Posts for South Devon

Electric car point installed on Dartmoor

An electric car charge point has been installed at Haytor car park – the most remote publicly accessible charging point on Dartmoor. Dartmoor National Park is leading the way in tackling the climate and ecological emergency, which includes helping people with electric cars to charge up their vehicles when visiting. […]

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First phase of Dawlish sea wall completed

The Government reckons the completion of the first phase of a new seawall at Dawlish ensures an integral rail link for passengers and business across the South West is protected for “generations to come”. I’d beg to differ, suggesting that the Dawlish service is often out of action in winter […]

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Dartmoor car park closed for resurfacing

The car park at Postbridge Visitor Centre will close for five days for essential resurfacing works. Work starts on Monday 21 September and is scheduled to finish on Friday 25 September. The visitor centre and public toilets will remain open. While works take place people should find alternative car parks […]

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Body of 16 year old boy found on Devon beach

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at around 6.20am on Saturday 22 August with reports that a body had been found on the beach near Orcombe Point in Exmouth. Emergency services attended the scene and a 16-year-old local boy was sadly declared deceased. The death is not being […]

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New Dartmoor walks to introduce people to the area

A series of ‘Welcome to Dartmoor’ walking routes have been launched to introduce people to Dartmoor’s history, heritage and habitats. Dartmoor National Park Authority has developed routes to encourage less confident walkers to explore the National Park and understand the landscape they’re seeing. Each walk gives people opportunities to eat […]

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Nature and wildlife begin to recover after Dartmoor camping ban

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 […]

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Dartmoor river rescue this morning …

Fire engines from Ashburton and Buckfastleigh were mobilised to Dartmoor this morning along with a specialist rescue team from Camels Head to reports of two people stranded on an island located in a river near Aish Tor. Rangers from Dartmoor National Park and Ambulance crews also attended. The two casualties […]

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Funding for Chagford bellringers to keep up a Devon tradition

The tradition of bell ringing Devon style looks set for a bright future thanks to Chagford Bellringers. Dartmoor National Park Authority has given the bellringers of St Michael the Archangel, Chagford, £1,900 from its Parishscapes Grant Fund so volunteers can train ringers of the future and preserve a unique piece […]

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Try ‘clogging’ to keep our countryside clean

From Dartmoor National Park: Dartmoor National Park has teamed up with Planet Earth Games to help people connect with nature, look after it and get healthy at the same time. Whether you’re looking to do something a little different, want to get fitter, or simply want to care for the […]

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Worrying attacks on livestock on Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police: In the last five years there have been 500 attacks from dogs on livestock in Devon and Cornwall with year on year increases being reported by farmers. This part of Dartmoor has some of the highest number of reports to police in the county. It […]

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