1. DPA Short Walks – Introduction

        Due to demand, it is important that you book a place on these free walks – car parking can be limited on Dartmoor – on 25th Feb. with 28 of us, some were double-parked at Four Winds! Contact Keith Ryan, tel. 01752 405245, mob. 07957 976758, or preferably email kpryan@btinternet.com with your tel. number for details…

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    2. Events Calendar

      Our calendar of events and conservation workdays is displayed below. Please note that due to inclement weather it is occasionally necessary to postpone or cancel events. You are strongly advised to contact the organiser of the event beforehand to check the details of the day and the meeting time and place. You can click on…

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    3. The Perambulation – stage 2

       On Sunday 5th  June 2016, two Knights and eight Ladies completed the second stage of the Perambulation of Dartmoor. Starting at Batworthy corner (thanks to Derek for helping with transport)we soon reached the Longstone – thought to be the Heigheston of the 1240 perambulation. Approaching Thornworthy Tor we rescued a lamb from a bog, before…

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    4. The Perambulation – one down and seven to go

      On Sunday 22 May 13 DPA members and friends walked over Dartmoor from Cullever Steps outside Okehampton to Batworthy near Chagford, a distance of about 7 miles.   The route followed  the boundary of the ‘Forest of Dartmoor’ established in 1240 by twelve Jurors appointed by Henry III,  with a few minor deviations.   Presumably…

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    5. Mardon Down walk

      On Monday the 11th of April, the Dartmoor Preservation Association were treated to an excellent walk on Mardon Down led by Andy Crabb, archaeologist with the Dartmoor National Park Authority. For such a comparatively small area the Down abounds with a vast amount of archaeology including the largest stone circle on Dartmoor as well as…

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    6. A Better Future For Devon’s Birds Conference, 6th Nov. 2015

      The one-day conference on “A Better Future for Devon’s Birds” was jointly organised by the DPA and Devon Birds.  220 delegates packed the Exeter racecourse conference centre to hear about the current state of Devon’s birds from national and local experts – and most importantly what we can do to reverse the declines. We heard…

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    7. Guided Walk – Bowerman’s Nose

      Saturday’s walk around Hound Tor and Bowerman’s Nose was well supported (21 people), mainly due to the weather! We had lunch at Bowerman’s Nose. We saw the Duke of Somerset stones, Hound Tor medieval village and another Hound Tor site which the survey team will be working on later in the spring, as well as…

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    8. The Kist at Whitehorse Hill

      The cist is situated near the summit of Whitehorse Hill within an eroding irregularly shaped island of peat at NGR SX 61728547. Standing at over 600m OD, this is one of the highest burial places on Dartmoor. There are no visible contemporary settlements within the vicinity. The cist measures 40cms external height x 40cms wide…

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