Amongst its many and varied activities, the Dartmoor Society:
- holds a public “debate” on a current issue affecting Dartmoor, usually in the autumn. Subjects already covered include the Future for Dartmoor’s Vegetation, the Future of Cider Orchards, the Military Use of Dartmoor, Renewable Energy, the 40 mph Speed Limit, Tourism, the Building Heritage of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the China Clay Industry, and Is a National Park Good for Dartmoor?
- holds a “research lecture” highlighting current cutting edge research on Dartmoor. Recent lectures have addressed the sustainable carbon management of Dartmoor peatlands and the glaciation of Dartmoor.
- holds a Summer Barbecue (a walk and good food in a moorland environment).
- organises visits to farms and other workplaces on Dartmoor, such as the Devon Record Office and the Mary Tavy hydroelectric plant.
- organises guided walks to sites of archaeological or ecological interest, such as woodlands, medieval Lydford, and sites involved in the Dartmoor Mires Project.
- organises lectures and other events on topics of interest relating to Dartmoor such as Dartmoor maps and an exhibition of the paintings of Dartmoor artists.
- attends fairs and other events on and around Dartmoor to promote the Society and its work.
Summer Fairs 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Dartmoor Society will this year have a stand at Chagford Show which is taking place on Thursday 18th August. We will also be attending Widecombe Fair which is taking place on Tuesday 13th September.
We will be delighted to see everyone attending these shows so please look out for us, do visit us on the stand to have a chat as well as enjoying all the other exhibits. See you there.
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