1. Dartmoor Matters, Issue 192

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 192, Winter 2016-17 Contents DPA News Ian Mercer, giant of Dartmoor Dartmoor’s bridges take a battering Learning about Dartmoor ferns Rumblings from the Chair The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Brimpts Farm Conservation Re-visiting Roborough camp All the fun of the fair Download your copy here.

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    2. Dartmoor Matters, Issue 191

      Dartmoor Matters, Issue 191, Autumn 2016 Contents DPA News Pudsham Meadows The Pompeii of Dartmoor Rumblings from the Chair Ancient Boundaries / Modern Farming New website & logo Called Home – Book Review The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Dury Farm Conservation A new vehicle for the volunteers Roborough Common – Two Moors Threatened Butterfly…

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    3. Dartmoor Matters Issue 190 – Summer 2016

      Contents DPA News The Dartmoor House Martin Project The Prehistoric Burial Cist on Whitehorse Hill Rumblings from the Chair The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Sherberton Farm Ted Birkett Dixon Conservation Buckland Common – an Exciting New Project for Volunteers Mardon Down – Conserving a Chequered History Download your copy here.

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    4. A walk around Sharpitor, including DPA land.

      We climbed up the hill to Goatstone Pond, taking in Bronze Age cairns, stone rows and a cist.  Then we contoured along the hillside to the war time radio location station on Peek Hill (RAF Sharpitor), and considered the reasons behind the DPA’s purchase of land at Sharpitor.  We walked along the ridge to Sharpitor,…

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    5. DPA sets their world alight!

      The DPA conservation volunteers had near perfect weather for their controlled burn on DPA land at High House Waste on Thursday 17 March 2016. This annual swale is part of a land-management strategy for controlling gorse, and helps to provide a mosaic of habitat with a diversity of moorland plants, including heather and bilberry. All…

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    6. DPA gets its own logo’d vehicle

      As a result of the Dendles workday cancellation, on Thursday 10th March, any interested volunteers and thus potential drivers were invited to Roborough Down to see the spanking new Isuzu D Max Pick-up in shining white livery with the DPA logos. In beautiful sunshine Derek arrived in the pick-up and showed off its potential to…

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    7. Butterfly Conservation at Common Wood

      This article is reproduced with permission from the CampaignerKate blog, HERE. The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers returned to Common Wood on 22 February.  This was our sixth day here.  We had spent five days, spread over three and a half years, on the slope above the leat clearing the vegetation to make way for Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl…

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    8. Valentine’s Day walk on Wigmore Down

      A dozen DPA members met up on Valentine’s Day and walked from just north of Cadover Bridge.  We passed a number of prehistoric remains on the way to Dewerstone and then walked down into the Meavy valley , joining the West Devon Way to Clearbrook and up again via Hoomeavy to Wigford Down where we…

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    9. Drake’s (Plymouth) Leat finished!

      Friday 8th January 2016 – the DPA Conservation Team reached another landmark by finishing the clearance work along Drake’s Leat that brought water into Plymouth on 24th April 1591.  We had started with bracken cutting on 16th June 2015.  Bearing in mind that we had cancelled three work days before Christmas due to bad weather,…

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    10. Roborough Common Butterfly Habitat Conservation Project – 30th October 2015

      As part of an on-going  programme of improving habitat for endangered  High Brown and Pearl Bordered fritillary butterflies, Jenny Plackett of The Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project had asked us to carry out a second day of conservation work on Roborough Down, on the slope above the River Tavy to the west of Double Waters….

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