1. Local support for the Dartmoor Conservation Garden

      Good news! Waitrose in Okehampton have chosen the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, a DPA project, to be one of their 3 supported ‘Community Matters’ for the whole of December, starting on Friday 1st.

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    2. National Award for Dartmoor volunteer, Derek Collins

      Each year, National Parks UK presents its UK Volunteer Awards, in recognition of the fantastic work carried out by the dedicated volunteers who work in the national parks. This year’s awards were announced on Saturday and the winner of the 2017 Individual category was Derek Collins of the Dartmoor Preservation Association.     Derek has…

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    3. Dartmoor’s Magnificent Mires on film

      The Magnificent mires team have just produced a beautiful film explaining about the importance of Dartmoor’s blanket bogs.

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    4. Fascinating talk on tracking birds – Mananton 20th October

      If you live in or around the Manaton area and are interested in the amazing work that is being done tracking birds, using minute transmitters, to support the conservation of Dartmoor’s birds don’t miss this opportunity to hear all about the work being done in Devon. click below for full details. MANATON FORUM BIRDS OCT…

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    5. Dartmoor Matters, Issue 194, Autumn 2017

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 194, Autumn 2017 Contents DPA News Moor Boots offers Moor Opportunities Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region Dartmoor Preservation Association Shield 2017 winners Magnificent Mires The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Lower Merripit Rumblings from the Chair  Conservation: Spreading the word online The widening range of our conservation activities Download your copy here.

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    6. Heads up for Heritage – a new community asset for Chagford

      Chagford has won its bid to create a heritage centre in the town. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), supplemented by a grant from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fund, the Chagford Local History Society (CLHS) is realising an aspiration it has nurtured on behalf of the community for many years. Thanks to money…

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    7. New archive project for Dartmoor Preservation Association

      The DPA has been gathering archives since its founding in 1883. It has been collecting photographs; letters; maps and reports that reflect its history and that of Dartmoor for over 130 years. These include the papers of Ted Birkett Dixon, a self-trained archaeologist who for decades recorded the ancient features of the Dartmoor landscape; the…

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    8. Dartmoor Matters, Spring 2017, Issue 193

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 193, Spring 2017 Contents DPA News All the better for moorland butterflies Dartmoor Hill Farm Project receives further funding The Dartmoor Conservation Garden Dartmoor – Devon’s last refuge for birds Rumblings from the Chair Lee Bray – DNPA Archaeologist Conservation: Roundy Park – a Bronze Age, medieval site with a ruined farm –…

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    9. 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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    10. 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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