News and events

Award-winning Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth (DSRTP)

In recognition of the tremendous value of our partnership with the DSRTP, they were presented with a VC Enterprise Award in 2013.

Adding to their collection of accolades and in recognition of their work in and for the community, the team were delighted to win the ‘Good Deed’ award at the 2013 Inspiring Volunteering Awards in Plymouth.

“Run entirely by a team of highly trained volunteers, some of whom are distinguished by Royal Honours, the DSRTP work alongside the emergency services, and have a specialist water team, two dog-handlers and trained search dogs.
Having a reliable quick-response team on-call is of tremendous benefit to the local community, with well-honed search and rescue skills equally applicable to the more urban environment, as the team often provide support in the search for missing people in the city.”

Legendary mountaineer talks at Plymouth University

More than 180 people joined us in November 2013 to listen to a talk by well-known mountaineer Doug Scott, as he reflected on his humble beginnings climbing on the gritstone of Derbyshire  and his major expeditions in the Himalayas, including the first successful British ascent of Mount Everest. We're delighted to announce that the event raised several thousand pounds for Doug’s projects in Nepal.

SU:TV film for the launch of Moor to Sea without the Car by DSRTP 

Professor Iain Stewart, Patron of DSRTP and Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at Plymouth University, talks about the project  

"Moor to Sea without the Car allows us to discover the hidden gems that make Plymouth so special"

Read more about our partnership with DSRTP 




Plymouth U3A have enjoyed using our unique walking guide 'Moor to Sea Without the Car' which was created by Plymouth University students in partnership with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth and Devon & Cornwall Rail partnership. 

"This book is very good and provides a great basis for walking planning. Our group has done a circular walk from Bere Alston station and next we are planning to walk the Tamar Valley Trail from Bere Ferrers." - John Deacon, Plymouth U3A Group Leader

BSc (Hons) Business Management students with DSRTP

Summer Consultancy Project with DSRTP

With the BSc (Hons) Business Management students’ expertise we are able to more effectively promote our new publication, encouraging more students to enjoy Dartmoor.

As part of their BSc (Hons) Business Management course, students were tasked to produce a marketing strategy for the unique publication by DSRTP.

Read more about our students' success and contribution