BUARC staff once again braved the elements and returned to work on the beautiful Flat Tor Pan in Dartmoor National park.
This involved an Archaeological Watching Brief on the restoration work being carried out by The Dartmoor Mires Project team. This is a continuation of work which ran from August to October 2014.
The Dartmoor Mires Project aims ‘to investigate the feasibility and effects of restoration of Dartmoor’s blanket bog in order to conserve and enhance the crucial habitats
- For upland wildlife
- To improve water supply
- To increase the potential of blanket bog to store carbon and mitigate the impacts of climate change.’ http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/lookingafter/laf-naturalenv/dartmoormiresproject
Flat Tor Pan is also the location of a plane crash which occurred during the training flight of the Sea Vixen from the Royal Navy Air Squadron on the 31st May 1965.