Dartmoor Preservation Association
Friends of Dartmoor
Due to overwhelming demand the Christmas Lunch at The Ilsington Country House Hotel on Saturday 13th December is sold out. Our apologies to any members who have not already booked.
Dartmoor National Park Authority is seeking views on a new code of conduct for cycling within the National Park. The new code provides a simple set of guidelines aimed at encouraging responsible cycling for both on and off road cyclists.
The National Park produces codes for all the most popular activities on Dartmoor and with a huge increase in the use of the moor and its road network for cycling there is a need for guidance and information on awareness.
Dartmoor provides many opportunities to enjoy both on road and off road cycling, from quiet lanes, designated cycle routes (including the Granite Way, Princetown Railway and the Wray Valley Trail) and an extensive network of bridleways for off road cycling.
The good news is that the walk to the Mires Project on Thursday 25th September is not as far as we had advertised. It is 5 km each way, a total of 10 km or just over 6 miles in total.
Sorry for any confusion and we hope that the shorter distance will encourage even more members to come and find out more about this project for themselves.
At nearly 5km and removing up to 36 poles, the Walkhampton scheme is the largest to be undertaken in the South West region by Western Power Distribution. The old overhead line was readily visible from the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton Road, strung across Walkhampton Common from Devil's Elbow to just above Horseyeatt at Peek Hill. The works to provide the new underground supply were mainly undertaken on the highway to minimise the impact on the sensitive moorland landscape, its archaeology, wildlife and livestock.