New police appeal to trace last movements of woman and son who died at Haytor

A group of cyclists could hold vital information for detectives trying to establish the last movements of Katherine Hooper and her son Joshua.

Katherine Hooper, 24, and her five-year-old son Joshua died after falling from rocks on Friday 12 July. Police discovered the body of her two-year-old son Sam at her home in Dukes Close, Paignton later that day.

A murder investigation...

Packed programme for Dartmoor Folk Festival

Top local and national artists will headline at the 36th Dartmoor Folk Festival, which will be held at South Zeal, near Okehampton, on August 9, 10 and 11.

Artists announced, to date, include: Jim Moray, Old Swan Band, Brendan Power and Tim Edey, Trio Threlfall, Lauren McCormick Band, Peter and Barbara Snape, Gadarene, Keith Donnelly, Dartmoor Pixie Band, Tony...

Appeal to trace mother and son's last movements at Haytor

Detectives investigating the death of a mother and son at Haytor will be returning to Dartmoor one week after the tragic event to appeal for the public’s help to establish the pair’s last movements.

Katherine Hooper, 24, and her five-year-old son Joshua died after falling from rocks last Friday (12 July). Police later discovered the body of her two-year-old son Sam at her home in...

Climbs and sprints announced for Devon Stage of The Tour

Devon County Council has announced more details of the Devon Stage of this year’s Tour of Britain.

Stage Six of this year’s Tour on Friday 20 September will start in Sidmouth and finish at Haytor in Dartmoor National Park, as the race celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Devon will be making history by hosting the first ever summit finish in the modern era of the race....

Sunday Rover ticket offers unlimited travel to Dartmoor

The popular Dartmoor Sunday Rover ticket will be available again throughout this summer, starting from this weekend.

The ticket enables people to enjoy the benefits of unlimited travel on bus and rail services linking to Dartmoor and the surrounding area every Sunday until mid September.

The ticket is valid on the following services:

  • All Stagecoach South West
  • ...

South West Equine Protection receive go ahead for equestrian centre

Westcountry Land has secured planning permission for a brand new equestrian centre for South West Equine Protection (SWEP).

The charity helps moorland ponies from Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor who are suffering from neglect or injury. Staff rescue, treat and rehome ponies on a loan scheme and are currently working in a number of different yards around Yelverton.

The new equestrian...

Ten Tors teams finish amid tough conditions

The first teams began crossing the finishing line in this year's Ten Tors challenge on Sunday morning (12 May) with the last arriving some three quarters of an hour beyond the usual finish time of 5pm.

The first to finish was a team from Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol at appoximately 9.40am.

Weather conditions with rain and restricted visibility prevailing, were...

Teams prepare for annual Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor

Approximately 400 teams from across the South West will undertake the annual Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor this weekend.

The teams of young people who are drawn from schools, colleges, cadet squadrons, scout and guide groups and independent organisations across the region, have been training hard for the challenge. They will be arriving today (Friday 10 May) ahead of the start of the...

Warning to motorists after opportunistic Dartmoor theft

Motorists are being urged not to leave valuables on show in their vehicles when visiting beauty spots in Devon and Cornwall.

The warning comes from police after thieves targeted a vehicle on Dartmoor on Monday 6 May.

Thieves forced the door of the locked Nissan Micra in a car park between Poundsgate and Dartmeet around 6pm and stole a handbag. The handbag contained a driving...

Helicopter rescues seven boys lost on Dartmoor

Seven 14-year-old boys from a school in Wiltshire have been rescued by helicopter after getting lost on Dartmoor while practicing for the Ten Tors challenge.

The teenagers were located safe and well by the police helicopter from Exeter after losing their way in low cloud. They were found on the moor near Great Kneeset having called police for assistance at approximately 4.30pm on...