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.


The cast of this years Woodland Panto

Merry Christmas from Moor than me...

12 Dec 2018

Over 80 people braved the rain last Saturday to take part in the Yarner Wood Christmas Pantomime Walk, to discover that there really is more than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s woodlands, even in the winter.They were treated to performances from colourful pantomime characters as they entered the world of Yarnia through an old upcycled wardrobe. There was a lot of audience participation throughout he walk to defeat the wicked Ice Queen and stop her from banning Christmas. Good won out in the end. Andy Bailey, Community Officer for Moor than meets the eye said, “We wanted to find a fun way to help families get closer to nature ...

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Volunteers at Bellever

Volunteer Task to Clear the Mi...

12th Feb 2019

At Soussons Wood. Meet at car park opposite Warren House Inn

Join the DNPA archaeologist and the Forestry Commission to help clear back vegetation around the old Miner’s Dry and mark off important archaeology ahead of planned forestry operations.

Work will include the use of bowsaws, loppers and small handtools and knocking in posts. Tools and gloves will be provided. There will be time during the day to learn more about the mining that went on in this area and the impact it has had on the landscape.

There will be a 1km/ 15 minute walk to the work site. Please wear suitable clothes for a day on the moor and bring a ...

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Project themes

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