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Dartmoor’s temperate rainforests: past, present and future.

Over 100 people attended our day of talks at the Fingle Bridge Inn on Friday 11 November 2023 Thank you to everyone who was there and especially to th…

Landscapes of Extraction: Dartmoor to West Penwith – steps towards Culture and Nature in balance.

Report on the talk by Tom Greeves to the joint CAS and DAS symposium, Landscapes of Extraction: how the raising of metal, stone, and earth has shaped …

Belstone Botanical Walk: July 2022

Last year Bill Murray organised a walk from Belstone led by Andrew Terry and accompanied by other botanists, Endymion Beer, Hilary Marshall and Janet …

Current approaches to peatland restoration on Dartmoor.

On Wednesday 20 September we organised a talk at Belstone Village Hall to hear more about the current approaches to peatland restoration on Dartmoor.…

A tribute to Tanya Welch who was secretary of the Dartmoor Society from 2011 – 2020

It is with sadness this week that we learn of the death of Tanya Welch who served as secretary of the Dartmoor Society from 2011 to 2020. As well as p…

Letter to MP’s by Alan Endacott

In April 2023 Alan Endacott, former chair of the Dartmoor Society, wrote to MP’s raising his concerns about the proposals to remove livestock f…

Visit to Corndonford Farm HQ of the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association

by Annabel Crowley Members of the Dartmoor Society spent a fascinating afternoon with the Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony (FDHP), on Wednesday 10 M…

Wild Camping Discussion 29 March Moretonhampstead Parish Hall 

Wild Camping Discussion  Report by Caya Edwards Photo: Mike Rego The withdrawal of the right to wild camp on Dartmoor is highly contested and we deci…
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Report on Dartmoor Wild Camping Discussion

We held a meeting on Wednesday 29th March at Moretonhampstead Parish Hall to understand the current position about wild camping on Dartmoor and the i…

Dartmoor Society Response to Natural England’s Proposed Grazing Reductions on Dartmoor

We recently wrote to the Western Morning News and The Moorlander, to add our voice to the concerns over Natural England’s policy of further red…

The Dartmoor Society’s letter to the press regarding the current controversy over further reductions in grazing on the Dartmoor Commons.

Dartmoor farmers and farming culture are being sacrificed to meet Natural England’s environmental targets. Shoveldown stone row obscured by Mo…
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The Dartmoor Society – 25 years of shared experiences – and a greater understanding of Dartmoor.

The Dartmoor Society, now in its 25th year, is an independent member charity that is devoted to celebrating the wonders of Dartmoor and to help create…
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