1. Dartmoor Matters 200 Autumn 2019

      The latest, and 200th, issue of our magazine is now out. Read about the controversial decision to allow a telecommunications mast in the Dart valley; 15 years of our conservation work on Dartmoor and how a review of our previous member newsletters and magazines reflect the DPA’s changing priorities and challenges over 6o+ years.

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    2. Dartmoor Matters mailing enclosure

      Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a comment in the “News” section of the most recent edition of our Dartmoor Matters magazine, to the effect that we had enclosed a flyer providing more information on the Newbridge Emergency Services Network mast planning application.

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    3. An evening of word and song, Tavistock 13th September

      Dear Members On 13th September at 7 pm at the Parish Rooms Tavistock there will be an event with Dr Todd Gray MBE in association with Tavistock Branch & Music Section (Devonshire Association) and the Tavistock Subscription Library. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem. Unknown variants of the…

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    4. Open Day at DPA’s Pudsham hay meadows, near Buckland in the Moor

      This Saturday, 8th June will see our hay meadows at Pudsham, near Buckland, open to the public from 2-5pm. This is along with a number of other hay meadows in the Buckland in the Moor area so you can spend the afternoon visiting as many of them as you like. There are even cream teas…

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    5. Blue Ground beetles make the national press

      We were delighted to see that the fame of Dartmoor’s Blue Ground beetle is spreading. These rare beetles, once thought to be extinct in the UK, are present on DPA land at High House Waste, near Cornwood, as well as the sites mentioned in the Guardian article below.

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    6. Fingle Lecture – The Lost Words in Devon

      Hayden Gabriel, who organised the Lost Words in Devon crowd-funding campaign, is speaking at the Fingle Bridge Inn on May 9th, as the latest in the Fingle Lectures series. This should be a fascinating insight into the hard work involved in turning the desire to get a copy of The Lost Words book into as…

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    7. Dartmoor Matters 199 Spring 2019

      Here is the Spring 2019 edition of our magazine Dartmoor Matters. We look at various points of view on the future of ponies on Dartmoor; learn more about the moths on our land at Pudsham; how we are working with the Museum of Dartmoor Life as well as news about the DPA and our conservation…

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    8. DPA submission to Glover Review of National Parks

      As you may remember from an earlier article in 2018 the government commissioned the first major review of National Parks since the passing of the National Parks Act in 1949. The DPA deliberated long and hard before finally submitting our response.

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    9. Dartmoor Matters 198 – Winter 2018/19

      The latest issue of our member magazine is now out. Read a report on the 2018 National Park Societies conference that we hosted. Learn about the memorials to DPA members and friends on DPA land. Learn more about our conservation work to help threatened butterflies….. and much more. Click here to download the magazine.

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    10. Dartmoor-based landscape photographer Anna Curnow makes a splash

      Congratulations to Dartmoor photographer Anna Curnow on being a finalist in the “Celebrating our Oaks” section of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the world’s most prestigious competition for garden, plant and botanical photography. Her lovely photograph “Misty Wistman’s Wood” can be seen on page 4 of today’s “Times”. There is also an…

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