1. Dartmoor Matters Issue 206, Autumn 2021

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

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    2. Communications Officer – we’re recruiting!

      COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Passionate about Dartmoor? Since 1883, the Dartmoor Preservation Association has been an independent charity helping to protect and enhance Dartmoor. We are now looking for an enthusiastic, organised and creative Communications Officer, who will take responsibility for the publicity and communications activities, needed to promote the Association and its work. The position will…

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Plant Identification session – Sunday 15th August 2021

      We are running a plant identification session on our land at High House Waste (near Cornwood) on Sunday 15th August. All members who would like to learn more about identifying Dartmoor’s wild plants are very welcome. If you want to know your cotton-grass from your deer-grass get in touch with Hannah Gibbons (DPA Land Manager)…

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    6. Hay Meadows Open Day – Sunday 20th June 11-4

      SUNDAY 20th JUNE – SPECTACULAR HAY MEADOW OPEN DAY Come and see the spectacular species-rich meadows at Dartmoor Preservation Association’s Pudsham Meadows on Sunday 20th June. We are holding an open day and would love it if you could join us! There will be guides in each of the four fields from 11am-4pm, so come…

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    7. Dartmoor Matters 205 – Spring 2021

      The Spring 2021 edition of Dartmoor Matters, our member magazine, is now out

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    8. The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters by Helen Wilson

      One of Dartmoor’s lesser know glories is the extraordinary wood carving to be found in many of it’s churches by the truly remarkable Pinwill sisters.

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    9. New Short Walks programme announced

      We are pleased to announce that dates have now been posted on our Events Calendar for a new Guided Short Walks programme for the rest of the year. These walks will be subject to whatever regulations are in place at the time so booking with the walk leader will be essential. We look forward to…

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    10. Conservation workday dates now available

      We are delighted to announce that the dates for our summer conservation programme are now in our online calendar, under the Events tab. We will mainly be doing surveying work until the bird-nesting season is over, but don’t be shy of giving it a go – it’s good fun and you will learn a new…

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