Dartmoor National Park

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...

Public toilets reopen on parts of Dartmoor

Authored by Mary

Toilets owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority have reopened. Following comprehensive risk assessments, toilets have reopened at: • Haytor (the accessible toilet only – the male and female ones remain closed) • Dartmeet • Venford Reservoir (the accessible toilet and male toilets only – the female loos remained closed) • Meldon Reservoir. They are open seven days a week. The layout of the...

38 Degrees celebrates Campaign for National Parks 80th Anniversary in Dartmoor National Park

Authored by John Grace

On Saturday 30th July campaigning organisation 38 Degrees and the charity Campaign for National Parks are celebrating our nation’s most beautiful landscapes. They're hosting free organised walks and natural art workshops at every national park in England, Scotland and Wales. We’re delighted to announce that Dartmoor National Park will be part of the celebrations!

80 years ago a...

The hills come alive with the sound of celebration

On Saturday 30th July campaigning organisation 38 Degrees and the charity Campaign for National Parks are celebrating our nation’s most beautiful landscapes. They're hosting free organised walks and natural art workshops at every national park in England, Scotland and Wales.

80 years ago a group of people came together to launch a campaign get these magnificent places protected. These events across the country celebrate this incredible achievement, and the things that can be done when people work together. The theme for the events is 'inspired by nature', and brings...

Volunteers needed to continue work on historic tramway

Authored by Mary

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...

Government cash for Dartmoor cycling plans

Authored by JamesM

Ambitious proposals to improve cycling access to Dartmoor National Park have received £4.4 of Government funding today.

Devon County Council and Dartmoor National Park, who are leading the successful bid, have welcomed the announcement by the Department for Transport.

The project will open up access to the moor by improving and completing a number of multi-use trails on...

250,000 civil servants strike across UK on 'Budget Day'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

250,000 civil servants are on strike across the UK on Wednesday as part of nationwide action from the sector's union, PCS....

Chancellor delivers budget 'for our aspiration nation'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Chancellor, George Osborne delivered his 2013 budget today in the House of Commons, calling it "a budget for our aspiration nation".

To a packed and noisily partisan Commons chamber, Osborne was forced to announce that the forecast for growth had been downgraded to 0.6% for 2014, a cut of 50% from the Autumn Statement figure, predicted back in December.

Among the key...

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