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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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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Pudsham Orchid Count

On Wednesday 14th June, the DPA volunteers, assisted by volunteers from Devon Wildlife, carried out the annual count of the 4 types of orchid found in profusion in our meadows at Pudsham. It was encouraging to find that, despite the hot, dry weather, the numbers of Greater Butterfly, Southern Marsh, Heath Spotted and Twayblade orchids…

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Pudsham Open Day 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended our open day at Pudsham Hay Meadows on 11th June. The Open Day attracted 39 visitors to see the meadow flowers including a spectacular show of orchids. The oldest visitor was 102 years old! She enjoyed sitting under the awning before heading off to Buckland in the Moor village…

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