Dartmoor National Park – Your Introduction

Dartmoor National Park (DNP) is a glorious wild open space of 368 square miles. It has extensive wild and open (and windswept) moorland – a large part of which (65%) is made up of granite. The moor is capped with many exposed high granite hilltops known as tors. There are over 160 tors on Dartmoor making them a principal aspect…

Eternal Landscapes Dartmoor – How An Idea Was Born

The management plan for Dartmoor National Park is the single most important plan for the future of the park. It is the strategic plan which will guide decisions affecting Dartmoor’s future over the next five years. Look at it and you will see that listed are key drivers and challengers under three sections – Sustain, Enjoy and Prosper. Look more…

Taking Time Out – Dartmoor National Park

Here’s a short test. As you read this, stop and contemplate the plans for your day – what you’ve done so far, what you’ve yet to do and what you need to do but probably won’t have time to do. Does anything in your day involve ‘taking time out?’ And by that, I don’t mean a punishing circuits class at…

Jamaica Inn was written by Daphne du Maurier. The quotes in the book about Bodmin Moor help to illustrate one of the reasons I love Dartmoor National Park
One reason I love Dartmoor National Park

When people ask me about my love of Dartmoor National Park, one quote I like to give is from the book Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. Although first published in 1936 and actually about Bodmin Moon over the county border in Cornwall, I feel the following quote provides an apt description of ‘the moors.’ ‘I love these moors ……

The Dartmoor Shepherd

The Dartmoor Shepherd is a local, sustainable farm company located in the rural community of Chagford on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.  Set up in 2016 by a young local couple, the Dartmoor Shepherd is a great example of business graft and ingenuity … that when you want something badly enough that you’ll make it happen. Even if that’s when…