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The cast of this years Woodland Panto
Merry Christmas from Moor than meets the eye

12 Dec 2018

Over 80 people braved the rain last Saturday to take part in the Yarner Wood Christmas Pantomime Walk, to discover that there really is more than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s woodlands, even in the winter.They were treated to performances from colourful pantomime characters as they entered the world of Yarnia through an old upcycled wardrobe. There was a lot of audience participation throughout he walk to defeat the wicked Ice Queen and stop her from banning Christmas. Good won out in the end. An...

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Bishop Stapledon on the tors of Dartmoor
Stapledon

17 Sep 2018

MED Theatre have been working with the Guild of St. Lawrence to create a new play exploring the life of Walter Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter. This new community play will be performed on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September at St.Andrew's Church Ashburton. For tickets contact MED Theatre www.medtheatre.co.uk or visit Ashburton Information centre. This play has been part funded through Parishscapes....

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Group shot of the North Hall Dig Team
Unearthing Medieval Dartmoor

01 Aug 2018

A month-long celebration of Widecombe’s medieval past has just reached its conclusion with the end of the final season of excavation at North Hall Manor. The project was kick-started with a series of walks and talks by the Moor Medieval project’s Dr David Stone and members of the DTRG. Guided walks to explore Challacombe, Hutholes, Jordan, Houndtor and Dunnabridge gave participants the opportunity to explore, and learn more about, Dartmoor’s medieval past and attracted over eighty people. As par...

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Looking around the Woodland Festival
Wonderful Woodlands

23 May 2018

Young naturalists got a chance to explore one of Dartmoor's best woodlands at the weekend as part of our Spring Woodland Festival. The Festival was organised so that families could meet wildlife experts, go on guided walks or take part in hands on activities. There were also plenty of other things to enjoy from storytelling and cool jazz to a fabulous barbeque run by the local scouts. Over 200 came along to learn more about Dartmoor's woodland wildlife despite there being plenty of alternative d...

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Dart valley
Job Vacancy

28 Mar 2018

Would you like to work in one of the most distinctive landscapes in the country? This is a unique opportunity to lead a new and exciting project to engage young people with the iconic Dart Valley, on Dartmoor. As part of Moor than meets the eye, our HLF Landscape Partnership scheme, this project will help tell the Dartmoor Story; of how people have lived with and affected the landscape of Dartmoor over 4,000 years.The Dart Valley attracts thousands of visitors each year, putting pressure on its ...

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Private view of Dartmoor Wild and Wondrous exhibition
Wild and Wondrous exhibition

11 Jan 2018

A new exhibition, Dartmoor: a Wild and Wondrous Region, has opened at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. This is the first major review of how Dartmoor has been portrayed in art and the largest exhibition of its kind in a generation. The exhibition contains oil paintings, watercolours, early photographs and postcards from RAMM's own collections as well as loans from British museums and private collections. Many of the works have rarely been seen in public before.The exhibition runs unti...

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Trainees safely fell tree
Are you looking to get into nature conservation work?

21 Dec 2017

As part of Moor than meets the eye's commitment to provide training and skills we have been running a successful programme of training and opportunities for graduates. Many of our trainees have gone on to full time employment in the environmental sector as a result.Natural England is currently recruiting the next four Conservation Assistant Trainees so if you think you would like to be considered then please get in touch. The closing date has been extended to 22nd January so you'll need to act f...

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Recarving the stones
Buckland Beacon’s Ten Commandment Stones restored to former glory

06 Jul 2017

Thanks to a Parishscapes grant and funding from the Dartmoor Communities Fund, the community of Buckland in the moor have been able to restore the Ten Commandment Stones monument on Buckland Beacon. The work has just been completed, having been carried out in two phases by Bath-based conservator and lettering expert Iain Cotton and his team. The first phase, completed in late May, saw the stones cleaned and wrapped in preparation for the restoration work to commence. The second phase of the proc...

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Bluebells at Brimpts Tin Trail

23 May 2017

Take a stroll round the Tin Mines Trail at Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet and enjoy the bluebells that adorn Dartmoor at this time of the year. As well as learning about tin-working in DTRG’s display room, there is an easy walk around the South Mine Trail near the farm and the North Mine Trail on open moorland. Trail guides are available from Brimpts Tearoom and DNPA Information Centres at a cost of £1.50....

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Matt giving a talk about dormice
Understanding Dartmoor's Woodlands

12 May 2017

Local wildlife volunteers and leading researchers got a chance to share what they are doing for Dartmoor’s birds, bats and butterflies as the Dartmoor Woodland Festival got off to a great start on Saturday 6th May at the National Park Headquarters at Parke. It began with a day of lectures highlighting local research into the wildlife of our woods. The day showcased the huge range of work that local volunteers get involved in checking nest boxes, counting butterflies and recording all manner of w...

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