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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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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DNPA Votes to Appeal Backpack Camping Ban

April 2023 – Dartmoor Preservation Association Applauds Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Decision to Appeal High Court Backpack Camping Ban The Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) is delighted that the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has confirmed that they are appealing the High Court decision regarding backpack camping on Dartmoor. The move comes after leave to appeal…

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Open Letter to DNPA Members

January 2023 – DPA Urges DNPA Members to Appeal Backpack Camping Ban in Open Letter. Today the Dartmoor Preservation Association have written an open letter to the National Park Authority calling on them to vigorously appeal the disappointing wild camping judgement. We also remind them that there is 85,000 acres of moor that they could…

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National Park Byelaw Proposals

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November 2021- Dartmoor Preservation Association Critiques National Park Byelaw Proposals “Well-intentioned but confusing and over the top” was the DPA’s reaction to the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s proposed changes to the byelaws for public access on Dartmoor” The proposal comes from the Dartmoor National Park Authority following a sharp uptake in anti-social behaviour and inconsiderate…

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