1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. DPA Short Walk – 25th May – Powdermills

      Finally, the DPA Short Walks group gets a real walk done, after the pandemic restrictions. This was a longer than normal walk of about 5.2 miles. There were 27 in the group starting from the car park and visitor Centre in Postbridge in overcast conditions. There had been some email discussion the day before concerning…

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    6. About us

      The Dartmoor Preservation Association is a charity founded in 1883 to preserve the unique character of Dartmoor. This blog features news and comments from DPA staff and members. It is not necessarily the official view of the DPA.

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