1. 24 July Guided Walk – Cancelled

      Dear all, due to the intense heat, this walk has been cancelled. As there is no shade at all on the walk and hot temperatures are forecast, we are cancelling the walk, we will reschedule it in the spring. Stay safe in the heat and we will see you soon.

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    2. Could you be one of our Board members and help us to protect Dartmoor?

      The DPA is recruiting! Could you be one of our Board members and help us to protect Dartmoor? The Dartmoor Preservation Association has been helping to protect and enhance Dartmoor for nearly 140 years. We have a long history as a campaigning organisation, and we’re now needed more than ever to fight the threats facing…

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    3. Wild Camping on Dartmoor

      This case is almost unbelievable at a time when the benefits from time spent outside enjoying nature are more important than ever before. The DPA has been providing information to help the Dartmoor National Park Authority fight this case. We have a proud history of promoting public access to Dartmoor and will assist wherever we…

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    4. We are recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer

      The Dartmoor Preservation Association has been protecting the unique and inspiring landscape of Dartmoor since 1883. With a supportive membership and a small but dedicated team, the charity is now in a strong position to grow and develop its work further to campaign on the issues affecting the moor now and in the future. We…

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    5. The DPA and the Climate Crisis

      As the world awaits the outcome of COP26, this is an appropriate time to state the DPA’s position on the climate crisis.  Internally, we are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Amongst other things, we are continuing our working from home policy and reducing the hours spent in the office, so as…

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    6. Response to the DNPA Byelaws Consultation

      In September 2021, the Dartmoor National Park Authority announced that it will be revising Dartmoor’s byelaws and announced that a public consultation on its draft proposals was underway.

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    7. Graham Wall, DPA Vice-Chairman

      It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Vice-Chairman Graham Wall. Graham passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday 10th October 2021. As well as his planning expertise, from his time at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Graham brought a depth of knowledge about Dartmoor to his roles…

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    8. Dartmoor Matters Issue 206, Autumn 2021

      Our latest magazine, Issue 206 of Dartmoor Matters is now available.

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    9. Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat

      This year’s Dartmoor Society conference will be discussing peat restoration on Dartmoor; Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat will be held at Charter Hall, Okehampton on Friday 12 November. 

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    10. Biodiversity in the UK: boom or bust

      The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on ‘Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust’, which calls for the Government to conserve and restore UK biodiversity and ecosystems. The report is published amid grave concern that of the G7 countries, the UK has the lowest level of biodiversity remaining. The MPs…

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