13 Jan | langstone | No Comments

Dartmoor Military Training

Military Training on Dartmoor Since the early 1800’s parts of the vast expanse of Dartmoor have been used for military training by the UK forces. From musket practice to munitions testing and now navigation, survival and tactical training with both blank and live ammunition, Dartmoor National Park has helped the Army, Airforce and Navy hone …

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17 Dec | langstone | No Comments

Newfoundland Pods – The Story

Newfoundland Pods – The Story Camping as a leisure activity or type of holiday has been with us since the 1800’s. Somewhat surprisingly, glamping holidays and camping pods didn’t take off with everyday people until around 2007. However, the idea of enjoying nature without leaving the luxury of home has been around since at least …

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7 May | langstone | No Comments

Bluebells – native and Spanish

A favourite time of year for so many reasons; one for the beautiful sight of a carpet of bluebells, so how do we know what is a native bluebell and a Spanish bluebell. Below is a report from the wildlife trust -https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/identify-bluebells – on knowing your bluebells.  There is also a link for the best …

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3 Jul | langstone | No Comments

Canoe Tamar & romance on the park

It’s been an eventful weekend at Langstone Manor Holiday Park, https://www.langstonemanor.co.uk. as we welcomed our lucky mega pod winner Megan to take up her prize of a 2 night stay in our brand new units. Love was definitely in the air as Matt, her boyfriend got down on one knee so they are leaving us as …

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24 Jun | langstone | No Comments

40th Anniversary for Tavistock RSPCA

The RSPCA shop was one of the first shops to be established in Tavistock and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Although it has been in its current location in King Street for 25 years, manager Karen Norwood says customers are still delighted to discover it tucked away there and often comment that they didn’t know …

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10 Jun | langstone | No Comments

Devon Creams Teas

Tavistock’s Cream Tea Festival – celebrating the birthplace of the Devon Cream tea!  Today is the cream tea festival being held in Tavistock thanks to the Tavistock Heritage Trust. Legend has it that the cream tea originated in Tavistock – the story goes that when the Abbey was being re-built after being plundered and badly damaged …

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26 May | langstone | No Comments

The National Trust in Devon & Cornwall

Devon & Cornwall National Trust properties offering something for everyone. National Trust members and non- members visiting Devon & Cornwall can experience a diverse portfolio of properties to explore  – Lydford Gorge with the exhilarating Devils Cauldron & enigmatic White Lady waterfall to the former home of Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey, with the house, cosmic egg, vegetable & herb gardens & great bluebell woods, Cotehele Tudor …

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19 Apr | masteradmin | No Comments

Tavistock

A historical stannery town with links to the Tamar Valley mining World Heritage sites. Tavistock survives as a bustling market town and is great for mooching about! Shops, cafes, riverside parkland, children’s playground and an indoor pannier market – oh and there are some great pasties to be tried in numerous locations!! To get a sense of where and who shaped the town of …

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