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.


Meeting with Platform One to look at Welcome to Widecombe Project

Welcome to Widecombe project take...

14 Mar 2017

The Welcome to Widecombe project is beginning to take shape. Designers, Platform One have now been appointed to take the interpretation brief and develop it into information displays, leaflet and walks booklets. The brief was developed over the last year with members of the local community representing local business, the Parish Council and the History Group. The project has been championed by the Reverend Geoffrey Fenton and supported by Andy Bailey from the Moor than meets the eye team. David and Sherren from Platform One were given a tour of Widecombe and had a chance to meet local people at an evening meeting held at t...

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Exploring the reserve

Easter Eggsplorer Letterbox Tr...

1st Apr 2017

Family Friendly        Self-guided

Look for the first signs of spring on our egg-citing trail around the reserve. Pick up a map from the main car park and follow the clues to find the hidden letterboxes. Each box has a secret wildlife challenge to do to help you get closer to nature.

Meet at the Main car park, East Dartmoor NNR, Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9LJ. Follow the Brown signs from Bovey


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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