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

Cooking popcorn over a campfire
Woodland Survival!
21st Feb 2019 10:00am-2:00pm

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 pr...

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Heavy Horse dragging timber
Timber Day at Pullabrook Wood
23rd Mar 2019 11:00am-4:00pm

Explore the woods, watch a tree being felled, see timber being produced, make some charcoal, have a go at some wood crafts, and more. Lots of activities to watch or take part in - suitable for all

Parking in a nearby field with a 10 min walk to into the woods and down to the glade by the river. Glade area is g...

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A witches broom
Making Witches Brooms at Devon Guild of Craftsmen
9th Apr 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

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 bro...

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Wildlife Banners painted by school children
Flycatcher Crowns
11th Apr 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm

Family Friendly Craft

Soon the woods will be full of wonderful woodland birds returning from a winter in West Africa. Make an African inspired crown to celebrate, then bring it along to our parade at the start of the Woodland Festival.

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Wildlife Banners painted by school children
Art on Sticks
18th Apr 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm

Family Friendly Craft

Help us make crazy wildlife creations on sticks to wave and use in our opening parade at this year’s Spring Woodland Festival

More details contact Andy at

Meet at the Woodla...

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Guided talk at the last Woodland Festival
Spring Woodland Festival; The return of the Flycatcher
19th May 2019 11:00am-4:30pm

At 11am help us parade the King of the Flycatchers back to his Dartmoor woodland with colourful artwork made by local school children. The flycatcher is an iconic species for the nature reserve and our Dartmoor woodlands. These birds have flown thousands of miles from West Africa, alongside many other species, to br...

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Last update: 23 Nov 2015 12:23pm