Friday, August 2, 2013

Walk Local - A collection of walks between Moreton, N. Bovey and Manaton

The three Parish Councils of Moreonhampstead, North Bovey and Manaton have collaborated on a new walks booklet - Walk Local (East Dartmoor). A series of six local walks to inspire and encourage locals and visitors alike ot explore the area.

Any comments on the website - or the walks please let us know.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Manaton is a special place because...

Manaton artist, Garry Fabian Miller’s book ‘Home Dartmoor’ is a fascinating journey, through conversation with Tom Greeves, that reminds us that Manaton really is a very special place. The latest issue of the Messenger asked a number of people to express why Manaton is so special to them. But what makes Manaton so special to you?

Add your own comment below.

Garry’s own take is ‘Dartmoor is a powerful place for connecting to human traces, both structures and artefacts but also a sensed presence, a connection to a deep inhabited place. I’ve lived close to Hayne Down for 24 years. I hope I may be there for another 24 years. I feel that as each year and season passes I accumulate more experience, discover more…My knowledge of Dartmoor is broadly based on my home environment. The garden around it and the landscape fans out from there. My daily activity is centred around walking from this place. I probably walk out from here for 2-3 hours each day. I don’t feel any great desire to break out of this close domestic space – it satisfies.’

Copies of ‘Home Dartmoor’ are available from the Devon Guild and Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres - or see

Manaton Messenger - Summer Issue

The latest issue of the Manaton Messenger will be winging its way to you over the course of the next week, many thanks to all the Councillors who deliver the Messenger every quarter.

If you cant wait to read it then please go the Messenger page or select the Messenger link

In this issue there is an opportunity to view the gallery of images from the Midsummer Festivities and also see why others in the village think that Manaton is so special - see the relevant post to make a comment.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Manaton Midsummer Festivities - open for photo entries

Photo competition
Manaton Parish Hall: June 21st – 23rd
Please help to make this event a success – enter your photos by Friday 21st June.
·        Vote for your favourite images at the preview event (Friday evening) and over the weekend.
·        Adult and under-16 prizes for the most popular pictures in each category.
·        If you’re not  in Manaton that weekend you can still take part!
Photo categories
1.    Cities (and city life)
2.    Action (interpret this any way you like)
3.    Close-ups (of anything or anyone)
4.    Wildlife (fungi, plants or animals - on land, in the air or in the water)
Photos can be....
·        Any size up to A4
·        Colour or monochrome
·        Original or photo-shopped
·        On photo paper or ordinary paper
·        Taken with a camera, a phone or any other device
·        Taken at any time, anywhere in the world
Enter as many times as you like - 25p fee for each photo entered.
Please bring photos (with your name on the back) and 25p/entry fees to:
·        The Parish Hall:  between 10am and 5pm on Friday 21st June.
·        The Kestor Inn: during opening hours from NOW until 2pm on Friday 21st June.
·         If you’re not going to be around that weekend, please take photos to the Kestor in advance, or contact  Andrew Taylor to arrange delivery / collection: 01647 221456 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Manaton Produce Market - April 16th (10:30 - noon)

Come along to the Parish Hall from 10:30 until noon on Tuesday April 16th for the Manaton Market.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Indian Dance in Manaton - 2nd March 2013

On Saturday March 2nd we will be treated to a display of Indian Dance by the Annapurna Dance Company in Manaton Parish Hall. This is a rare opportunity for us to experience another culture at first hand and we will be one of only two venues in Devon where this company will be performing, courtesy of Villages in Action. They will also be holding a workshop here in the afternoon – an opportunity not to be missed by those interested in movement and dance. Numbers will be limited for this, so contact: Jan Baker 221363
Workshop  3.00 – 4.00 p.m. Tickets £5

Performance 7.30 p.m. Adults £8.50  Under 16 £5