1. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 36

      Week 36! I can’t believe it. Well done to our amazing quiz setter who keeps coming up with new questions to tease your brains. Week 36 In April 1941 what did US Military Intelligence in Washington warn that Axis partners often did? What is the name given to the track that leads from Knowle Road…

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    2. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 35

      Just reminding ourselves of sunny autumn days! Week 35 What is the name given to a score of 81 in darts? Which American General, who fought in the American Revolutionary War was born in Shaugh Prior? Which steep valley does Ponsworthy lie in? What impressions may be made up of loops, whorls and arches? In…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 34

      Autumn is heading towards winter and some Dartmoor livestock will spend the winter out on the moor, whilst others will be brought closer to home to graze the in-bye land. Our quiz master, however, continues undaunted and today reaches Week 34! As ever, the answers to last weeks quiz will be found below this weeks…

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    4. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 33

      Dartmoor has been very autumnal this week with mists, rain and the occasional sunny day. Perfect for a walk. Our latest quiz is here and the answers to last week are below. Happy quizzing. Week 33 Which river does the Webburn flow into? In what year did Donald Campbell die attempting the world water speed…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 32

      To catch up, after last weeks quiz got posted late, here is your second quiz of the week. Answers to Week 31 are below the questions for Week 32. Week 32 How was America’s first Japanese prisoner of war captured in WW11? Which two castles are linked by the Two Castles Trail that crosses Dartmoor?…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 31

      The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that Week 31 didn’t get posted last week. Apologies, but a combination of IT issues and workload meant that it slipped under the radar. The good news is that you will get two quizzes this week! As ever the answers to Week 30 are below this weeks quiz…

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    7. Drake’s Leat, 27th October

      The volunteers returned to a section of leat on Roborough Down, untouched for a couple of years and becoming overgrown. The weather forecast was dodgy but Derek assured us that the heavy rain would stop at 10am precisely (our starting time). He was almost correct, it took a while for the fog to clear before becoming a glorious…

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    8. Common Wood, 19th October

      On their customary Autumn visit to Common Wood, near Mary Tavy, the volunteers set to work improving habitat for Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries. Sadly, Kate Ashbrook, the land owner, was unable to join us but we were pleased to welcome back Jenny Plackett from Butterfly Conservation. Her plan was to remove scrub to…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 30

      Unbelievably this is Week 30 of our quiz. As ever the answers to Week 29 are below this weeks questions. Week 30 What was the name of the Scottish hero played by Mel Gibson in the film “Brave heart”? Which points on Dartmoor does The Irishman’s Wall go between? What is the Miolstone thought to signify?…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 29

      This autumnal view is from Bonehill Rocks looking back up the valley towards Natsworthy. Here is Week 29 – can you believe that! – of our Dartmoor and Beyond quiz. Many thanks to our hard working quiz setter! Week 29 The statue in the niche at Ilsington church depicts which saint? Where is the headquarters…

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