1. In the footsteps of the Victorians – Exploring Heritage on Dartmoor

      Tickets are selling out fast for a fascinating seminar about Victorian Dartmoor. If you would like to know more about it, or to book tickets follow this link – Click here.

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. DPA benefits from village wine tasting evening

      Long time DPA member, Geoff Cook, and his friend Andy Hurn run a small wine tasting circle for their own enjoyment. When a friend recently suggested that they might like to run a wine tasting evening as a bit of fun for the village they agreed and thought it would be an excellent way to raise…

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    5. Ian Mercer 1933 – 2016

      IAN MERCER, DOYEN OF THE NATIONAL PARK MOVEMENT AND SERVANT OF DEVON’S COUNTRYSIDE, DIES AGED 83 Ian Mercer, the first Dartmoor National Park Officer, has died aged 83 after a long illness.  He lived in Moretonhampstead, Devon, for 40 years. He had a number of firsts to his name: the first warden of Slapton Field…

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    6. Citizen Science project on Dartmoor

      Would you like to take part in a day out on the moorland of Dartmoor helping to collect scientific data? Plymouth University and Dartmoor National Park Authority are combining to carry out long-term monitoring of pools created by peatland restoration works. The rate of colonization of the pools by mire vegetation and the factors controlling…

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    7. 80th anniversary walks for Campaign for National Parks

      The Campaign for National Parks (CNP) has linked up with campaigning organisation 38 Degrees to offer a range of free guided walks and natural art workshops to celebrate its 80th birthday. They take place on Saturday 30th July and one of them is on Dartmoor

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    8. 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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    9. Space invaders

      Open Spaces Society General Secretary, also DPA Trustee, Kate Ashbrook talks about the risks of National Parks, amongst other public spaces, being commercialised in her latest opinion piece in the OSS magazine Open Spaces. We thought members might find her comments, below, interesting.

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    10. Look out for house martins

      For many of us, the house martin is an eagerly-awaited summer visitor, as welcome in our skies and to our homes as the swallow and the swift. However, our house martins are in trouble: there are now fewer house martins coming back from Africa each year. The new Devon Bird Atlas shows that confirmed breeding…

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