Rangers in the making
Dec02

Rangers in the making

Nineteen teenagers have been recognised for their dedicated hard work and efforts towards conserving Dartmoor National Park as part of the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s (DNPA) Junior and Youth Ranger schemes. The group have been working hard since April this year, and were presented with an armful of certificates celebrating their achievements at a ‘graduation’ ceremony at Parke on Saturday, 16th November. In a new approach...

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Buy local this Christmas
Nov30

Buy local this Christmas

With such a fantastic array of local producers to choose from across Dartmoor and beyond, The Moorlander would like to share the Editor’s top choices for where to buy your meat this Christmas. Christmas turkeys that are ruling the roost Frenchbeer Farm is a local Christmas turkey farm that is proud to gobble about their recent success at the Great Taste awards. The farm is based just outside of Chagford on Dartmoor and is home to the...

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Devon charity launches fundraising campaign for new telescope
Nov29

Devon charity launches fundraising campaign for new telescope

For over four years, the charity Dartmoor Skies has run stargazing and astronomy activities across Devon and the South West. But now they’re in urgent need of a new telescope. They’ve recently launched a Crowdfunder campaign in a bid to raise the money they need, and their Moor Scope campaign has already gathered a lot of support. “When we ran our first event, we had no idea how popular it would be,” explains Bryony Tilsley, one of...

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No.10 votes for Dartmoor Christmas Tree
Nov29

No.10 votes for Dartmoor Christmas Tree

A local Christmas tree business based at Haldon Forest, Dartmoor Christmas Trees, has once again been selected to provide Downing Street with a Christmas tree this year. In this year’s competition, which is run by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, Dartmoor Christmas Trees won the grower of the year as well as three other awards – Best Natural Wreath, Runner up Best Other Fir (Fraser) and Best Nordmann Fir....

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Green Issues: One small step for the Earth…
Nov25

Green Issues: One small step for the Earth…

At the beginning of the month, the government announced that it would end its support for fracking in England. A report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in conjunction with four independent studies, concluded that ‘it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations’. Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is the heavy process of pumping water,...

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