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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Cooking popcorn over a campfire

Woodland Survival!...

21st Feb 2019

Could you survive a day “lost” on the nature reserve? Imagine your plane has crashed in the wooded wilds of Dartmoor; you need to find somewhere safe to build a shelter, make a fire and cook your rations. Survivors are grouped into teams of around 6 people to undertake these woodland challenges. We'll provide materials, help and everything you need, you just need to bring your own rations to cook over the fire and a sense of adventure. This is a great family day out for anyone who wants to play in the woods, whatever their age!

£2 per person

For further information and to book your place contact Andy email andy@moor...

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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