1. Dartmoor Matters, Issue 192

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 192, Winter 2016-17 Contents DPA News Ian Mercer, giant of Dartmoor Dartmoor’s bridges take a battering Learning about Dartmoor ferns Rumblings from the Chair The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Brimpts Farm Conservation Re-visiting Roborough camp All the fun of the fair Download your copy here

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    2. Dartmoor Matters, Issue 191

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 191, Autumn 2016 Contents DPA News Pudsham Meadows The Pompeii of Dartmoor Rumblings from the Chair Ancient Boundaries / Modern Farming New website & logo Called Home – Book Review The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Dury Farm Conservation A new vehicle for the volunteers Roborough Common – Two Moors Threatened Butterfly…

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    3. Dartmoor Matters Issue 190 – Summer 2016

      Contents DPA News The Dartmoor House Martin Project The Prehistoric Burial Cist on Whitehorse Hill Rumblings from the Chair The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Sherberton Farm Ted Birkett Dixon Conservation Buckland Common – an Exciting New Project for Volunteers Mardon Down – Conserving a Chequered History Download your copy here

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    4. Learning about Dartmoor’s history with the Exmoor Society

      Saturday May 11th was our turn to host the Exmoor Society for a walk on Dartmoor. Each spring and autumn we take it in turns to have an “awayday” exploring the other society’s home patch. Exmoor and Dartmoor share many aspects in common, not least being south-west uplands, but each area has it’s own character,…

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    5. Dartmoor’s mires like the wet summer!

      The wet weather, apart from a welcome burst of summer in the last couple of weeks, has had some benefits.  Flowering plants in one of the mires at the Dartmoor Preservation land at High House Waste have been more abundant than in recent years and a few days ago there were hundreds of froglets.  …

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    6. It’s white minibus season on Dartmoor

      Life on Dartmoor changes throughout the year and this morning on my way to work I noticed that white minibus season is in full swing. This happens every year when the school exam season has finished.  White  minibuses full of school students, of all ages, suddenly appear in car parks all over the moor. There…

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    7. The Exmoor Society come visiting

      Members of the Exmoor Society were made extremely welcome by the DPA on the occasion of the societies’ third joint walk on Saturday 19th May. Derek and Bob were knowledgeable and informative guides, while Val was (just like last year) most considerate to those among us who do not manage hills and rough ground as…

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    8. The Dartmoor sun shines on the fabulous five from Everything Everywhere

      Last Wednesday five more intrepid volunteers from Everything Everywhere left their desks behind for the day and ventured out onto Dartmoor. They joined a team of regular DPA volunteers clearing gorse and other scrub from around the Bronze Age archaeology on Leeden Hill. The site is between Princetown and Yelverton, on the south-western side of…

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    9. A magnificent seven get blown around Dartmoor

      Today, of all days, we had a walk around the tors and archaeology above the River Dart valley. Amazingly six people turned up, so with me that made the magnificent seven. We started from Bel Tor Corner car park and headed off to Sharp Tor, one of several with that name on the moor. As…

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    10. A sunny afternoon in Lustleigh Cleave

      As I type this James will be meeting up with some of our members for an afternoon walk in Lustleigh Cleave. and what an afternoon – perfect autumn weather! Sunny, but not too hot with a light breeze. And when I led a walk to Rowbrook Farm and the Dart Valley in August what did…

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