1. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 26

      We were wondering if anyone has managed to answer all the questions that Julia has set over the last six months correctly without having to resort to Dr Google? If you have, do let us know. Week 26 As part of what penance was the church constructed in Bovey Tracey in 1200? Which king was…

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    2. Pudsham Meadows workday – Sat. 12th September

        With plenty of space for social distancing 11 volunteers carried out a variety of tasks at Pudsham Meadows.     Photo 1 – With the fence repair team, from 2 ‘bubbles’, there was heavy work with the post rammer (who needs to go to the gym?) and more gentle holding of the rope to…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 25

      The recent dry weather is holding back the fungi found in Dartmoor’s woods. Once we have a drop of rain have a look and see what you can find, but be careful…some of them are dangerous. Here are the questions for Week 25 and the answers for Week 24 are below.   Week 25 What…

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    4. High House Waste on Sunday 6 Sept 2020

      The day went well with a sunny start and a sunny ending.  In between, there were some seriously sodden moments.  Four people walked up from Cornwood.  Four cars parked by the barn near East Rook Gate (courtesy of the farmer).  Three other vehicles parked in the lane.  The team of 13 spent the day clearing…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 24

      You may notice that we have leapt from Week 22 to Week 24 – there was a bit of a wobble in the numbering and we seem to have repeated a number earlier on, but this brings us back on track. A definite autumnal feel now made all the stranger by there having been no…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 22

        Dartmoor definitely has the feel of Autumn about it now. Cooler days and chilly nights have replaced the baking heat of July. Here is Week 22 of our quiz, with the answers to Week 21 at the bottom of the page. Who founded the school at Walkhampton in 1719? Who wrote “Private faces in…

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    7. DPA Virtual Short Walk – 25th August – Dr Blackall’s Drive

      Following on from “Virtual Walks” to Golden Dagger Mine (March), Powdermills (April), Haytor (May), Venford Reservoir (June) and Swelltor Quarry (25th July) this is another DPA Short Walk offered during the on-going Coronavirus situation – this time to Dr. Blackall’s Drive in the east of Dartmoor. It is reached from the west by following the…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 21

      It’s still summer, but the rowan berries are turning red here on Dartmoor, signalling a change to autumn is on the way. Here is Week 21 of our Dartmoor and beyond quiz to tickle your “little grey cells”. The answers to Week 20 are below this weeks quiz. Week 21 Who composed the poem inscribed…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 20

      The hot weather has gone and Dartmoor is being refreshed by much needed rain…sometimes a little too refreshed! Here is Week 20 of our quiz! Thank you Julia. Which creature has a gland in its abdominal section, which contains the highest concentration of hydrogen peroxide in the animal kingdom? For what did Chesley B. Sullenberger…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond Week 20

      Summer is well and truly here and with it grazing animals potter around near the roads. Please give them plenty of room. Here is Week 20 in our quiz series – we were never expecting it to go on so long, but we hope you are enjoying it. Week 20 What was mined at Grime’s…

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