Tag Archives: Volunteers

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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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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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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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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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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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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A job that is worth sitting down on!


A farmer and contractor, Kevin Hillborne, agreed a couple of months ago to donate an English Oak trunk to Mary Tavy school to make some benches. The benches were to go up at the school playing fields, to facilitate a small … 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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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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Kelly College cadets – helping Rangers on Dartmoor


Kelly College CCF (Combined Cadet Force) is a regular group who come out and help National Park Rangers on the Western side of Dartmoor. As I have only been on this side of the Moor for the last 12 months it … Continue reading

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