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    1. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 44

      Apologies that this week’s questions got overlooked, especially if you were looking for the answers to Week 43! Better late than never here it is. Week 44 What highway stretches from Laredo in Mexico to Panama City? Which ragtime pianist composed “The Entertainer”? In what village is the ancient Burdon Manor House? Who became the…

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    2. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 39

      We are doing things a little differently this week. The answers to Week 38 will be below this weeks questions. There will then be a new set of questions appear each of the following two weeks to keep you busy over the festive period, but you will have to wait until the New Year for…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond Week 10

      It is lovely to able able to see some more of the Moor now and summer is coming on. Week 10 Which moor was the scene of a series of devasting fires in 2019, which destroyed about 700 hectares (1,700 acres) of moorland and took four days to put out? What river runs along the…

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    4. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 7

        The leaves are out on the oaks in Dartmoor’s wooded river valleys. Spring is well and truly here. Here are a few more questions to tease your brains whilst you are waiting to get out on the moor again. Week 7 quiz  In which modern-day country was the physicist and chemist Marie Curie born?…

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Our Land Holdings

      The DPA owns four pieces of land on Dartmoor. All were bought to preserve their special qualities. There are two areas of open moor (Sharpitor and Swincombe), one enclosed area of moorland and woodland (High House Waste) and one enclosed area of hay meadows (Pudsham).

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    9. First DPA short walk – 22 attended

      Wednesday 25th January saw the first in the new programme of short walks take place. Like all the DPA walks over the years, these shorter walks are also free. We met in the car parks at Norsworthy Bridge, with 20 people registered, although three cancelled the night before due to forecast icy roads to the…

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    10. Butterfly Conservation workday on Roborough Common

      Another day on Roborough Common for the All Moors Threatened Butterfly Conservation project on Monday 23rd January 2017 This project has now received Heritage Lottery funding which enables 2 new members of staff, Simon Phelps and Megan Lowe to work with Jenny Plackett improving butterfly habitat on Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors, full details  – …

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