Woodland tidied up thanks to enthusiastic volunteers

A Dartmoor woodland has been given a tidy-up thanks to a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Working with Dartmoor National Park’s Rangers Ella Briens and Ethan Parsons and Dartmoor Headwaters Project Officer Kerry Smith, the group spent a Sunday morning removing tree guards from a native woodland in the Dean Burn valley near Buckfastleigh. Seventeen volunteers joined Ella, Ethan...

Exhibition celebrates Dartmoor National Park's 70th anniversary 

A free exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of Dartmoor’s designation as a National Park is being held at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. The exhibition, launched today, is being put on with The Dartmoor Trust , a charity run entirely by volunteers which holds a rich archive with thousands of images, audio recordings and videos of Dartmoor’s past. The exhibition...


Ceremonial site walk at Drizzlecombe, Dartmoor's Daughter

Leaving from Plymouth City Centre - full details will be provided in advance of the event
Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 09:00 to 14:30

Join us for a guided walk through an ancient and ritual Dartmoor landscape.

Dartmoor has the largest concentrations of stone rows in Britain as well as 16 stone circles, many standing stones, and burial chambers. Led by Dartmoor’s Daughter, Emma Cunis, walkers will journey together (sometimes in silence and sometimes sharing experiences) through Drizzlecombe ceremonial complex. The best preserved of Dartmoor’s prehistoric ceremonial sites, it includes stone rows, standing stones, the ‘Giant’s Basin’ cairn as well as barrows, cists, and hut circles.

The route will be approx...

Improvements for car parking at Bonehill Down

The parking areas at Bonehill Down have benefited from some recent improvement works, funded by Dartmoor National Park and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).

Three parking places close to Bonehill Rocks have been resurfaced after they’d become badly eroded and gullied. The work was funded by a £1,000 contribution by the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains campaign. Bonehill Down is a...

Denbury school pupils clock up the miles for books and conservation 

Children from a Devon school have raised money for their school library and Donate for Dartmoor by taking on a unique walking challenge. Year Six pupils from Denbury Primary School walked more than 13km from Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor back to their classroom and raised £500. The school's classes are all named after places on Dartmoor so it was apt that pupils of 'Haytor' class walked from the...

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be making a welcome return to Devon in September with a gruelling 115-mile route awaiting some of the world's top cyclists.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September, starting in the new town of Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

The route takes in a number of communities on its way from the South Hams and across...

Health professionals begin "green prescribing trial" at Devon wood

Visiting woodland could be just what the doctor ordered as phase two of a unique “green social prescribing trial for young people” begins

Health professionals have been getting out to a Devon woodland in a unique trial to streamline how GPs refer mental health patients to nature for recovery.

During a standard ten-minute consultation earlier this week, a local GP was for the first...

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

The flora and fauna of a renowned nature reserve is about to be given a huge helping hand by the arrival of six Dartmoor ponies.

The RSPB has teamed up with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust who have arranged for the ponies to be relocated today (April 5) to its headquarters in Bedfordshire where they will help to restore the nature reserve through their natural grazing habits....

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor National Park launched its 'Leave no trace, give nature space' campaign ahead of the...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Leave no trace, give nature space urges Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a new campaign ahead of the Easter weekend, as they and their partners prepare to welcome people back to Dartmoor as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased . 'Leave no trace, give nature space' asks people to think about the positive impact nature and the outdoors has had on their lives during lockdown, and to show compassion and care as they...