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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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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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Performers on stage as the Miss Varwells at Throwleigh
"But you must believe in Pixies if you live in Throwleigh"

29 Mar 2017

On 23rd March, members of Throwleigh parish (and some from across the border!) performed the Parishscapes-funded ‘Miss Varwell’s Throwleigh’ written and directed by Throwleigh resident Jon Bell. The performance told the story of two unmarried sisters, Emmie and Michael Varwell, who arrived in 1909 to set up home in Throwleigh. In 1938 one of the sisters, Emmie, wrote a book, ‘Throwleigh, The Story of a Dartmoor Village’. In it Emmie describes her love of the landscape and the history of the ar...

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Meeting with Platform One to look at Welcome to Widecombe Project
Welcome to Widecombe project takes shape

14 Mar 2017

The Welcome to Widecombe project is beginning to take shape. Designers, Platform One have now been appointed to take the interpretation brief and develop it into information displays, leaflet and walks booklets. The brief was developed over the last year with members of the local community representing local business, the Parish Council and the History Group. The project has been championed by the Reverend Geoffrey Fenton and supported by Andy Bailey from the Moor than meets the eye team. David ...

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Speaker at Victorian Symposium
Shedding more light on Victorian Dartmoor

14 Mar 2017

Around eighty people gathered at Dartmoor National Park Authority’s headquarters at Parke on Saturday 11th March for the first ever symposium on Victorian Dartmoor. The free event, which was part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Moor than meets the eye (MTMTE) scheme attracted academic speakers from the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter as well as renowned local history researchers and archaeologists. MTMTE Community Heritage Officer and event organiser, Emma Stockley expl...

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