. Whilst another couple had been asked to sit with … Continue reading

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