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Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership

Oak LeafMoor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership – the story of the people and landscape of Dartmoor over 4,000 years.

Moor than meets the eye is a landscape partnership scheme which is bringing communities and organisations together 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.

The aim of the scheme is to:

  • improve conservation of ancient monuments, the historic landscape and wildlife on the moor
  • help communities and visitors get involved on Dartmoor through events, interpretation and volunteering
  • find new ways for people to share their stories and learn more about this fantastic landscape
  • work with farmers, businesses, local residents and organisations to share and develop skills and knowledge to contribute to the future of this living landscape

Lottery funding

This scheme is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and is one of the most important initiatives that Dartmoor has seen for many years. A grant of £1.9 million has been awarded from the HLF towards the scheme’s total budget of £3.8 million to be delivered over five years.

A partnership approach

This is an opportunity for organisations and communities to work together in new ways, on a landscape scale for the benefit of Dartmoor. The scheme has been developed by a partnership made up of local groups and organisations at the heart of Dartmoor and lead by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Getting involved

The experience and knowledge of individuals and local communities is vital to make this work.  You can also get involved on the ground through volunteering, and through the scheme’s events to learn more about and celebrate the unique historic landscape of south east Dartmoor.

The scheme is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Find out more information about the governance of the scheme:

Community Stakeholders' Group

Moor Than Meets the Eye Staff Team

Landscape Partnership Board

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Community Stakeholders' Group (CSG)

Our Community Stakeholders’ Group is still on the lookout for members to advise the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Board of the views of the local community and a variety of user groups in the delivery of the Scheme until the end of 2019. If you feel you have something to offer then please read on…

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Last update: 15 Nov 2017 3:20pm