Re-opening of Dartmoor Line a proud day for Devon

From Devon Council: The newly restored Dartmoor Line has been officially opened by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP. The reinstated rail line between Okehampton and Exeter is the first to reopen under the Government’s Restoring Your Railway programme, and regular passenger services on the Dartmoor Line will start from this […]

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Adopt a Dartmoor pony for Christmas

It’s the perfect Christmas present! Adopt a Dartmoor pony – and follow its activities all year round! The indigenous Dartmoor pony is now on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s ‘Endangered’ List as it is in danger of extinction. To help fund its work to ensure a future for the traditional […]

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Equine therapy – Dartmoor ponies ‘rescue’ students and mentors

At 7.30am on Saturday 12th May 2018, Dartmoor ponies, George and Smartie, led the way at the start of the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge from Okehampton Army Camp on Dartmoor, in what is one of the biggest outdoors adventure events for young people of all abilities in Britain today. The […]

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10km square of Moorland Fire, Dartmoor

It’s that time of year – we get some sunshine and moorland areas set alight. This weekend, it was the turn of Watern Tor where 10km square was damaged in the blaze yesterday. The Devon fire service received numerous calls to a fire on the moors. Two appliances, one 4×4 […]

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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 ground, have been described as ‘treacherous’ by Devon County Council’s Highways Operations Centre with many roads still impassable. Ice and […]

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