Category Archives: Dartmoor

Whose legs were those?

Forty years ago today I went for my first job interview with a national organisation, the Council (now Campaign) for National Parks. Fiona Reynolds was the successful candidate. Continue reading

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Dartmoor’s doers

On the final day of Volunteers’ Week I pay tribute to the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s Conservation Volunteers. Continue reading

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Dear Prince Charles …

Forty years ago today the late Vole magazine published my open letter to Prince Charles. Continue reading

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Lens in lockdown

I was delighted to judge the Devon Ramblers’ photo competition, a contribution to national Volunteers Week. Continue reading

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Those inimitable twins

Remembering my friends Oz and Geoff Sayer on what would have been their ninetieth birthday Continue reading

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A TV opportunity

My first TV interview was 40 years ago, the day the first Dartmoor Commons Bill was rejected by parliament. Continue reading

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Dartmoor’s Burnard

The founder of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, Robert Burnard, died 100 years ago today. Continue reading

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Finale for All the Moor Butterflies

The three-year All the Moor Butterflies project has ended, but we must all still care for butterflies and moths. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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My bird year 2019

I saw 116 bird species and heard another three this year. Continue reading

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