1. DPA Virtual Short Walk – 25 Feb – Wistman’s Wood

      Tuesday 25th February – This became a “Virtual Walk” due to a weather forecast of very heavy rain. We were meant to meet in the car park of the Two Bridges Hotel to walk to Wistman’s Wood. Arrangements had been made with the hotel for parking and lunch afterwards. The hotel is marked as the…

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond Week 10

      It is lovely to able able to see some more of the Moor now and summer is coming on. Week 10 Which moor was the scene of a series of devasting fires in 2019, which destroyed about 700 hectares (1,700 acres) of moorland and took four days to put out? What river runs along the…

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    3. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 9

        We are now at week 9 of our quiz and visitors are beginning to make their way back onto Dartmoor. Please be extra careful on the roads at the moment as there are lots of foals and ponies around.  They’ve got used to the roads being much quieter. Our picture this week is the…

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    4. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 8

      Welcome back for, unbelievably, the eight in our series of weekly quizzes. The hedgerows in Dartmoor lanes are in full flower now and buzzing with insect life. Week 8 In which year was the first satellite launched into space? In what year was the last battle fought on British soil? What cycle way passes through…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 7

        The leaves are out on the oaks in Dartmoor’s wooded river valleys. Spring is well and truly here. Here are a few more questions to tease your brains whilst you are waiting to get out on the moor again. Week 7 quiz  In which modern-day country was the physicist and chemist Marie Curie born?…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 6

      May is here and Dartmoor is greening up at quite a pace. As before the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Hope you enjoy it and a big thank you to Julia who sets the quiz every week. Week 6 Who composed “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” What parts of…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 5

        We hope you are enjoying the quiz  – this week we’ve branched out into a photo question!   As ever the answers to last week are below this weeks questions. Week 5 From what point on Dartmoor was this photo taken? What was the real name of Mark Twain? Whortleberries grow on Dartmoor but…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 4

      We start this week with a photograph from 2015 showing ponies amongst the remnants of swaled gorse, on the hills above Widecombe. We hope that you are enjoying the quiz and that it is being fun learning about Dartmoor and the wider world. The answers to last week’s quiz are at the bottom of this…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond quiz – Week 3

      Hope you got on well with last week’s quiz. The answer’s are below this week’s questions. Spring is well on the way on the moor so above is a picture from a few years ago of a carpet of celandine and moss clothing the ground beside a granite wall in the Dart valley. Week 3…

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    10. 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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