Tagged: Dartmoor

North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

A talk “Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations”. Speaker to be confirmed, but probably Peter Rennells and/or Andy Crabb. We plan to hold a follow-up visit to the site in the summer.

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...

An Overview of Dartmoor’s Archaeology (Tavistock Branch)

An illustrated talk by Dr Lee Bray. Lee Bray is Cornish by birth, growing up in the St. Austell area and spending considerable time, including undertaking the Ten Tors expedition, hiking and camping on...

The Black Death on Dartmoor (S Devon Branch)

A talk by David Stone “Exploring East Dartmoor in the Age of the Black Death”. David Stone is a economic and social historian and has taught medieval and early modern history at the universities...

Dartmoor Walk around Gutter Tor (Tavistock Branch)

Meet at the car park to the right of Ringmoor Cottage OS Reference SX55809 66600 at 10.00 am for a circular walk of 3-4 miles around Ringmoor Down and Gutter Tor. Please note that...

Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built...

AGM 2018 (Tavistock Branch)

Annual General Meeting, followed by an illustrated talk by John Morgan BA FRIN on “Bronze Age Astronomy on Dartmoor”.