Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist
Jun19

Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist

Chagford Library is officially unveiling its unique new mural, thanks to support from its local Friends Group and the talents of a local artist. The mural, which is inspired by the local surroundings and local characters, was commissioned by the Friends Group and was hand painted by local artist Steve Dooley, who is well-known for his murals and illustrations of author Kenneth Grahame’s classic characters from Wind in the Willows. The...

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The Big Picture – Nine Maidens
Jun18

The Big Picture – Nine Maidens

Photograph by Anna Curnow I am a landscape photographer based in Okehampton. I first picked up a camera many years ago while studying for my Art and Design A levels at Okehampton College. After many years of doing little with my camera I decided in 2013 that I needed a creative outlet so picked up my camera again and started photographing Dartmoor. I find Dartmoor a hugely inspiring landscape. It is wild and rugged with majestic tors...

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‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public
Jun17

‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public

Last year Emily Woodhouse became the first recorded person to walk to every tor on Dartmoor. Her ‘All the Tor’s’ challenge created a substantial donation for Dartmoor Search and Rescue. Now, inspired by her trek, Emily plans to make her All the Tors trek a popular Dartmoor challenge. The challenge consists of visiting the 119 named tors in the main OL28 open access area and can be taken on at any pace, from days to years, with no time...

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Dawlish railway may be moved out to sea
Jun16

Dawlish railway may be moved out to sea

The infamous stretch of the Great Western Railway line near Dawlish “may be moved out to sea” say Network Rail. The design in question would require some land reclamation and a sloping rock structure to stabilise the cliffs and protect the railway; the sea cliffs have been prone to collapse in the past. The Government has been under increasing pressure to find a solution since the line collapsed and was washed into the sea during...

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Multiple big cat sightings in Hatherleigh
Jun15

Multiple big cat sightings in Hatherleigh

A number of people have reported seeing a ‘black panther’ sized cat on the outskirts of Hatherleigh. The reports come after a string of sightings across the South West earlier this year. Residents have reported seeing a large cat in multiple locations in Hatherleigh and the surrounding areas. Clare Louise Ellerton was walking along Runnon Moor Lane when a large black cat ‘the size of a Labrador’ was seen running towards nearby...

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