A very British farming revolution:  Challacombe Farm
Sep18

A very British farming revolution: Challacombe Farm

Despite the vocal nature of Brexit over the last four years, on the sidelines, there has been a quiet revolution occurring in British farming. Earlier this year the Government set out in the Agriculture Bill its radical proposals about how farmers will be supported. It is proposed to be one of the largest changes in farm support since the Second World War. Under the new system, farmers will be given subsidies not simply for farming...

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National housing review – how many homes?
Sep18

National housing review – how many homes?

An independent report for Devon CPRE shows the Government is planning for almost twice as many new homes as England needs over the next twenty years. The Government is planning to build 85% more new homes than England needs over the next two decades – a staggering over-provision of more than three million new-build properties. That’s the shock finding of the latest report on national housing need, produced on behalf of the countryside...

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New walking routes offer fresh inspiration to enjoy Dartmoor
Sep18

New walking routes offer fresh inspiration to enjoy Dartmoor

Dartmoor Princetown Walk. A walker makes his way from South Hessary Tor back to Princetown. A series of ‘Welcome to Dartmoor’ walking routes have been launched to introduce people to Dartmoor’s history, heritage and habitats. Dartmoor National Park Authority has developed routes to encourage less confident walkers to explore the National Park and understand the landscape they’re seeing. Each walk gives people opportunities to eat and...

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Devon duo shine against the Stars
Sep18

Devon duo shine against the Stars

Devon duo Emma Corney and Steph Hutchins were ‘mentioned in dispatches’ following Western Storm’s seven-wicket win over South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Sophie Luff hogged the headlines after fashioning a top score of 104 not out as the hosts chased a target of 213 and cruised to victory with 23 balls to spare on the County Ground in Bristol. Georgia Hennessy, who played for Devon last season while studying in the...

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Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool
Sep04

Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool

This challenge is to swim sufficient lengths at Chagford Pool between now and 5pm on Sunday, 13th September, to cover the distance from Coombe Martin in North Devon to Lyme Regis in East Devon. According to the Southwest Coast Path guide the distance is 355km. The pool length is 34m so 10,441 lengths are needed! The Challenge can be divided into: North Devon, Coombe Martin to Marsland Mouth which is 138km (4059 lengths),South Devon,...

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