Tag Archives: Dartmoor

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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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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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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Huccaby memorial to Dartmoor campaigners

I joined three generations of Sayers to dedicate a memorial to Guy and Sylvia Sayer at Huccaby chapel on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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A casual appointment

Forty years ago I was interviewed for the Dartmoor National Park Committee, in a very different process from today’s.

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A brief escape to Common Wood

While Brexit raged in parliament 13 volunteers sought refuge in working for butterflies on Common Wood, Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Devon Ramblers’ golden day

I joined Devon Ramblers to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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