NEWS & announcements

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.

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…

Image: Ross Barrett

Supreme Court appeal further threatens backpack camping rights on Dartmoor

11th January 2024 – The legal right to backpack camp on Dartmoor has once more been challenged, after a…

DPA Joins the Nature2030 Campaign

September 2023 – We are one of the voices alongside Campaign for National Parks, National Trust, RSPB and the…

DNPA Wins Backpack Camping Appeal

31st July 2023 – Historic Court of Appeal Ruling Restores Backpack Camping Rights in Dartmoor National Park “We are…

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…

Ken McGuire

Drake’s Leat Bracken Cutting

June 2023 – The first bracken cutting event of the season for the Volunteers on Drake’s Leat last Friday,…

Open Spaces Society to Intervene in DNPA Case

May 2023 – The Court of Appeal has officially granted the Open Spaces Society the opportunity to intervene in the Dartmoor backpack camping case in support for the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Dartmoor Matters

Our magazine is free to members and contains updates from the charity and our conservation team, plus interest pieces and reviews from local organisations across Dartmoor National Park.


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