14 Oct | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

The Forming of Dartmoor National Park

The Forming of Dartmoor National Park: Geology and Social History     To understand the unique landscape of Dartmoor National Park, we need to head back in time. Back to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and our continents were moving too. Even after Dartmoor was formed, it took some time for it to become …

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24 Aug | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Famous Dartmoor Legends and Folk Tales

Famous Dartmoor Legends and Folk Tales that open a Window to the Past Legends and folk tales can open a window to our past. Passed from generation to generation, many hold grains of truth and were used to warn of danger, extol the virtues of various plants and animals, or explain strange natural events. Dartmoor …

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16 Apr | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor’s Famous Tors and the Best Times to Visit

Dartmoor has over 160 tors. Considering there are so many, it’s likely you’ll want to know which of them to visit when you come on holiday. The National Park covers 368 square miles, running roughly 20 miles North to South and East to West. Scattered across the wild landscape are numerous granite outcrops, otherwise known …

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25 Feb | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

The Leats of Dartmoor

The Leats of Dartmoor Dartmoor’s leats – or manmade waterways – run for hundreds of miles across the moor. Delivering water for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes. The leats connect the five main rivers and other streams with nearly every corner of the moor.   The oldest waterways date back to medieval times. Some appear …

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6 Dec | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Letterboxing and Geocaching on Dartmoor

Something Out of the Ordinary: Letterboxing and Geocaching on Dartmoor   More than 150 years ago, James Perrott of Chagford invented ‘letterboxing’. This fun outdoor activity combines problem-solving with treasure hunting, orienteering and, in some instances, art. Geocaching is a similar activity, but with a modern twist. Exact locations are recorded with Global Positioning System …

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12 Oct | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Things To Do in the Beautiful Tamar Valley

Things To Do in the Beautiful Tamar Valley   Langstone Manor Park sits at the eastern edge of the Tamar Valley. The 75 square miles of beautiful scenery in this area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s for good reason too. Dotted with ancient towns and villages, this stunning example …

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19 Jun | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo   On the south-west edge of Dartmoor National Park you’ll find Dartmoor Zoo. The park covers 30 acres and has an interesting history. Ellis Daw founded the Devon zoo in 1968, naming it Dartmoor Wildlife Park. He ran it successfully for over three decades. In 2001 the park garnered the interest of animal …

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18 May | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Choosing a Summer Holiday after Lockdown

Choosing a Summer Holiday after Coronavirus Lockdown   After going into full-scale lockdown with the rest of the UK on March 23rd, we’re looking forward to welcoming campers, glampers, caravaners and self-catering holidaymakers back in July. We’ve enjoyed the quiet here in Dartmoor National Park, but we’d love to share the beauty of the outdoors …

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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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