1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Glover Review of National Parks

      In the first major review of its kind since our National Parks were established in 1949, the public is being encouraged to make its views known. This is open to everyone, whether living in a National Park or AONB; a visitor; representing an organisation, or simply caring about the environment, landscape and wildlife. The deadline…

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    8. National Park Societies Conference 2018 “What value our National Parks?”

      National Park Societies Conference 2018  “What value our National Parks?” Friday 5th October 2018 on Dartmoor  

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    9. Saturday 25th August Short Walk cancelled

      We are sorry to report that we have had to cancel the Short Walk scheduled for Saturday 25th August, around Bowerman’s Nose and Jay’s Grave, as the walk leader will be unable to make it. He hopes to be back up and running, well walking really, for the September walk.

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    10. Short Walk 25th July – Foggintor Quarry cancelled

      We are sorry to announce that the short walk scheduled for Wednesday 25th July, to Foggintor Quarry, has been cancelled, as the walk leader has recently had a cataract operation. He should be fully recovered for the next short walk scheduled for 25th August.

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