Working together to keep Dartmoor special

Authored by Mary

Nature and wildlife are starting to recover at a much-loved Dartmoor beauty spot thanks to emergency powers aimed at reducing fly camping and anti-social behaviour. Dartmoor National Park introduced a short-term ban on camping at Bellever/Riddon Ridge to protect public health, nature and wildlife, and employed National Park Marshals to support Rangers with on-the-ground engagement. Although...

Best Campsites to Visit in Devon

Authored by Mike Page

As an overlander, you are passionate about the outdoors and reaping the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Still, after a long way of driving through the U.K. and getting to Devon, you may want to kick the brakes and relax for the night.

However, since you can’t just camp in unauthorized places, here are some of the best campsites that you can pull over in Devon.

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  • Emergency powers used to stop camping at Bellever

    Authored by News Desk

    Following a dramatic increase in fly-camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority is taking decisive action to protect public health, wildlife and nature. The Authority has introduced powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) to stop large numbers of people treating Bellever (Riddon Ridge) as an informal campsite and to give the site time to recover. The camping ban comes into force from...

    Architecture students help to create unique camping experience on the Dartington estate

    Authored by News Desk

    The Tiny House – a striking new eco-pod designed by students from the University of Plymouth – has been unveiled on the Dartington estate in South Devon.

    Created using materials from the 1,200-acre estate, the building has also been finished to a high standard by the students in conjunction with the Dartington Hall Trust’s own craft education programme.

    The project is led by...

    Enjoying the great outdoors? Beware of silent killer

    Authored by George Dawson

    With the summer festival season in full flow people in Devon are being warned to keep safe from the silent killer.

    Gas distribution business Wales & West Utilities is warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from camping stoves and barbeques and is asking parents to make sure their festival-going teenagers are well aware of the risks before they set off on their camping...

    Ten Tors teams finish amid tough conditions

    Authored by JamesM

    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...

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