1. Dartmoor and beyond Week 16

      The abandoned medieval village at Houndtor is a fascinating place to explore on a summer day. Here are the questions for our 16th Dartmoor and beyond quiz and the answers to last weeks quiz are below. Week 16 At what point on Dartmoor is it possible to cross a river by stepping stones, a ford…

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond Week 15

      Full of bio-diversity, here is a glimpse of an important Dartmoor habitat: Rhos pasture. Lush and green at this time of year, Rhos pasture is home to many threatened species, including the Marsh fritillary butterfly. We are now at Week 15 of the quiz and we hope you are enjoying the weekly chance to pit…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond Week 14

      From a few years ago, this picture was taken driving up the spectacular Challacombe valley. It will be looking a bit different today…if you can see it at all! Week 14 and our quiz continues, with the indefatigable Julia coming up with questions to test your knowledge of Dartmoor and beyond. Week 14 In which…

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    4. DPA Virtual Short Walk – 25th June – Venford Reservoir

      Following on from “Virtual Walks” to Golden Dagger Mine, Powdermills and Haytor, this is another DPA Short Walk cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation – this walk was scheduled for 25th June to Venford Reservoir. The photographs and satellite track (linked below) are from two reconnaissance walks on 15th and 23rd June. One good thing…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond Week 13

      As the temperature climbs on Dartmoor we thought you would enjoy something interesting from the cooler spots on the moor. On the walls of old mine adits, in natural caves created by boulders and in a small old stone building, possibly a potato cave, on Babeny Farm grows one of Dartmoor’s  stranger plants. The luminous…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond Week 12

      My goodness, we are into Week 12 of our quiz and a huge thank you to Julia, our quiz-setter!

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    7. DPA Virtual Short Walk – 25th May – Haytor

      This is another virtual walk that was cancelled due to the national virus lockdown. It was meant to start from the Haytor Upper Car Park that was meant to take place on Monday 25th May. The photographs below were taken on a reconnaissance walk on Friday 29th May after the lockdown was initially eased, when…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond Week 11

      Dartmoor is greening up now and there’s a real sense that summer has arrived..if only because it’s started raining again! Here are a few more questions to test your Dartmoor and more general knowledge.

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    9. DPA – Virtual Short Walk – 25 Apr – Powdermills

      This walk was planned for 25th April but it was cancelled due to the Coronavirus lockdown. Parking should have been in Postbridge main car park or in the car park across the road in Bellever Forest.  The former might have been difficult because of the builders’ vehicles present while the Visitor Centre is rebuilt. As…

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    10. DPA Virtual Short Walk – 25 Mar – Golden Dagger

      This walk was cancelled due to the Coronavirus lockdown situation. The photographs shown here are from reconnaissance walks on the 3rd and 11th March.  The walk was due to start from  the first car park along the road eastwards from the Warren House Inn, towards Moretonhampstead. The Redwater Valley has a complicated history. “Tinning” and…

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