Category Archives: Dartmoor

68th birthday of ‘a people’s charter’

Today is the 68th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Continue reading

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National park award for Dartmoor Derek

Derek Collins of the Dartmoor Preservation Association has won National Parks UK’s Individual Volunteer of the Year award Continue reading

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Centenary of the inscrutable Lis Hawkins

Lis Hawkins, defender of Dartmoor, would have been 100 on 29 October 2017. Continue reading

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Scalloping at Common Wood

Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers cleared vegetation for butterflies at Common Wood. Continue reading

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Smiling in the rain

In pouring rain we dedicated a gate on the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s land at Swincombe to Geoff Sayer, former treasurer and vice-president and true friend of Dartmoor Continue reading

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Inca’s centenary

Inca, my black labrador friend, is 100 years old. Continue reading

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Barbara was always there

My friend Barbara MacDonald would have been 105 today. I remember her devotion to the Dartmoor cause. Continue reading

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