1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 28

        Autumn is well and truly here on Dartmoor and the grazing livestock has spent most of this week sheltering in the valleys and lower lying land from some pretty horrible weather. Let’s hope for a few more autumn days like this one from a few years ago. As ever the answers to last weeks…

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    4. Dartmoor and beyond quiz – Week 27

      A bit late this week because of a combination of annual leave and work, but Week 27 is finally here! Week 27 Which is the largest expanse of unglaciated upland in Great Britain? In what year was the first All Blacks Rugby Team formed? In what century was the Taj Mahal built? What was the…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 26

      We were wondering if anyone has managed to answer all the questions that Julia has set over the last six months correctly without having to resort to Dr Google? If you have, do let us know. Week 26 As part of what penance was the church constructed in Bovey Tracey in 1200? Which king was…

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    6. Pudsham Meadows workday – Sat. 12th September

        With plenty of space for social distancing 11 volunteers carried out a variety of tasks at Pudsham Meadows.     Photo 1 – With the fence repair team, from 2 ‘bubbles’, there was heavy work with the post rammer (who needs to go to the gym?) and more gentle holding of the rope to…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 25

      The recent dry weather is holding back the fungi found in Dartmoor’s woods. Once we have a drop of rain have a look and see what you can find, but be careful…some of them are dangerous. Here are the questions for Week 25 and the answers for Week 24 are below.   Week 25 What…

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    8. High House Waste on Sunday 6 Sept 2020

      The day went well with a sunny start and a sunny ending.  In between, there were some seriously sodden moments.  Four people walked up from Cornwood.  Four cars parked by the barn near East Rook Gate (courtesy of the farmer).  Three other vehicles parked in the lane.  The team of 13 spent the day clearing…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 24

      You may notice that we have leapt from Week 22 to Week 24 – there was a bit of a wobble in the numbering and we seem to have repeated a number earlier on, but this brings us back on track. A definite autumnal feel now made all the stranger by there having been no…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 22

        Dartmoor definitely has the feel of Autumn about it now. Cooler days and chilly nights have replaced the baking heat of July. Here is Week 22 of our quiz, with the answers to Week 21 at the bottom of the page. Who founded the school at Walkhampton in 1719? Who wrote “Private faces in…

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