1. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 66

      The rain this weekend will help Dartmoor to green up, which will be welcome. The DPA’s hay meadows at Pudsham are full of native orchids at the moment, so are really worth a visit if you missed our Open Day on Sunday. Visitors welcome at any time, but please tread carefully and remember to close…

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 65

      On a hot summer’s day a walk in shady Dartmoor woodland by a cool river is a perfect way to spend the day. Here is Week 65 of our regular quiz. The answers to last week’s questions are below. Happy quizzing! Which early map drawn between 1280 & 1290 shows Cornwall as a separate constituent…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 64

      The answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Happy quizzing! Week 64 What type of creatures did NASA launch to the International Space Station this week? In what year was the Two Moors Way opened? Which ocean going ferry was blown over in Wellington Harbour in New Zealand with a catastrophic loss…

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    4. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 63

      The bluebells are out in their glory now on Dartmoor. In some areas you will see whole hillsides covered in them and in other areas they are flowering in the shade of semi-ancient woodland. Here is Week 63 of our popular quiz with the answers to Week 62 below. A special thank you to our…

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    5. DPA Short Walk – 25th May – Powdermills

      Finally, the DPA Short Walks group gets a real walk done, after the pandemic restrictions. This was a longer than normal walk of about 5.2 miles. There were 27 in the group starting from the car park and visitor Centre in Postbridge in overcast conditions. There had been some email discussion the day before concerning…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 62

        Wet, wet, wet – that’s Dartmoor at the moment! Hopefully soon we’ll be seeing sunny weather like this again. In the meantime have a go at our quiz that will test your knowledge of Dartmoor and beyond. Week 62 Which place was chosen to represent Dartmoor on a recent set of stamps issued by…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond Week 61

      The recent rain and warmer weather has brought the bluebells on in Dartmoor’s valleys and verges dramatically in the last couple of weeks. This image is from the Dart Gorge a few years ago. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Week 61 According to local legend, who was…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 60

      Spring has been really late this year as a result of the cold weather and long dry spell. With the recent rain and warmer weather we are hoping to see in coming on in leaps and bounds. Below  are our 60th weekly quiz and the answers to Week 59. What is the fastest flowing river…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 59

      Spring is back today after a very blustery weekend. We hope you all survived intact. Here is this week’s quiz with the answers to Week 58 below. Week 59 Which work of fiction by Michael Jecks is set in the village of Gidleigh? What is the only major city in the world located in two…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 58

      Spring is definitely here on Dartmoor, but the cold weather and lack of rain mean that this year’s grass hasn’t really started to come through yet. The old vegetation is very dry creating a real risk of fire. Please be careful when out and about. As ever the answers to last week’s quiz are below…

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