Moor than meets the eye

Moor than meets the eye is a landscape partnership scheme which is helping people to explore Dartmoor’s past, conserve its wildlife, improve understanding of this rich landscape and develop and share the skills to look after it for generations to come. Through a broad range of projects we will look at how the landscape of the moor has been shaped by people over 4,000 years.


Group shot of the North Hall Dig Team

Unearthing Medieval Dartmoor...

01 Aug 2018

A month-long celebration of Widecombe’s medieval past has just reached its conclusion with the end of the final season of excavation at North Hall Manor. The project was kick-started with a series of walks and talks by the Moor Medieval project’s Dr David Stone and members of the DTRG. Guided walks to explore Challacombe, Hutholes, Jordan, Houndtor and Dunnabridge gave participants the opportunity to explore, and learn more about, Dartmoor’s medieval past and attracted over eighty people. As part of the programme of activities in the run-up to the excavation, MTMTE’s Andy and University of Exeter’s Imogen Wood worked with ...

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Red wood ants with queen

Ants and their Amazing Antics...

16th Aug 2018

Discover the incredible red wood ants of Yarner Wood on this afternoon of fun wildlife activities. There will be chances to get close up to these mini-beasts, play games and get crafty

This event is organised by Woodland Trust and Natural England as part of the Discovering the Nature of the Bovey Valley project

The cost is £2 per child. To book your place, follow the link.

Meet at Yarner Wood, East Dartmoor NNR, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LJ


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Bennet's Cross
Dartmoor through the Ages

The scheme is helping people to reveal how our ancestors lived and worked on Dartmoor. Projects involve people in research, archaeology and the conservation of some of our most important heritage assets.

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Wildlife on Dartmoor
The Wildlife of Dartmoor

Dartmoor is important for its diverse wildlife and rich habitats. Projects are ensuring that important conservation work and the sharing of good practice are undertaken to benefit Dartmoor’s wildlife.

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The Dartmoor story
Discovering the Dartmoor Story

Education and interpretive projects are helping visitors to Dartmoor and the communities who live here make new connections with the landscape and develop a better understanding of its heritage through a range of media including interactive guides, interpretation and project work.

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Holwell lawn bluebells
Conserving Dartmoor

The scheme is delivering projects to help share and maintain the skills to look after Dartmoor for future generations. This will include the launch of the “Dartmoor Diploma”; a formal qualification which will help people gain these skills.

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Last update: 25 Sep 2015 11:35am