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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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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0572/21 – Lakehead Hill, Bellever (Postbridge)

Objection to the installation of 30m lattice tower on concrete base upon which will be attached 3 no. antennas and 2 no. 0.6m transmission dishes along with associated ancillary MHA units and cabling. Click here to read our full letter of objection. Dartmoor | National Park | Application | 127693 (tascomi.com) Decision: Refused

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