1. 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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    2. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 62

        Wet, wet, wet – that’s Dartmoor at the moment! Hopefully soon we’ll be seeing sunny weather like this again. In the meantime have a go at our quiz that will test your knowledge of Dartmoor and beyond. Week 62 Which place was chosen to represent Dartmoor on a recent set of stamps issued by…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond Week 61

      The recent rain and warmer weather has brought the bluebells on in Dartmoor’s valleys and verges dramatically in the last couple of weeks. This image is from the Dart Gorge a few years ago. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Week 61 According to local legend, who was…

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    4. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 60

      Spring has been really late this year as a result of the cold weather and long dry spell. With the recent rain and warmer weather we are hoping to see in coming on in leaps and bounds. Below  are our 60th weekly quiz and the answers to Week 59. What is the fastest flowing river…

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    5. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 59

      Spring is back today after a very blustery weekend. We hope you all survived intact. Here is this week’s quiz with the answers to Week 58 below. Week 59 Which work of fiction by Michael Jecks is set in the village of Gidleigh? What is the only major city in the world located in two…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 58

      Spring is definitely here on Dartmoor, but the cold weather and lack of rain mean that this year’s grass hasn’t really started to come through yet. The old vegetation is very dry creating a real risk of fire. Please be careful when out and about. As ever the answers to last week’s quiz are below…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 57

      The sun is shining and trees are just coming into leaf on Dartmoor. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Week 57 What utility facility was built in the 1930’s in Mary Tavy that is still in use today? Who wrote the “Astronomical Atlases, Maps & Charts”? Which famous…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 56

      Dartmoor is coming back to life, and so far has missed the snow that has been falling elsewhere. Wrap up warm if you are out, though, as the wind is very chilly. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz is below this weeks questions. Happy Quizzing! Week 56 What recent event in Japan was…

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    9. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 55

      Easter has brought sunshine and the leaves coming out in Dartmoor’s wooded valleys. Today’s wind is biting though, so wrap up warm if you are out walking. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions. Good luck! Week 55 Which Agatha Christie novel written in 1931 uses Belstone as the…

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    10. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 54

      Here are some wild daffodils from Dartmoor for Easter! We hope that you will all enjoy the Easter break and greater freedom to enjoy the outdoors. Week 54 What long distance path passes through Throwleigh village? In which US state is the ski resort of Aspen? In 1987, why did “The New Scientist” report that…

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