Tag Archives: archaeology

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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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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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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Restoring Footpaths – volunteer help required


Dartmoor National Park Rangers Ella Briens and Rob Taylor have planned a number of work parties to restore sections of the footpath that runs through Longtimber wood, and out along the Erme valley, below Wilkies Moor, Ivybridge.   These pictures show … Continue reading

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Stepping back in time with the Time Traveller himself


  In the first of its fundraising activities, Higher Uppacott – Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Grade 1 listed, medieval longhouse – recently played host to an exclusive (only 20 places were available) literary event with Dr Ian Mortimer, author of … Continue reading

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Who let the dogs out?


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.  The fenced areas will protect  a range of sensitive monitoring equipment, including the kennel- … Continue reading

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Warhorse – helping to bring it to a screen near you!


Helping bring Warhorse to a big screen near you! You may have been amongst the many who have raced already to see the new Spielberg blockbuster, Warhorse, but regardless you will be aware that the action starts (and ends) on Dartmoor. What … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Funding – helping projects on Dartmoor


In August the Skaigh Woods Trust were encouraged by their local Ranger, Ian Brooker, to contact the Sustainable Development Officer to enquire about opportunities funding for renovating the Victorian pond in the woods. The Trust’s volunteers had already invested a … Continue reading

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