1. Houndtor: A Contested Landscape

      The Moor Medieval Group, part of the Moor than meets the eye project, have produced this great film about Hound Tor medieval village. A great way to learn about and enjoy #Dartmoor whilst you are staying at home. https://youtube.com/watch?v=8-g7GbqEL9E&t=4s

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond quiz – Week 2

        We hope that you enjoyed our first quiz and found some interesting facts about Dartmoor, as well as some more general knowledge. The answers to Week 1 are given at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile… here is Week 2! 1. Which Victoria Cross winner has his last resting place on Pew Tor?2. When…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond quiz: Week 1

        As we can’t get out on Dartmoor at the moment we thought that we would set a weekly quiz to challenge our members Dartmoor and more general knowledge. The answers to each quiz will be given along with the questions for the next quiz. Do keep checking back to see how your Dartmoor and…

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    4. Spring is springing

      Some good news in these mixed-up days! One of our members, Val Barns, has sent in some photographs from a solitary walk around the lanes near Sticklepath today. The hedgebanks were looking spring-like with wild flowers – violets, primroses and stitchwort – in flower, the hawthorn is coming into leaf and the first blackthorn was…

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    5. Cutting a Firebreak on Hunter’s Tor

      For out last workday of the Winter season, on the rather inauspicious date of Friday 13th March, the volunteers made the steep trek up to the top of Hunter’s Tor above Lustleigh to help the local commoners by cutting a firebreak to allow them to swale a section of the hill fort. The views from…

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    6. A Grand Day Out on the Leat

      On 11th March, the volunteers made their last visit to the leats across Roborough Down for this season. We managed to clear about 550m of the Plymouth Leat above Clearbrook until it disappeared into private land and make a substantial start on the very overgrown Devonport Leat. Wildlife was in abundance, we managed to photograph…

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    7. Conservation work continues, despite the weather

      Despite the wet, conservation work has gone ahead throughout the winter.   Of six planned days in February, four took place. At High House Waste at the beginning of the month we continued clearing re-growth of gorse on some of the old farmstead walls and banks as well as strimming for a new track. Two days’…

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    8. DPA Short Walk – 25th Jan 2020 – Yennadon Down

      Saturday 25th January saw 20 DPA members and friends gather at Lowery Cross car parks for a circuit of Yeanna Down, Yeannadowne (1662), known in recent times as Yennadon Down – it was named so well that they “Downed” it twice. The weather was “exceeding grey” – some folk telephoned to cancel because they were…

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    9. Mardon volunteer work day 8th January

      On 8 January a group of volunteers cleared some of the larger World War Two practice trenches on Mardon Down. Some are quite deep and filled with water at the moment. In March there will be another volunteer work day when we hope to complete clearance and begin surveying and recording the features. Here are…

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    10. DPA Short Walk – 9 Jan – Sheepstor

      After being postponed from the 19th Dec due to heavy rain being forecast and the already water-logged conditions underfoot of one grassy slope in particular, turning it into a bit of a ski slope, the walk finally took place with 13 remainers of the original group on place on Thursday 9th January – with yet…

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