1. Surface Tension – George Monbiot

      In his latest Guardian article, George Monbiot says that “our survival depends on piercing the glassy surface of distraction, and ceasing to obey.”   Read the full article here.  

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    2. DPA’s 70th Anniversary Walk – Led by John Howell

      On Saturday 30th October, John Howell, the Chairman of the Dartmoor Preservation Association and John Skinner, one of the Association’s trustees, led a walk to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the Dartmoor National Park. Before the walkers set off, John Howell said a few words about why the walk was taking place:…

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    3. DPA Short Walk – Mon 25 Oct – Swell Tor

      Twenty-two DPA members and friends met at the end of Yellowmeade Farm track and nearby parking areas for a walk to Swell Tor on Monday 25th October. The walk really started from and ended at Foggintor but this initial part of the walk was well-covered in our Foggintor walk on 25th February 2019.    …

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    4. DPA Short Walk – Sat 25 Sep – Dr Blackall’s Drive

      On Saurday 25th September, twenty-one DPA members and friends met at Bel Tor Corner in very misty weather to walk along Dr. Blackall’s Drive – this was a carriage drive built for Dr Thomas Blackwell MD FRCP (1814 – 4th May 1899, aged 85) who trained at St George’s Hospital, London, and who  had a…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – answers to Week 75

      Here are the answers to our celebratory bumper Week 75 quiz. We hope you have enjoyed pitting your wits against Julia, our tireless quiz setter, and may have learned a little about Dartmoor and it’s surrounding villages. Answers to Week 75 Meldon Pool Honeysuckle 1956 The Zebra fish can repair its heart if it is…

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    6. DPA Short Walk – 25th August – Venford Reservoir

      Eighteen DPA Members and friends met at the Venford Dam car park on Weds. 25th August, under blue sky and white clouds. The walk started with a look at the details of the dam and its features, followed by a walk towards the South Bench Tors that then cut down to the corner of the…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond: the Final Quiz – Week 75

      This is the final quiz, produced entirely by DPA member Julia Quant, in an astounding 75 week run of quizzes about Dartmoor and the wider world. We hope that it helped you to virtually visit Dartmoor when you weren’t able to visit in person. The answers to this bumper edition of the quiz will be…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 74

      This is our penultimate quiz about all things Dartmoor and beyond. Week 74 What is the name of the firing range in front of Hare Tor? How did Belgium’s King Albert 1 die in 1904? Between which two countries is the highest navigable lake in the world? From where is water obtained to supply the…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 73

      Week 73! How did we get here? Despite the rain our valiant quiz setter has produced yet another quiz for us. She will be finishing in two weeks time with a bumper edition so test your Dartmoor and beyond knowledge whilst you can. Week 73 How many bridges are there at “Two Bridges”? Who starred…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 72

      Summer continues on Dartmoor along with our quiz. |As usual you will find the answers to last week’s quiz below this week’s questions. Week 72 At what point on Dartmoor are Beacon Rocks? What naturally occurring substance did Yemen fishermen find in the belly of a sperm whale worth $1.5 million recently? What are maracas?…

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