Events and activities

children's universityCome and enjoy an activity on Dartmoor with the Rangers as part of the Ranger Ralph Club!

Look out for some fun Ranger Ralph events throughout the year.

The Ranger Ralph Club is open to all children between the ages of 5-12 years and is ideal for the young nature enthusiast in your family.

Ranger Ralph meets on a regular basis and each activity is safely led by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger. The club runs up to twelve outdoor events per year .These are all free to attend once you are a member. Joining details

If you live locally, or are coming to Dartmoor when an event is on, why not book and join in. Remember to bring your membership card! At the bottom of the page you can see previous activities with photos that Ranger Ralph has held.

Saturday 6 May, 10.00 am (2hrs) - Orienteering

Orienteering is the sport of navigation. Try and navigate between control points that are marked on a special map. You don’t have to race as everything can be done at your own pace.

Meet at Burrator Arboretum (SX 569 690)
Bookings taken from now

Sunday 11 June, 10.00 am (3hrs) - Dartmoor on Two Wheels

Explore the Granite Way, a wonderful traffic free, family friendly trail. Experience beautiful views of Dartmoor from the saddle. Bike hire available at a discount. Ring for more details or bring your own bike. Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Meet at Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton Down, Okehampton EX20 4HR
Book from 22 May

Thursday 27 July, 14.00 (2hrs) - Make More of Maps

Take the mystery out of map reading. Navigation made fun an easy

Meet at Meldon reservoir car park (SX 562 917)
Bookings taken from 6 July

Tuesday 1 August, 10.00 (2.5hrs) - Beautiful Bogs and Marvellous Mires

Explore the remarkable wildlife at Emsworthy Mire, home to dragonflies, frogs and the amazing insect-eating Sundew plant. Come and pond dip and follow our nature trail.

Meet at Saddle Tor car park (SX 748 762)
Bookings taken from 10 July