Tagged: Dartmoor

The Two Moors Way (S Devon Branch)

Sue Viccars, the editor of Dartmoor Magazine, will look at the good bits (and the tricky bits!) of writing up a long-distance walking route. Note our new venue for this season’s talks.

From Druids to Drones (Plymouth Branch)

A talk “From Druids to Drones: a history of Dartmoor archaeology” by Andrew Thompson. From prehistoric stone rows and roundhouses to 20th-century quarries and firing ranges, Dartmoor is one of Europe’s richest archaeological landscapes....

Dartmoor – A Celebration (E Devon Branch)

A celebratory meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Branch with a talk ‘Dartmoor – A celebration of its people, places and wildlife’ by Andrew Cooper. Admission by ticket £3...

Visit to Tor Royal (Tavistock Branch)

Meet at Tor Royal, Princetown, at 2.30 pm where there is plenty of parking.   Tor Royal is a Grade II listed building with a rich history.  There will be a short walk of approximately...

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk on “Tracks, Roads and Railways on Dartmoor”. The exact cost is to...

Exploring the history of Widecombe (S Devon Branch)

Firstly we will visit the North Hall Manor archaeological site with Andy Crabb, then explore the parish church of St Pancras. To be followed by an optional cream tea at Higher Venton Farm, once...

North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

A talk “Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations” by Andy Crabb. Andy works for two organisations: Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England. North Hall Manor is believed to be the original...

Digging Dartmoor Dirt (Geology Section)

The Brendan Moore Lecture “A wellied sleuth digs the dirt on Dartmoor”. A talk  by Dr Tim Harrod (Soil Survey, retired).

Conchies in Dartmoor Prison (Bideford Branch)

A talk by Simon Dell, Director – Moorland Guides. Conscription began in 1916 and men who refused to fight were known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’ and the derogatory term ‘Conchie’ was born. There were approximately...