Dartmoor

One of the finest gardens in England launches crowdfunding campaign to save its future

The Garden House, in Buckland Monachorum, Devon, is reaching out to friends, partners and visitors to ask for their support to help it stay open for generations to come.

The Dartmoor based charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign as part of Crowdfunder.co.uk’s Pay It Forward to raise £20,000 - vital funds it needs to re-open once the COVID 19 health crisis has passed. So far, in...

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor...

Dartmoor launches online 'learning in lockdown' for home education

Dartmoor National Park has launched a new ‘ learning in lockdown ’ digital hub to help inspire and educate people about the National Park's special landscape and what can be found there. The free online resources are aimed at supporting children, parents and teachers as we all continue to observe ' stay at home ' measures due to the Covid-19 emergency. Developed by Dartmoor National Park...

Rangers and police ask people to love Dartmoor and stay at home this weekend

Groups of people visiting Dartmoor for barbecues and people driving over 15 miles to walk their dog– these are just a couple examples of the issues Dartmoor National Park Rangers are with dealing with during the Covid-19 emergency.

As the weekend draws near, Dartmoor National Park and the police are once again asking people to continue to stay home to limit the spread of covid-19 and...

Dartmoor community comes together to establish coronavirus support scheme

The Moretonhampstead Parish Council and Dartmoor charities Wellmoor and Morecare Moretonhampstead have joined forces in order to establish a public Care Line service as part of the local coordinated response to the Coronavirus emergency.

Care Line provides practical and emotional support to anyone who needs it by connecting them with support network of local volunteers or just...

Be a ‘Home Hero’ – stay at home and do your bit to fight pandemic

Dartmoor National Park is asking people to be ‘home heroes’ - to stay at home, help keep each other safe and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Chief Executive Dr Kevin Bishop today thanked people for their co-operation and consideration so far and, as we look towards the bank holiday weekend, urged everyone to continue to do their bit. Continuing to stay at home and make use of...

New film tells story of iconic Hound Tor medieval village

A new film exploring the fascinating history of one of the most famous deserted villages in England has been released by Dartmoor National Park. ‘Medieval Houndtor: A Contested Landscape’ tells the story of Hound Tor Medieval village and celebrates the contribution pioneering female archaeologist Marie Minter made towards our understanding and conservation of Dartmoor’s heritage. The film is...

Moor Otters arts trail postponed

Dartmoor National Park Authority is postponing Moor Otters 2020. The public arts trail and associated events, which aims to raise £60,000 for conservation projects in the National Park, was to be launched on May 27 - World Otter Day. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the imperative need to protect the health and wellbeing of communities, ‘otter spotters’ and businesses, a decision has been...

A victory for local democracy as minister quashes planning permission for controversial Whiddon Down development

Opponents are jubilant at winning an important battle to stall the development of a retail outlet and cafe in open countryside next to the A30 at Whiddon Down. The Secretary of State for Communities, Housing and Local Government has decided to quash the granting of planning permission for the site, fuelling calls for a Public Inquiry.

On appeal, London developer Jack Mann was granted...

Dartmoor National Park presents exhibition of moorland life

An exhibition devoted to the people who make up Dartmoor’s rich tapestry of life will open at Princetown Visitor Centre in January 2020. The visitor centre is hosting award-winning photographer Dianne Jayne Giles’s exhibition 'Working Life on Dartmoor' from 8 January until 25 March. The exhibition showcases photographs captured in black and white and celebrates the people who live in, work in...

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