Drivers urged not to drive on Dartmoor

Drivers are being urged not to drive on roads across Dartmoor and Exmoor as the clear up operation continues. Road conditions on the National Parks’ road network, especially on higher […]

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If you really want to Christmas shop, why not go the charitable route?

Happy to promote any charities in the run-up to Christmas. Here’s a start with info from The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) which is a registered charity committed to preserving the Dartmoor […]

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Police promote safe driving at Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   On Saturday 24 June, a large scale Special Constabulary led policing operation took place on Dartmoor National Park to help combat the causes of […]

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Ponies help challenged youngsters on Dartmoor

There’s a great therapeutic power to working with animals, who are non-judgemental creatures compared to humans. On Saturday 6th May 2017, 18 teenagers with a range of challenging life issues from […]

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Dartmoor Ponies Help Teens

Lots of people benefit from the therapeutic natures of animals, so it is heart-warming to hear this tale of three Dartmoor Ponies used to help teenagers who themselves face some […]

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Tackling Rural Crime Across Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: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 […]

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Research to Support #Dartmoor Ponies

To safeguard the future of ponies (which, let’s face it are a major attraction for visitors) on Dartmoor, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) has brought together Natural England, Dartmoor […]

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#Dartmoor Ponies Remain Important

  Dartmoor ponies at the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve © Freya Womersley Dartmoor ponies are widely recognised as a key part of the culture and identity of Dartmoor. Along […]

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#Okehampton Line on Agenda

The Coalition Government has confirmed that they will work with Network Rail to examine how the railway line from Exeter to Plymouth via Okehampton can be re-opened.   The Government […]

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Pony Killed at Dartmoor

Grim news from Dartmoor, which follows reports of similar equine attacks in the last twelve months. Horse owners will want to be vigilant. A 2 month old pony was found […]

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Massive Dartmoor Gorse Fire

Yesterday’s gorse fire near Okehampton destroyed 1482 acres of moorland (around 6 kilometres). The fire was close to Chat Tor.  Crews set to work using beaters. Good progress was made […]

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Death on Dartmoor

At shortly after 10.00am today (2nd February), Police were called to Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor, where a male who was described as being in a distressed state was seen on […]

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Devon Farmer Fined following Quad Bike Death

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Plymouth Crown Court […]

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Dartmoor’s Blanket Bog at Risk of Declining

Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change. Research […]

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