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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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