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An aspect of Dartmoor’s unique cultural heritage is being opened up to the general public for the first time as part of the annual gathering of sheep off the moor. This special event is taking place at Buckfastleigh Common on Saturday 3 November... more

Farming News

Just when you thought that a MED production couldn’t get any better “Stapledon” appears and literally takes centre stage! Again and again MED excel themselves and this play followed suit. Always robustly researched and based upon historical... more

Culture

September 27 North Dartmoor Garden Club First formed in 1981 and originally called ‘South Tawton Garden Club’, this friendly group of garden lovers – but not necessarily gardeners – starts its autumn 2018 season this September. Now called ‘North... more

Gardening

A new exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock section has opened at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown. In November 1967, two army officer cadets (aged 22 and 28) lost their lives... more

Outdoor & Active

It’s fantastic in every way! Make a date for Chagford Film Festival A sensational celebration of everything celluloid takes place on Dartmoor this September, as the town stages the seventh Chagford Film Festival. It’s rare enough to hold this... more

Culture

A success story - in more ways than one Jane Honey meets the founder of a flourishing local company Okehampton-based Enchanted House Beds has plenty of reasons to celebrate this summer - full order books, an increase in staff numbers... more

Farming News

A circular walk starting at Dogmarsh Bridge, near the Mill End Hotel, Chagford. It follows the River Teign with great places for you and the dog to swim! Take the gate into the open fields with the River Teign on your right hand side and follow... more

Walks

September 9 Hooves in the Heather Well known local artist Ginnie Pope, who grew up in Chagford and now lives in Exbourne, has an exhibition of new work opening in September, inspired by her deep love of Dartmoor. ’Hooves in the Heather’ includes pai more

Music & Art

Inspired by her current epic exploration of Dartmoor, Green Hill Arts at Moretonhampstead is delighted to show Anita Reynolds’ latest prints and paintings. After walking the 630 mile-long South West Coast Path and producing over six hundred prints... more

Music & Art

At the time of writing this we in the National Park Ranger team are busy dealing with the issues associated with the annual influx of visitors enjoying the special qualities of this wonderful place we live and work. It’s been a busy summer... more

Community News

As part of a Dartmoor Food & Drink campaign currently running on social media, Visit Dartmoor has produced a new Delicious Dartmoor Map on a leaflet that is proving hugely popular with visitors to the area. more

Food

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Community News

My name is Simon Lee and I am the ranger team manager for Dartmoor National Park. The ranger team covers all 368 square miles of the national park, 365 days of the year. We are heading into the busiest time of the year on Dartmoor, when more people more

Community News

This summer, Dartmoor archaeologists and local volunteers will be returning for a final time to carry out an excavation on the site of North Hall Manor in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The dig will commence on Monday 9 July until Saturday 21 July 2018. Exc more

Community News

Making the most of farm livestock buildings will be the focus for an innovative advisory workshop on 27 June with specialist speaker Jamie Robertson of Livestock Management Systems. The event is being hosted at Youlden Farm, North Bovey as part of th more

Community News

Tourism providers in and around Dartmoor and Exmoor are benefitting from a £1.4 million project to develop new products and experiences that will attract more overseas visitors to England’s national parks. Dartmoor and Exmoor have worked with other E more

Community News

A new grant scheme is being piloted this year in five national parks, offering funding for land managers to restore their historic farm buildings and prevent them from falling out of use. The Historic Building Restoration Grant is being piloted in Da more

Community News

Join Plantlife and Devon Wildlife Trust staff on 21 June for a short stroll to discover the fascinating wild flowers around Leigh and Aish Tor on the beautiful southern edge of Dartmoor. This area is important for a wide variety of plant life includ more

Community News

The world premiere of One Big Mop’s latest film THE MOOR (originally filmed as Darkness of the Moor) will take place at the 21st edition of ‘Dances With Films’ in Hollywood (7-17 June), with an initial screening date of Saturday 9 June. This is one o more

Community News

The challenge of managing molinia is the topic of a special free workshop to be held at Morteonhampstead on the 6 June aimed at farmers, landowners and conservationists. Molinia caerula or Purple moor grass is associated with damp acidic soils in th more

Naturalist

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