Volunteers needed to continue work on historic tramway

Join Dartmoor National Park Ranger Simon Lee on Sunday 12 June as he leads a team of volunteers to continue working on the popular Templer Way walking route near Haytor. The day runs from 10:30 until 3:30 and starts at the National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor.

The Templer Way follows the route by which granite was taken from the quarries in the Haytor area during the 1800s on an 18...

Safety on Dartmoor Day at Lydford Summer Fair

Safety on Dartmoor Day will be combining with Lydford Summer Fair again this year to provide an excellent day out for all the family on Saturday 28 May.

Come and have a great day out at Lydford Sports Field from 11am to 4pm. There will once again be representatives from Dartmoor National Park, Lydford Gorge National Trust, the emergency services, MoD, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team,...

Local business embarks on 35 mile charity walk

On the 21st May 2016 six JGBM staff will be setting out on what has to be described as a "Gruelling 36.6 mile Adventure" across the barren land of Dartmoor to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Hiking through marshes, crossing rivers and tackling as many as 27 Tors throughout Dartmoor National Park, including the highest Tor on Dartmoor "Yes Tor" and ascending to the dizzy heights of...

Police keeping watch on Dartmoor

Devon and Cornwall Police is teaming up with partner agencies to tackle crime across Dartmoor throughout the summer.

Local officers will be part of a multi-agency operation which aims to prevent and disrupt criminals operating in isolated rural areas, particularly at car parks and beauty spots surrounding the national park.

The moor historically sees a seasonal rise in crime in...

Love Haytor this Valentine’s Day

Join Simon Lee, area Ranger for the Haytor area on one of his regular second Sunday volunteer days at this popular and fascinating site.

Simon’s next second Sunday work day will be on 14 February, Valentine’s Day. So why not show how much you love Dartmoor by joining in with the fun? The day begins at 10.30 and finishes at 3.30.

Conservation work days are a great way of getting...

Orchids and Damselflies thriving on Dartmoor

Habitat management and better summers in recent years have produced large numbers of beautiful and threatened orchids and damselflies on Dartmoor.

Dartmoor National Park (DNP) has been in a management agreement with the landowner of a cluster of haymeadows on the edge of Widecombe-in-the-Moor for over 20 years now. The fields were in urgent need of management, as no hay cut or grazing...

Dartmoor archaeologists need you!

Help Dartmoor National Park Archaeologists and Rangers look after prehistoric stone rows on a two day conservation work project on 19 and 20 August 2015.

Dartmoor’s landscape is among the richest in western Europe in terms of its prehistoric archaeological remains. Dartmoor contains the longest stone row in the world and has the greatest number of archaeological sites out of all the UK...

Fun for all at 38th Dartmoor Folk Festival

The Dartmoor Folk Festival is one of the top family-friendly folk events in the South West.

It provides the perfect opportunity to catch bright new folk acts, high-calibre national and local artists and established performers, all in the foothills of Dartmoor.

Festival events and activities are suitable for all ages, and there is a hugely-successful dedicated children's...

Dartmoor jewel becomes new nature reserve

Seventy hectares of wildlife-rich land close to one of Dartmoor’s most popular recreation sites is set to become a brand new nature reserve thanks to a partnership between Devon Wildlife Trust and the Forestry Commission.

The nature reserve, which is to be called Bellever Moor and Meadow, is owned by the Forestry Commission and is close to the moorland village of Postbridge and the...

Archaeologists return to lost Dartmoor Manor

From Monday 13 July until Saturday 18 July 2015 archaeologists and volunteers will be returning to the site of North Hall Manor in Widecombe-in-the-Moor to continue investigations into this intriguing location.

This will be the second season of excavation. The first phase in 2012 targeted the medieval manor site and revealed wall footings, boundary works and pottery that strongly...