Pudsham Meadows

We recently hosted a very successful open day at Pudsham Meadows with some 30 visitors attending to marvel at the abundance of wildflowers. The same week saw our annual orchid survey, which helps to waymark the impact of our conservation efforts of these precious meadows throughout the year. The land was purchased in 2016 and…

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Moor Boots

We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of our successful small grant-giving scheme ‘Moor Boots’ as part of our mission to remove financial barriers to experiencing the great outdoors.

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Dartmoor Preservation Association joins collaborative campaign to ‘Save Our National Parks’

January 2024 – To celebrate the 75th anniversary year of National Parks, the nine National Park Societies from across England have signed a joint-letter calling on the political parties to put forward bold manifesto commitments at the next election to restore protected landscapes. The letter, co-signed by Campaign for National Parks, highlights the vital role…

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DPA Joins the Nature2030 Campaign

September 2023 – We are one of the voices alongside Campaign for National Parks, National Trust, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts calling out for Government to take action to improve the state of nature across England’s protected sites, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These places are meant to be some of the…

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DNPA Wins Backpack Camping Appeal

31st July 2023 – Historic Court of Appeal Ruling Restores Backpack Camping Rights in Dartmoor National Park “We are delighted with the court’s decision today, it is the right and fair judgement for so many that love Dartmoor. It reaffirms that rights are more valuable than mere permissions. The DPA has a long and deep…

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Decision Deferred: the Backpack Camping Appeal Gets its Day in Court

July 2023 – On 18 July the DPA joined a resolute gathering as it took place outside the Royal Courts of Justice, where individuals and organisations stood in solidarity with Right to Roam and The Stars are for Everyone, while the court heard arguments concerning open air recreation and backpack camping in Dartmoor National Park.…

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0043/23 – Dolbeare Meadow Business Park Dolbeare Meadow , Ashburton, TQ13 7FL

Erection of five flexible non-retail Class E (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) business units, one electric vehicle charge park with cafe building and drive-thru facilities, with associated landscaping and infrastructure https://dartmoor-online.tascomi.com/planning/index.html?fa=getApplication&id=161228 The Dartmoor Preservation Association CIO are opposed specifically to the ”drive-thru” coffee shop element of this development.In general we welcome investment to the…

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Drake’s Leat Bracken Cutting

Ken McGuire

June 2023 – The first bracken cutting event of the season for the Volunteers on Drake’s Leat last Friday, with ponies as interested spectators! Roborough Earthworks and around 250m of leat cleared in the day, a good effort by all. Photo taken by Ken McGuire

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