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...

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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...

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Visitors urged look but do not touch Dartmoor’s ponies

The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society and the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust have issued a joint statement urging visitors to the moors to enjoy pony herds from a distance, after some have been seen to be carrying strangles.

Strangles is a highly contagious and difficult to manage bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It can be spread through direct contact with affected...

£10k funding boost for Dartmoor communities

Dartmoor National Park Authority has welcomed a funding boost to help it support communities as they respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to £10,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund , Dartmoor National Park will be able to bring organisations together and provide them with training and support so they can build stronger communities for the future. The Authority will do...

Ordnance Survey launches front cover photo competition for new OS Explorer Dartmoor map

OS is running a contest to find a new front cover image for its popular OL 28 Dartmoor Explorer map.

The competition, run in conjunction with Dartmoor National Park, intends to find a beautiful image to represent the picturesque moorland in 2021.

It is being held to commemorate 70 years of National Parks.

The contest is open to any walker or photography enthusiast...

Thank you for staying safe, says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park has thanked everyone for following the stay at home guidance and has asked that people continue to ‘think twice’ before travelling for exercise. The plea comes as more than 80,000 deaths were recorded and follows a statement from Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty on national alert levels . Staying at home and making use of spaces from the doorstep is a simple and...

Dartmoor National Park issues guidance for visits during festive period

Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking to designated car parks and respecting access rights. The call comes following...

Snow expected on Dartmoor

Snow is forecast on Dartmoor and other areas of high ground across Devon overnight.

With the possibility of up to 14cm of snow on Dartmoor, Devon’s gritters heading onto roads across the moor will be fitted with ploughs when they roll-out later this evening (Thursday 3 December). Other areas of high ground across the county are more likely to see only a light dusting of snow and...

RSPCA and fire services rescue deer caught in netting near Dartmoor Zoo

The RSPCA and fire services rescued a wild deer which was stuck in electrical fencing near Dartmoor Zoo in Devon on Saturday 10 October.

Inspector Becky Wadey and Animal Rescue Officer (ARO) Simon Kite along with the Camelshead technical rescue team from Devon and Cornwall Fire Service attended to help rescue the poor deer.

Inspector Beccy Wadey said: “The deer had become...