1. Update on Walks and Events

      In the light of current government advice we are reviewing our current walks programme and will announce our decision soon. In the meantime the walks due to take place on 29th March and 18th April have been postponed, probably until the autumn. We will let you know the new dates in due course.  

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    2. Farming Dartmoor – a photographic record by Damian Bird

      We are delighted to announce that Farming Dartmoor, a photographic record of a year spent with six family-run Dartmoor farms, by documentary stills photographer Damian Bird, is being launched on Saturday 7th March, 6pm at the Forest Inn, Hexworthy. The DPA is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the book and we are…

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    3. Dartmoor Management Plan Review

      Dartmoor National Park Authority have been developing a new Management Plan for Dartmoor to replace the 5-year Plan that is coming to an end. The Plan determines how Dartmoor will be managed over the coming years.

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    4. Triple Stone Row walk, Sunday 10th February Cancelled

      We have cancelled the walk on Sunday 10th February as very severe weather is forecast.

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    5. New Year, New You – the Dartmoor way

      January sees many of us making resolutions to get fitter, lose weight, do our bit for the environment and so on. Sadly many of these good intentions will fall by the wayside as we find them hard work and not much fun. What if there was a way to help keep yourself active, enjoy the…

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    6. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Wishing all our members and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The DPA office will only be staffed on a few occasions from close of play on Wednesday 18th December until Monday 6th January 2020. We will be checking email regularly and can deal with anything urgent if possible. To get us…

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    7. Dartmoor Matters Issue 201 Winter 2019-2020

      Our Winter 2019/2020 issue of Dartmoor Matters has now been published. In it we celebrate 70 years since the Parliament passed the Act setting up National Parks. We have asked a range of voices from Dartmoor and further afield “What do you think of our National Parks?” For their answers please click here.

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    8. A new challenge at the Pony Drift sale on Dartmoor

      In 2018 DEFRA change the legislation outlining the passporting of equines. For the first time it was required that a semi-wild pony auctioned at the traditional Drift Sale and leaving Dartmoor must be given a full paper passport before it can leave the Sale field. It also demanded that the paper passport included a silhouette…

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    9. Ausewell Woods appeal

      After the successful partnership between the Woodland Trust and National Trust to buy Fingle Woods and begin a landscape scale restoration of important oak woodland they now have the opportunity to run a similar project at Ausewell Woods in the Dart valley

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    10. 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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