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.







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Medieval Study Group looking at old map

Medieval Studies...

06 Feb 2019

The regular Moor Medieval Study Group meeting took place last weekend at Parke despite the snow that fell higher up the moor. Given the interest in coming to the moor from across the region to see the snow, it was perhaps appropriate that the meeting focused on transhumance. In the medieval context this means the periodic movement of livestock up onto Dartmoor from the surrounding lowlands for summer grazing, rather than the influx of hundreds of people keen to play in the snow. Nevertheless, many people will probably have unknowingly followed old drove ways, familiar to our ancestors, to get, from where they live, up onto...

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A witches broom

Making Witches Brooms at Devon...

9th Apr 2019

Family Friendly Craft  Free

Using traditional methods make your own child size “witches’” broom using birch and hazel from East Dartmoor NNR. Please note this is a family activity and that the brooms we will make will be smaller and lighter than a full sized traditional broom. Drop in throughout the day. More information andy@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

This event is being held as part of the Discovering the Nature of the Bovey Valley project which is funded by the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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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