Category Archives: wild country

A seventieth birthday gift?

The government’s review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty looks positive. We must make sure it is. Continue reading

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The Dartmoor reservoir saga, 40 years ago

It is 40 years since I gave evidence at the public inquiry into the Roadford reservoir scheme, countering the alternative sites which were on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Have a wander in the waste

The Dartmoor Preservation Association has published a guide to High House Waste. Continue reading

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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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Would the Llandegley wind turbines be legal?

A beautiful part of Powys is threatened by wind turbines, but would they be legal? 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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