Old Forge tea room ‘pops-up’ in Japan
Jul25

Old Forge tea room ‘pops-up’ in Japan

A ‘pop-up’ version of the Old Forge Tea Room in Chagford will be the centre-piece of ‘British Week’ in Tokyo. This September Vincent and Sara Martinez, proprietors of the Old Forge, look to recreate a near-exact replica of their quintessentially British tearoom where they will serve cream teas at the world-famous event. Tokyo’s vast, luxury Mitsukoshi department store, whose origins can be traced back to 1673 is often dubbed the...

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Dartmoor rivers and the effect of climate change
Jul25

Dartmoor rivers and the effect of climate change

By Ken Spalding “It’s no use you two walking up there” said the farmer, clad in green overalls and wellington boots, as he strode down the field towards us. “That river dried up in the summer, so there won’t be any fish.” My colleague and I were on the River Wolf at Broadwoodwidger in the autumn of 1976, about to check the river for signs of salmon spawning, in particular, redds dug by the female in which eggs are laid as the male...

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EXTREME FIRE RISK
Jul25

EXTREME FIRE RISK

Posters warning of EXTREME RISK OF FIRE are now prominent throughout Dartmoor as there has been no significant rainfall on Dartmoor for some weeks resulting in tinder-dry vegetation. Dartmoor National Park Authority, who are behind the poster campaign, have issued the following warning to all visitors to the moor during this prolonged spell of hot weather. HELP PREVENT MOORLAND FIRES During this prolonged period of very dry, hot...

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Dartmoor is perfect with its big skys
Jul25

Dartmoor is perfect with its big skys

Scorhill The work of landscape photographer Jen Bryant I have been walking on Dartmoor for over 30 years now, and although I was born and grew up in North Devon, I feel drawn to Dartmoor. I love North Devon with its beaches, farmland and dramatic coastline, and my roots are there back through the generations, but ever since I started walking on Dartmoor it worked its magic on me and I always feel at peace when I am there. I took up...

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Join in the Big Butterfly Count
Jul25

Join in the Big Butterfly Count

President of Butterfly Conservation, Sir David Attenborough is urging the people of Dartmoor to take part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 60,000 people took part in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying...

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