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An Open Letter to the Peatland Partnership

18th February, 2021 Dear Colleagues, Recent events on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor, including the damming of the Higher Phillpotts Peat Pass, have raised…

Dartmoor: A Fair Deal for the Hills – a film by Chris Chapman and Kate King

In recognition of the efforts of many people to maintain a healthy balance of habitats and farming interests on the Dartmoor Commons, it seems a good …

Report on Virtual Annual General Meeting held on 21st October 2020

Thank you to all members who returned their voting forms for the 2020 Virtual AGM. Apart from a couple of abstentions, respondents voted in favour of …

Response to News Item in The Times, 18th September – Removal of Sheep from Okehampton Commons

You may have seen recent press reports regarding Natural England requiring all sheep to be removed from Okehampton Commons over the winter. This, of …

Virtual AGM 2020

We had hoped to be able to hold our postponed AGM in the autumn, possibly as an outdoor event. However, as the rules stand and with the threat of a se…

Revised Comments on the Draft Dartmoor National Park Management Plan 2020–2025

The revised comments below were recently submitted to Dartmoor National Park by our Acting Chairman, Alan Endacott, as The Dartmoor Society’s of…

Comments on the Draft Dartmoor National Park Management Plan 2020–2025

The comments below were recently submitted to Dartmoor National Park by our Acting Chairman, Alan Endacott, as The Dartmoor Society’s official r…

AGM postponed

Given current advice regarding the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Executive Committee have decided that the forthcoming AGM and talk by Eamon Crow…

Higher Shilstone – Memories of a Medieval Farmstead on Dartmoor

On the afternoon of Saturday 15th February, 55 attendees struggled through some very difficult weather conditions created by storm “Dennis&rdq…

Proposed Bid for “Beeching Reversal Fund” – Comments Needed by Friday 28th February

Dartmoor Society member Tony Hill writes: “Just in case you haven’t already seen, the Government has given more details of the process for…

Seasonal Greetings

On behalf of our Vice Chairman Alan Endacott and the Executive Committee we would all like to give sincere thanks to everyone who has supported the …

Dartmoor Society Research Lecture 2019

It was a record breaker when 100 people congregated in the upstairs function room of the Dolphin Hotel Bovey Tracey on the 15th November to hear the…