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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