Tag Archives: Haytor Hoppa

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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Blue is the colour….Dartmoor’s bluebells are here!


Finally, after the April showers the bluebells have decided to come out in force and are now gracing us with their glorious hues. Last May we posted a blog on the bluebells on 03 May but whilst a few hardy bluebells have been … 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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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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A Legendary excursion


Last Saturday saw the third and final Haytor Hoppa Excursion take place.  25 people joined the evening event and were lead from Jays Grave to Bowermans Nose by Dartmoor Guide, Debbie Jenkins. Having taken advantage of the excursion connecting with onward services … Continue reading

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Summer on Dartmoor


The Indian Summer has finally arrived and Dartmoor is looking spectacular in the late summer sun with early morning mist sitting in the river valleys. But this summer saw people come and enjoy Dartmoor, during its 60th Annniversary year,  for a … Continue reading

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