Dartmoor

Grants up for grabs for Dartmoor communities

Community groups are invited to apply for funding that’ll help them deliver projects which celebrate all that’s great about Dartmoor. Following on from the recent Moor than meets the eye-funded Parishscapes project, similar funding is now available so communities can develop projects that are important to their area’s history and heritage. • Conserve, enhance or celebrate the cultural,...

Free talk on 'nature friendly' hill farming

Dartmoor farmers are invited to a free talk which focuses on how nature-friendly hill farms can be more profitable. Chris Clark, co-author of report ‘ Less is more: Improving profitability and the natural environment in hill and other marginal farming systems ’ is hosting the event which has been organised by Dartmoor Hill Farm Project. The event is taking place at the Two Bridges Hotel,...

Free family event: Make 3D Graffiti

10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm. Free, drop-in event.

Join us for a fun event this half-term holiday. You can bring the family and get creative with colours - stencil, cut and fold to make moving letters, shapes and symbols. Help craft an amazing 3D graffiti model in our gallery space! This event is part of the Masters of Invention exhibition wi with craft and design works based on street art styles, here at the Guild in Bovey Tracey.

Under 12s supervised please.

01626 832223 www.crafts.org.uk

Jimmy Frost backs Walk for Widecombe community fundraiser as preparations gather pace

Preparations for LOVE Devon’s first fundraising event, the sponsored ‘Walk for Widecombe’ on Sunday 16th September, are gathering pace, with walkers starting to register in earnest, including former Grand National winning jockey Jimmy Frost and his daughter, champion jockey and LOVE Devon ambassador Bryony Frost. The walk will also be followed by a fun-packed family afternoon for walkers and...

Rangers ask people to ‘Love Moor Life’ in new campaign

Dartmoor Rangers are launching a new campaign asking people to Love Moor Life and follow their new ‘Ranger Code’.

The new Ranger Code asks visitors to the National Park to follow six simple steps to help them look after this special landscape and protect the wildlife and livestock that live on Dartmoor.

As an extra incentive, there is the added bonus that if they spot people...

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Extended Diploma Film students work with international directing duo Zhang + Knight

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Film, Animation & Media Production) students from Plymouth College of Art recently took advantage of an opportunity to work with directing duo Zhang + Knight on a music video for FRIEND London, an agency that has produced commercials, online content, short films, and music videos, for clients including Google, Adidas, and Nike.

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Fun packed Dartmoor Summer Fair

Join in a great family day out at the Dartmoor Summer Fair on Saturday 29 July. The National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown is celebrating National Parks Week with a great line up of guests, stalls and activities to fill your day.

There’s a fantastic opportunity for Otter Spotters to meet up to six Moor Otters who will be getting together on the day! Go on the Moor Otters Trail and...

Public behaviour ruins a great weekend on Dartmoor

The fantastic sunny weekend we have just experienced here in the south west has seen thousands of people enjoying the outdoors and all that it has to offer. But whilst this weather provides a welcome boost to the local economy, the selfish behaviour of some people can potentially put people’s lives at risk.

At Spitchwick and Deeper Marsh cattle grid gateways were blocked and vehicles...

Moor Otters auction goes live

After an extremely successful launch at Bovey Castle last week, the Moor Otters can now be bid for online.

Bidding for all 100 Moor Otters opened on 1 June 2017.

Thirty of these, nicknamed the ‘Golden Otters’, will go on to a live auction hosted by Bearnes Hampton Littlewood on 30 September ’17, taking bids from the results of the online auction.

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Be Moor aware of new life on Dartmoor

The breeding season for moorland birds on Dartmoor coincides with the lambing season and, with the arrival of spring, the moorland will be full of new life, so it is particularly important for all of us to be Moor aware.

Many visitors and local people exercise their dogs when enjoying Dartmoor. Although a dog may not be actively chasing livestock, its presence can still cause...

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