Tag Archives: Conservation

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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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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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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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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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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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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The King Way Cross’ Journey


The Nodden Cross, or the King Way Cross of Nodden Moor, has had quite a journey from being orginally spotted by an eagle-eyed group of ramblers; having a suitable socket created for it; Royal approval in the form of HRH Prince Charles ‘unveiling’ … Continue reading

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