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The Widecombe-in-the-Moor website promotes all aspects of Widecombe and Dartmoor life, past, present and future, for the use of local people, visitors, and all who are interested. Please enjoy exploring the site.

Banner Pictures: You can find out more about the banner pictures in the Banner Gallery

Dartmoor Story: Click here to find out about Ron Shear's new ebook.

Were you at Widecombe School in the 1950s? A reunion is planned for later this year. Please email us and we will put you in touch with the organisers.

Parish Link: To view and/or download the latest Parish Link in pdf format, click here.

New Village Hall: For the latest on the new village hall, click here.

Devon Dialect Alphabet Book: Widecombe Fair saw the launch of: A Devon Dialect Alphabet Book. Click for details.

Pig-House and Heritage Garden Project: The History Group are restoring the old pig-house in the village and create a small garden next to it. More details can be found here.

Moor Than Meets The Eye: The 'Welcome to Widecombe' project is well under way and the first results can now be seen around the village with information boards and brass-rubbing posts recently installed.

Devon Remembers World War One: We are remembering those from Widecombe that fell during World War One by recording details of their life and war record. Full details are available here, including those who died in 1915 and 1916. We have now completed those who died in 1917: John Henry Irish and Edward James Foster. You can also view the Widecombe Roll of Honour, which lists those from the local area who served in World War One. This list has been developed as a part of the local Devon Remembers WWI project.

Digital Archive: Visit the Widecombe Digital Archive with its already substantial quantity of online assets including Apprenticeships, Churchyard Headstones, Tithe Apportionments and other Parish Chest contents including Overseers' Accounts and Churchwardens' Accounts. Phase two (the History Group Archive and other material donated or loaned to the Group) is in progress and a number of these items have also been uploaded to the online archive.

Getting Here: If you have trouble travelling to Widecombe by public transport, this website may help you out. Give www.traveldevon.info a try. In fact it will help you with your travel throughout Devon.

Village Map: Please take a look at our Google Map of Widecombe Village Centre.

Please Visit the History Group Publications Page to consider buying their publications, including their book 'History of Widecombe Fair'. This book is also available from some local shops. Memories of a bygone era. An Austin 7 passes by Widecombe Church
Memories of a bygone era. Sent in by Alan Rawson. You can click on the picture for a larger view. See more pictures in Picture of the Month.

This site was last updated on 14th May 2018


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There is a wealth of information on this site covering almost all aspects of Widecombe life. Search can be used to look for items that may be of specific interest to you.

For the current weather please click here (and then come back!!):  Weather


The Widecombe ValleyWidecombe-in-the-Moor lies in the Widecombe Valley in beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, England. Click on the picture for a larger view.

For more details of Widecombe, click here. To enjoy a Day Out in and around Widecombe, click here.

If you are thinking of staying in or around Widecombe on holiday, then you must visit the Where To Stay section for the best places to stay in and around Widecombe.

This website provides topical news of what is happening within the Community for the use of us all. If you have anything you would like mentioned then please send us an email.

We would like to express our thanks to our business and accommodation advertisers for their continuing support. If you would like to advertise on this site, please click here for more details.

Don't forget our books and links page. A link has been added to the Devon County Council Community site.

Ponies on the Green Picture of the Month. Please send us your pictures with a seasonal and Widecombe theme. We will pick the best and publish them here with any comments you might like to add.


Jordan Manor in Widecombe Parish History Group. The History Group minutes for April 2018 and May 2018 are available here


Fritillary Butterfly Nature Notes. Our Nature Notes page records local items of interest concerning wildlife, flora etc etc. Please send us any tit-bits of your own to include on the page. Have a look at : fritillary butterfly  or click on the picture on the right for a larger image.



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