Programme of events

We will be running a programme of events and activities throughout the year so you can get involved in some of the projects that are taking place as part of Moor than meets the eye. There is something for everyone from volunteering opportunities to conserve the archaeology of the moor, to wildlife workshops and family friendly events. Most of our events are free but please check the details below carefully and get in touch with the individual event organiser for more details or to book.

We have put together a programme of events and activities to help everyone Discover the Dartmoor Story and explore the landscape stories of the moor. There are activities, open days, walks and talks to suit all abilities and interests.

Take a look at our programme below.

Event listings

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Hutholes deserted medieval settlement and the manor of Dewdon
26th Jun 2018 2:00pm-4:30pm

A short (2½ km) guided walk to discover the enchanting deserted medieval settlement of Hutholes and to explore the surrounding medieval landscape that formed part of the medieval manor of Dewdon, one of Widecombe-in-the-Moor’s seven medieval manors.

Off road parking at Grid reference SX704760 on D...

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The development of medieval Widecombe
27th Jun 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

A talk by medieval historian Dr David Stone to explore Widecombe during Medieval times as part of the programme of activities leading up to the archaeological dig at North Hall Manor next month

If you wish to book a place please contact Andy Bailey andy@moorthanmee...

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In search of ancient tenements: Dunnabridge, Brownberry, and ‘Blakefurses’
30th Jun 2018 10:00am-1:00pm

A guided walk (4½ km) that investigates the changing landscape surrounding three of Dartmoor’s ‘ancient tenements’: Dunnabridge was laid out in the early 14th century; Brownberry shifted around in the centuries that followed; and ‘Blakefurses’ was abandoned after the B...

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The Medieval Landscape of Lustleigh
30th Jun 2018 10:30am

An illustrated talk by Dr Richard Sandover

Dr Richard Sandover has been studying the medieval landscape of Eastern Dartmoor with the Moor Medieval Study Group, one of the Moor than meets the eye projects. Through studying maps and other evidence he has revealed fascinating in...

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Medieval Challacombe: settlement, agriculture, and tin
3rd Jul 2018 10:30am-3:30pm

A guided walk (approximately 6½ km) led by members of the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group and David Stone. The walk will include viewing the medieval village of Challacombe and the extraordinary remains of its agricultural landscape, walking through the Farm to view the Mortar Stone, visiting the old Tin M...

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The deserted medieval settlement of Hound Tor
5th Jul 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm

Explore the renowned deserted medieval settlement at Hound Tor with medieval expert David Stone. This will be a guided walk (2½ km) together with a talk about the development of the settlement.

Meet at Hound Tor Car Park, Grid Reference SX739792 If you plan to attend this walk please email David Stone: ...

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Moor Medieval Open Day
21st Jul 2018 10:30am-4:30pm

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Step back in time and discover more about medieval life on Dartmoor. Find out how the community dig for the Lost Medieval Manor of Widecombe has gone, on this family friendly day. There will be lots of hands on activities, medieval games and people from the pa...

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Last update: 23 Nov 2015 12:23pm