“We can be flexible on the design” – says Premier Inn
Oct10

“We can be flexible on the design” – says Premier Inn

Premier Inn’s proposals for investing £5.2 million in a new hotel in Ashburton which will create 30 new jobs and bring a major boost to the National Park and its economy are heading to Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee today (4th October) with Whitbread saying: “We can be flexible on the design”. The proposals for a new 80-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at Dolbeare Business Park were submitted earlier this...

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Tune into the Roaring Twenties at Burgh Island
Oct08

Tune into the Roaring Twenties at Burgh Island

If you fancy a little trip off the moor for something special, then we have a rather splendid opportunity for you: Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are to play in the Grand Ballroom at the Burgh Island Hotel, for an afternoon filled with delightful food, glamour and unforgettable music. Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are widely celebrated for their spectacular shows, combining jazz and swing music of the 1920s and 1930s with the modern...

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HIGHLAND CATTLE ON DARTMOOR
Oct07

HIGHLAND CATTLE ON DARTMOOR

The Highland cattle that you see on Dartmoor are wonderful site, especially at this time of year with the autumn sun lighting up that long wavy woolly coat and with those spectacular long horns. They’re a hardy breed, originally from the Highlands and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and were first mentioned in the 6th Century. The first herd book described two distinct types of Highland cattle, but after cross breeding between the two...

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Red sky at  night, climber’s delight
Oct06

Red sky at night, climber’s delight

This photograph was taken at Hound Tor at sunset on 19th September. I had taken up 12 Scouts to enjoy a climbing experience. I hadn’t planned on climbing in darkness as the session was originally booked for summer but due to bad weather we re-arranged for September. The event was planned and when we realised we would also be climbing in near darkness, we planned to bring bright lanterns, head torches and torches. The results left us...

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Successful festival for Chagfilm
Oct05

Successful festival for Chagfilm

The Chagford Film Festival had another successful week, starting with a champagne reception at the Globe Inn and a light show on the Market House in the town Square. The town was buzzing with shops joining in by having film themed shop windows that you had to guess what the film was. Some people attending watched up to three films a day. The final evening had to be rearranged because of a heavy downfall of rain; just on cue the...

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