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John Walters is presented with The Dartmoor Society award for 2023

Each year the Dartmoor Society recognises the work of an individual or organisation that has made a special contribution to Dartmoor.  Last year John…
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Mike Sampson’s Dartmoor Rainfall Report for 2023

Dartmoor Society member, Mike Sampson, has been monitoring the weather on Dartmoor for over 50 years.  Formerly with the Environment Agency and now i…
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The battle over wild camping will now go to the Supreme Court. Western Morning News 13 January

It seems that the battle over the right to ‘wild camp’ on Dartmoor has not yet run its course. The Western Morning News reports that lawye…
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New report from Exeter University on the progress of peat restoration on Dartmoor

Here is a transcript of the latest scientific information about peat restoration on Dartmoor.  Whilst are positives (rise in water table and growin…

Management of Dartmoor Needs Urgent Reform.  Tom Greeves WMN 19 September 2023

Management of Dartmoor Needs Urgent Reform.  Tom Greeves article in Western Morning News 19 December 2023 Dartmoor Society chair Tom Greeves gives h…

Report published 13 December. David Fursdon’s Independent review of protected site management on Dartmoor

On 13 December 2023 the Independent Review of Dartmoor Protected Sites was published. It is copied here in full along with the link to the page on www…

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 Cornwall Archaeological Society and Devon Archaeological Society symposium, Landscapes of Extraction: h…

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

An open meeting of the Dartmoor Society gathered in Belstone Village Hall on 20 September 2023 to hear a presentation by two officers of the South Wes…

Current approaches to peatland restoration on Dartmoor. Full report to follow.

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

Independent Review of Protected Site Management on Dartmoor. Submission by Dr Tom Greeves

We are always keen to hear what Tom Greeves has to say about Dartmoor and were especially keen to read his submission to the Dartmoor Independent Revi…