Visit Devon Awards announced for 2020/2021
Mar25

Visit Devon Awards announced for 2020/2021

Although tourists haven’t been able to visit our beautiful county for nearly a year now, the annual Visit Devon Awards for tourism are eagerly anticipated by all those in the hospitality industry. An award by Visit Devon speaks of hard work recognised and rewarded, and the highest quality service provided by staff and teams in those venues. The family–led team at Harford Bridge Park were delighted to be awarded a Visit Devon 2020...

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The Big Picture by Mary Heard
Mar23

The Big Picture by Mary Heard

‘There is so much in the natural world around us in this beautiful part of the country to be appreciative of. We have the most stunning scenery; the colours this time of year are amazing, as is the beauty of newly emerging flora and fauna in the spring. I am never happier than being armed with my camera, glimpsing something fleeting and having the chance to capture that moment. It very rarely goes right, but if it does, that moment is...

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£600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South West
Mar21

£600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South West

Low growing oak, great for climbing, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland, for the Woodland Trust Thousands of new trees will be planted across the South West thanks to a cash boost from the Woodland Trust. Councils in both Devon and Cornwall will benefit from the charity’s Emergency Tree Fund that aims to make up for a current lack of investment to help cash-strapped local authorities break through barriers to get more trees and woods...

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Dartmoor Commoners’ dissent with Whitehorse Hill Peatland Conservation Project. Dartmoor Society calls for work to stop for re-evaluation
Mar20

Dartmoor Commoners’ dissent with Whitehorse Hill Peatland Conservation Project. Dartmoor Society calls for work to stop for re-evaluation

Frank Phillpotts’ Peat Pass after damming by the Mires Project, White Horse Hill. © Chris Chapman 2021 Dartmoor Commoners who farm the High Moor around Whitehorse Hill, one of Dartmoor’s highest points and the site of the unique Early Bronze Age burial cist excavated in 2011, have been upset in recent weeks by the actions of South West Water amongst the peat mires. South West Water is the major contractor currently carrying out peat...

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Ivybridge residents design Woodlands Park (The Spinney)
Mar19

Ivybridge residents design Woodlands Park (The Spinney)

Thanks to feedback and ideas from over 300 local people, work is now underway to make Woodlands Park (The Spinney), Ivybridge an even more welcoming place for people and wildlife. The improvement work, which has now started, includes enhancing the wildlife pond area, planting more trees, replacing timeworn benches, and providing an additional piece of play equipment for 6-11 year olds. Ideas on what to do at the park were gathered via...

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