Exhibition to celebrate what Dartmoor has to offer

Tuesday 4th September 2018 6:00 am
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A NEW exhibition celebrating what Dartmoor has to offer throughout the year is now running at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown.

Showcasing ‘Dartmoor 365,’ John Hayward’s fourth book about Dartmoor, people have the opportunity to find out more about the joys of ‘D365ing’ and go on a family friendly exploration of some of the areas mentioned in the book.

Inside the book you will find a numbered blank grid of the 365 square miles of the moor followed by a page of fascinating information for each one of these squares. A second blank grid is provided to allow you to shade in each square once it has been visited; a satisfying experience after a day’s exploring!

D365ing is suitable for all ages and abilities as squares cover easily accessible villages such as North Bovey (square H17) as well as remote places such as Cranmere Pool (G9). The intention is not that you do one a day over a period of a year but you take the time, possibly many years, to explore as widely as you can.

The exhibition, with contributions from the 365 Facebook Group, the Dartmoor Wheelchair Access Group and the Dartmoor Walking Festival, can be seen at the National Park Visitor Centre until October 2.

The 2018 Dartmoor Walking Festival, organised by the Moorland Guides, is being held until this Sunday, September 2. The festival has teamed-up with the Dartmoor-365 Facebook group and the Dartmoor Wheelchair Access Group (WAGS) to provide a programme of great adventures for all in the national park.

Moorland Guides and WAGS have devised events for the festival aimed at ramblers who use disability access vehicles such as scooters, trampers and 4x4 wheelchairs as well as families with all terrain push chairs.

All of the festival events will be labelled according to the grid in the Dartmoor 365 book by John Hayward which is enjoying a resurgence of popularity and is available at the visitor centre.

In 2017 the festival raised more than £500 for the Donate to Dartmoor fund as well as the Dartmoor Search Dogs and this year it will be supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust with a series of sponsored walks.

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