Tag Archives: Enjoy Dartmoor

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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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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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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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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Tour of Britain 2012 – Dartmoor stars!

The penultimate stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain took place on Saturday 15th September and for nearly half of the stage the riders were tackling the twists, turns, climbs and descents of Dartmoor. With the disappointment of the news … Continue reading

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All aboard Ralph’s raft!

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Ranger Ralphers took part in a raft building day at Heatree Activity Centre at the beginning of July. Based more on the ‘fascine’ (see below) type rafts taken from the Ray Mears book of bushcraft, the children and families spent … 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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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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