A busy few days before stopping for nesting season

March is looking like a busy month for the DPA. Our conservation team will be out for their last workdays before stopping at the end of the month for the bird nesting season.

There are two days at a brand new project, clearing scrub from around Inner Huccaby Rings, near Dartmeet, at the request of Dartmoor National Park Authority. We will also be visiting Dendles farmstead again to finish clearing vegetation from around the medieval farm buildings, and there will be visits to our own land at High House Waste. We also have a guided walk and a special visit.

On Tuesday 22nd March we will be visiting Mary Tavy Power Station. South West Water’s hydro-electric power station’s turbines were built in the 1930s.   Although small compared to some modern plants it gives an insight into the development of hydro-electric generation over decades.   The visit will include a presentation covering the history, production processes and environmental impacts and also Morwellham Power Station and the Tavistock Canal.  This will be followed by a visit to see the turbines in action and the workshop and maintenance area.    The tour will last about 90 minutes.  There is no charge but as numbers are limited to 14, booking is essential and priority will be given to DPA members.

Then on Saturday 26th March we will be visiting Eight Royal Cists. This is an exploration of the moorland around Princetown visiting some well-known and some lesser known prehistoric and other archaeological sites.

For more details about all these activities go to the Events tab, click on “Coming Soon!” and then click on the relevant event on the calendar.