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Tristan Gooley – ‘How to Read Water’ talk

27 July 2016  18:30 - 21:00
Doors open at 18:30; Presentation from 19:00 – 20:00. Join Natural Navigator and bestselling author Tristan Gooley at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown to discover the secrets of reading water. Drawing on stories of his pioneering journeys, from wild swimming in England to Polynesian canoe navigation via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan explains how to spot the clues, signs and patterns in the water all around us; from a glass of water to a puddle, from ponds to oceans. A must-see for walkers, sailors, swimmers and everyone interested in the natural world. Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator. Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs (2014) and How To Read Water (out 7 Apr 2016), three of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: Adults (18 and over) - £8, Children (under 18) - £5
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Love Letter 2Dartmoor - Mobile Phone Photography Course

28 July 2016  10:00 - 15:00
A Love Letter 2Dartmoor - Mobile Phone Photography Course with Jo Bradford. ****Teenagers only session***** After a short introduction, you will be traveling out on to Dartmoor to get photography tips on how best to capture the light and natural world around you with renowned photographer and instagram sensation, Jo Bradford. With a maximum group size of 8 there will be lots of opportunities for 1:1 tips from Jo and the chance to practice taking images. You will then spend time looking at (and using) photo software apps for your phone (these will need to be downloaded before the course) to enhance the images. Courtesy of Fotospeed you will then print out your own fine art image that you will be able to take away with you for free. At the end of the session make sure you spend time enjoying Jo’s exhibition (Love Letter to Dartmoor) on at the Visitor Centre. Other sessions are running on Friday 22nd July or Thursday 11th August.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free but a suggested donation of £5 per participant
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Princetown Summer Festival

30 July 2016  11:00 - 16:00
Free Family Entertainment Meet Dartmoor ponies and sheep. Try your hand at felting and spinning. Take part in a mini-beast safari. Go on a guided walk. Hear the Non-story of Ignatius Bowerman. Get creative with illustrations. Browse for presents from Dartmoor Range producers. Enjoy our exhibitions …and much more
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: No  Charge: Free event
Contact details for further information:
  Tel 01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Wild Science on Dartmoor

30 July 2016  11:00 - 15:00
A FREE drop-in anytime event for all ages, with Dr Owen Smith of Plymouth University’s School of Biological Sciences and OPAL – EXPLORE NATURE outdoor laboratory. It offers mini-beast safaris, worm hunts, microscopes, exploring a bog in a trug, also information on bringing pollinators into your garden and doing citizen science research.
Location  This workshop takes place next to the Dartmoor Conservation Garden in Princetown, behind the National Park visitor centre  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming, Dartmoor Conservation Garden manager on 01364 631233 or email: wylde@gn.apc.org

Charcoal Burning at Burrator

30 July 2016  12:00 - 17:00
Come along to our charcoal burning event by the Burrator Discovery Centre on Saturday 30 July. You can either come for the whole session, which will run from 12.00pm - 5.00pm, or just pop along for part of it, no booking necessary.
Location  Burrator  Booking: No  Charge: free
Contact details for further information:
  http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/events/9161

Tavistock Farmers Market

31 July 2016  09:00 - 14:00
Markets take place on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm in summer, 1.00pm in winter - see our Market Calendar for details. Tavistock Farmers' Market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. As well as being voted the 'Best Farmer's Market in the South West', Tavistock Farmers' Market was a finalist for Britain's Favourite Farmers' Market. Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town. Everything you will find on sale here is produced within the local area, and our stallholders are the farmers, growers or producers themselves. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders. At Tavistock Farmers' Market, you will find a wide range of fine, fresh produce including a fabulous selection of bread, cakes, pies and pasties, goats cheese, organic eggs, milk and cream, fresh, succulent crab and lobster, traditional handmade pates, organic and home grown meat and poultry, flowers and vegetables, local honey, jams and preserves, cordials, confectionery, beans, grains, pulses and gluten free treats as well as tasty takeaway meals.
Location  Bedford Square, Tavistock  Booking: No  Charge: free entry
Contact details for further information:
  www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com

Navigation Training/Refresher Day

31 July 2016  11:00 - 16:00
Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? Join us on Sunday 31st July to visit a Dartmoor that's off the beaten track, a day to help regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing a reminder of how to use a map and compass as well as an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation (feeling and seeing the landscape). Experience how to always know where you are and how to get to where you'd like to be, whatever the weather. You'll be walking with others of similar ability and led by Verran Townsend, qualified walking guide and navigator who along with 'Dartmoors Daughter', loves to encourage and enable others to experience the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor. The pace will be relaxed with many stops, including lunch, but you need to be happy spending 3 to 4 hours in hilly moorland terrain. Cost: £45 adults (non-refundable £20 deposit required to secure your place) PM your email address to book your place or for more info. Meeting point: Car park at Bel Tor corner close to Sharp Tor, about 15 minute’s drive from the Ashburton turn-off on the A38. Grid reference for the car park is 694731. Car sharing is recommended. What to bring: Map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor), compass, lunch, drink, sunscreen, waterproof clothing (even if the forecast is fine!), warm layers and walking boots. For advice on compasses, Silva is recommended and a good source is, for example, Dash4it.co.uk www.dash4it.co.uk/accessories/accessory-type/compasses.html Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4. I enjoyed 'being out in nature on a part of the Moor I'd not explored before; learning to use a compass and the way this was taught, the pace was great; a lovely group to share this with; time taken to tune in at the start...Can't wait for the next one!' Lynne
Location  Bel Tor car park, nr Poundsgate  Booking: Yes  Charge: £45
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/675179422630858/

Kids Summer Fun - Tails, Trails & Tales at HoundTor

3 August 2016  10:00 - 13:00
For thousands of years, our ancestors tracked animals and each other from prints and signs left behind. And for centuries, we have bred dogs to help us along the way. Hound Tor on Dartmoor is full of mystery and history - the perfect place for your children to practice their 'Bloodhound' tracking abilities! Fun and educational, your children will become 'SleuthHounds' for a few hours - spotting, deciphering, and following signs and symbols laid out along a trail from Hound Tor, through the ruins of the medieval village, near Grea Tors, and the woods below around Becka Brook. Plus there are rocks to climb, several letterboxes/geocaches to find, stories to tell, and a game to play... Who: This event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 years old. There is some flexibility on age depending on the pace and energy of your child, so please get in touch if you think this would be suitable. All children must be accompanied by an adult. And adults are encouraged to help/join in if they wish! What to bring: Dartmoor weather is changeable so bring layers of clothing, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and waterproofs (whatever the weather forecast) plus lunch/snacks and drinks. Where to meet: 9.45am for 10am start at Swallerton Gate Carpark (near Hound Tor). Grid Ref SX 739 792. Nearest postcode for SatNav is TQ13 9XG (approx location only). There are no toilets but there is a mobile cafe 'Hound of the Basket Meals' - Jane has kindly offered participants a 10% discount so be sure to mention Dartmoor's Daughter. Fee and booking: £10 per child (non-refundable). Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. To book, full payment must be received in advance - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tails-trails-tales-at-hound-tor-kids-summer-fun-tickets-26474522008 Cancellation: If the event is cancelled due to bad weather (fog or torrential rain can be dangerous as well as no fun for children), you will receive notification the day prior and can choose to join a future event or be refunded the full fee. Please include your contact details - email and mobile/telephone. Please note: Walks and groups are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Swallerton gate car park near (Great) Hound Tor  Booking: Yes  Charge: £10 per child. Pre-booking essential.
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/281644958862860/

Wildlife Wednesday: Haytor Haytime

3 August 2016  14:00 - 16:00
Are you a wildlife detective? Are you naturally inquisitive? Each Wednesday throughout August you can join our community ecologist to see there is Moor than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s fantastic wildlife. We’ll be at Haytor Visitor Centre or Postbridge Visitor Centre for an afternoon of family fun including exploration games and craft activities. Drop in through the afternoon to take part.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890904 or email info@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Kids Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing

4 August 2016  10:00 - 13:00
A fun and interesting way of connecting children of all ages to the beautiful Dartmoor landscape as well as meeting other children and burning off lots of energy! What: Children will be provided with a picture list of things to find and tick off (animals and birds; flora and fauna; objects in the landscape; etc). Parents are encouraged to help out! Plus there are rocks to climb, granite tramlines to follow, and many letterboxes/geocaching to find... Who: This event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 years old. There is some flexibility depending on the pace and energy of your child, so please get in touch if you think this would be suitable. All children must be accompanied by an adult. What to bring: Dartmoor weather is changeable so bring layers of clothing, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and waterproofs (whatever the weather forecast) plus lunch/snacks and drinks. Where to meet: 9.45am for 10am start at Lower car park at Haytor (next to the National Park Visitor Centre) on the main road, the B3387 - 3 miles west of Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9XT. There are toilets here. Fee and booking: £10 per child (non-refundable). Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. Full payment must be received in advance - Click on the Eventbrite Link in the 'Tickets URL' section to book your child's place. Cancellation: If the event is cancelled due to bad weather (fog or torrential rain can be dangerous as well as no fun for children), you will receive notification the day prior and can choose to join a future event or be refunded the full fee. Please include your contact details - email and mobile/telephone. Please note: Walks and groups are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Haytor Visitors Centre carpark  Booking: Yes  Charge: £10 per child. Pre-booking essential.
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/215233778871614/

Okehampton Farmers Market

09:00 - 16:00
Local food and craft producers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year. We have locally produced cheeses, yogurts, cakes, organic vegetables, pies and savoury bakes, organic chicken eggs and organic duck eggs, cut flowers, meat and meat products including lamb, pork, beef and wild venison (in season).
Location:  St James' Chapel Square, centre of town  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  www.okehamptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.boveytracey.gov.uk or 01626 834109

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  01626 834109

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Dowsing For Earth Energies - guided walk

6 August 2016  11:00 - 16:00
Would you like to connect more deeply with your inner wisdom and the energies of the Earth? They are interconnected and you can experience them by learning the ancient art of dowsing (with rods or pendulums). Divining or dowsing has been used for thousands of years for many different purposes including finding water, oil, archaeological remains, missing people as well energy lines and testing for allergies. This day will specifically focus on finding earth energies. Together we'll discover the beauty of the moor and explore the energy, age and use of stone circles and rows near Merrivale. The Merrivale complex is impressive with multiple stone circles, rows, standing stones, cairns and cistvaens dating from the bronze age. Layers of later hisory can be seen nearby including old tin mines, a warren and blowing house as well as more modern pump house and quarry. Car sharing recommended/possible if needed. Tickets: £20 adults. £10 children (7+ recommended). Non-refundable 50% deposit required to book your place. Send your email to book and find out where to meet and what to bring; or for more information.
Location  Merrivale car park  Booking: Yes  Charge: £20
Contact details for further information:
  Email: emmacunis@hotmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/608493855994162/

Wild Poetry

6 August 2016  14:00 - 16:30
A poetry-writing workshop with Becky Gethin, local poet and author, in the Dartmoor Conservation Garden where we’ll listen to nature poetry, take the chance to uncover our poetic call and write our own wild poetry.
Location  Princetown - workshops take place in and beside the Dartmoor Conservation Garden behind the National Park Visitor Centre  Booking: Yes  Charge: Cost: £10 (£5 low income), booking essential
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming, Dartmoor Conservation Garden manager on 01364 631233 or email her: wylde@gn.apc.org

Wildlife Wednesday: Postbridge Pollinators

10 August 2016  14:00 - 16:00
Are you a wildlife detective? Are you naturally inquisitive? Each Wednesday throughout August you can join our community ecologist to see there is Moor than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s fantastic wildlife. We’ll be at Haytor Visitor Centre or Postbridge Visitor Centre for an afternoon of family fun including exploration games and craft activities. Drop in through the afternoon to take part.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890904 or email info@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

A Love Letter 2Dartmoor - Mobile Phone Photography Course

11 August 2016  10:00 - 15:00
A Love Letter 2Dartmoor - Mobile Phone Photography Course with Jo Bradford. After a short introduction, you will be traveling out on to Dartmoor to get photography tips on how best to capture the light and natural world around you with renowned photographer and instagram sensation, Jo Bradford. With a maximum group size of 8 there will be lots of opportunities for 1:1 tips from Jo and the chance to practice taking images.You will then spend time looking at (and using) photo software apps for your phone (these will need to be downloaded before the course) to enhance the images. Courtesy of Fotospeed you will then print out your own fine art image that you will be able to take away with you for free. At the end of the session make sure you spend time enjoying Jo’s exhibition (Love Letter to Dartmoor) on at the Visitor Centre.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free but a suggested donation of £5 per participant
Contact details for further information:
  Book on 01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 14:00
The markets take place on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm in summer, 1.00pm in winter - see our Market Calendar for details. Tavistock Farmers' Market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. As well as being voted the 'Best Farmer's Market in the South West', Tavistock Farmers' Market was a finalist for Britain's Favourite Farmers' Market. Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town. Everything you will find on sale here is produced within the local area, and our stallholders are the farmers, growers or producers themselves. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders. At Tavistock Farmers' Market, you will find a wide range of fine, fresh produce including a fabulous selection of bread, cakes, pies and pasties, goats cheese, organic eggs, milk and cream, fresh, succulent crab and lobster, traditional handmade pates, organic and home grown meat and poultry, flowers and vegetables, local honey, jams and preserves, cordials, confectionery, beans, grains, pulses and gluten free treats as well as tasty takeaway meals.
Location:  Bedford Square, Tavistock  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com or 01822 820360

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wildlife Hit Squad

10:00 - 16:00
‘Make a Difference’ Sunday task. Habitat conservation volunteer tasks on East Dartmoor NNR. Tasks vary from month to month but include woodland, moorland and pond management tasks plus habitat management for threatened fritillary butterflies and opportunities for species identification
Location:  Yarner Wood car park, East Dartmoor NNR, Bovey Tracey, Devon. TQ13 9LJ  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01626 832330 or linda.corkerton@naturalengland.org.uk

Help the Rangers at Haytor

10:30 - 15:30
One of a regular programme of conservation work days planned for every second Sunday at Haytor. There will be plenty of variety with practical work being carried on habitat management and archaeological sites as well as keeping this iconic Dartmoor location looking good. Conservation work days are a great way of getting healthy exercise in a fantastic environment and meeting like-minded people, as well as helping to look after this special place. You will also learn more about Dartmoor’s important industrial and prehistoric archaeology, wildlife habitats and rare species, moorland management and the work of the Ranger Service and all FREE of charge. Booking is essential so that we can organise tools and equipment. If you wish to receive regular updates on conservation working opportunities or other Dartmoor news visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk and sign up for our free newsletter.
Location:  Haytor area, exact location provided at time of booking  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Please contact Simon Lee, Ranger for the Haytor area on 07711 104541 or email slee@dartmoor.gov.uk

Manaton Produce Market

10:30 - 12:00
Market usually takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Sales of local produce and craft.
Location:  Parish Hall  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Christina Everitt 01647 221302

Wildlife Hit Squad Wednesday Group

09:30 - 16:00
Habitat conservation volunteer tasks on Devon Wildlife Trust’s Bovey Heathfield Reserve and other sites across eastern Dartmoor. Tasks vary from month to month but will include lowland heath and woodland habitat management plus habitat conservation for threatened fritillary butterflies and opportunities for species identification.
Location:  This will alternate between Yarner Wood car park, East Dartmoor NNR, Bovey Tracey, Devon. TQ13 9LJ. Grid Ref: SX 784787 and Bovey Heathfield Reserve, Dragoon Close, Heathfield, Devon. Grid Ref: SX 824765 - details can be obtained on booking  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01626 832330 or linda.corkerton@naturalengland.org.uk

Wildlife Wednesday: Birds, Bees and Butterflies

17 August 2016  14:00 - 16:00
Are you a wildlife detective? Are you naturally inquisitive? Each Wednesday throughout August you can join our community ecologist to see there is Moor than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s fantastic wildlife. We’ll be at Haytor Visitor Centre or Postbridge Visitor Centre for an afternoon of family fun including exploration games and craft activities. Drop in through the afternoon to take part.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor  Booking: No  Charge: Free event
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890904 or email info@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Archaeology of the Haytor Quarries.

18 August 2016  10:00 - 15:00
The Archaeology of the Haytor Quarries. A walking tour of the George Templar Quarries, with Phil Newman and Albert Knott of Natural England as part of Granite Elements - the Bovey Tracey Parishscapes project. Please bring a packed lunch/drink, waterproofs/sun hat and wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts and well treaded foot wear
Location  Upper Haytor Carpark  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  albertknott@naturalengland.org.uk 01626 832330

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Okehampton Farmers' Market

09:00 - 16:00
Local food and craft producers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year. We have locally produced cheeses, yogurts, cakes, organic vegetables, pies and savoury bakes, organic chicken eggs and organic duck eggs, cut flowers, meat and meat products including lamb, pork, beef and wild venison (in season).
Location:  St James' Chapel Square, centre of town  Booking: No  Charge: free
Contact details for further information:
  www.okehamptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  01626 834109

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Meldon Wildlife Festival

23 August 2016  10:30 - 15:30
A day packed full of activities celebrating Dartmoor's flora and fauna such as, moth trapping, House Martin nest cup building and storytelling to name just a few examples. There will be a mixture of both timetabled and drop in events hosted by National Park staff, volunteers and partner organisations. Refreshments will be available to purchase (run by the scouts) or you can bring a packed lunch. Please keep checking back for a full programme of events or sign up to our e-newsletter (found on the news section of the website) or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to receive this information.
Location  Meldon Old Quarry, From Okehampton Follow the B3260 uphill and look for Meldon Quarry sign. Turn left just before Betty Cottles. Follow road over A30,through the woods, under viaduct and look out for car park entrance to Meldon Old Quarry on right.  Booking: No  Charge:
Contact details for further information:
 

Widlife Wednesday: Meadow Life

24 August 2016  14:00 - 16:00
Are you a wildlife detective? Are you naturally inquisitive? Each Wednesday throughout August you can join our community ecologist to see there is Moor than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s fantastic wildlife. We’ll be at Haytor Visitor Centre or Postbridge Visitor Centre for an afternoon of family fun including exploration games and craft activities. Drop in through the afternoon to take part.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge  Booking: No  Charge: Free event
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890904 or email info@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 14:00
Markets take place on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm in summer, 1.00pm in winter - see our Market Calendar for details. Tavistock Farmers' Market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. As well as being voted the 'Best Farmer's Market in the South West', Tavistock Farmers' Market was a finalist for Britain's Favourite Farmers' Market. Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town. Everything you will find on sale here is produced within the local area, and our stallholders are the farmers, growers or producers themselves. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders. At Tavistock Farmers' Market, you will find a wide range of fine, fresh produce including a fabulous selection of bread, cakes, pies and pasties, goats cheese, organic eggs, milk and cream, fresh, succulent crab and lobster, traditional handmade pates, organic and home grown meat and poultry, flowers and vegetables, local honey, jams and preserves, cordials, confectionery, beans, grains, pulses and gluten free treats as well as tasty takeaway meals.
Location:  Tavistock  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com or 01822 820360

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Widecombe Market

10:00 - 16:00
Market usually takes place on the 4th Saturday of the month. An interesting range of produce, from olives and olive oil to locally grown vegetables and plants. Cheeses, apple juice, honey, home made bread, cakes, jams; chutneys etc. are all there with the core stalls being beef, lamb and pork from local Widecombe farms.As well as produce you can enjoy stunning pictures and cards supplied by Dartmoor Photographs. Refreshments are provided by local groups and charities who benefit from the proceeds.
Location:  The Church House  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Di Cameron 01364 621218

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Wildlife Wednesday: Natural Connections

31 August 2016  14:00 - 16:00
Are you a wildlife detective? Are you naturally inquisitive? Each Wednesday throughout August you can join our community ecologist to see there is Moor than meets the eye to Dartmoor’s fantastic wildlife. We’ll be at Haytor Visitor Centre or Postbridge Visitor Centre for an afternoon of family fun including exploration games and craft activities. Drop in through the afternoon to take part.
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor  Booking: No  Charge: Free event
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890904 or email info@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Wild Woodlands Of Dartmoor

2 September 2016  11:00 - 15:30
A public talk with slides presented by Sue Goodfellow, ex-Director of Conservation for the Dartmoor National Park, about the botany, history and conservation of Dartmoor’s woodlands, followed by a led walk to Wistman’s Wood where Sue will guide us around and explain its unique features. Bring packed lunch and outdoor walking gear.
Location  Princetown - workshops take place in and beside the Dartmoor Conservation Garden behind the National Park Visitor Centre  Booking: Yes  Charge: Cost: £14 (£6 low income.)
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming, Dartmoor Conservation Garden manager on 01364 631233 or email: wylde@gn.apc.org

Okehampton Farmers Market

09:00 - 16:00
Local food and craft producers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year. We have locally produced cheeses, yogurts, cakes, organic vegetables, pies and savoury bakes, organic chicken eggs and organic duck eggs, cut flowers, meat and meat products including lamb, pork, beef and wild venison (in season).
Location:  St James' Chapel Square, centre of town  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  www.okehamptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.boveytracey.gov.uk or 01626 834109

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  01626 834109

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

'Start to Navigate' workshop

3 September 2016  10:30 - 15:30
This summer Fi and Lucy (The Two Blondes), in conjunction with Dartmoor National Park, will be running three ’Start to Navigate’ workshops. If you want to learn how to safely find your way off and back onto the beaten path, these workshops are for you. The aim will be to have fun whilst gaining confidence. No previous navigation experience is necessary. Other sessions are running on Saturday 18th June (ladies only) & Monday 25th July (Family Session).
Location  National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: Adults (18 and over) - £15, Children (under 18) - £10 & Families (up to 2 adults and 2 children) - £35
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Dartmoor Walking Festival

18:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th August - Sunday 4th September 2016. In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do. And, if you have ever wondered what the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an exercise to find out more! If that’s not enough, there will be some cycling events, Nordic walking and a climbing wall, plus a few illustrated talks in the evening at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. On the final Sunday, there will be a celebration event with food and entertainment in Princetown in aid of the British Heart Foundation. So whether you are visiting Devon on holiday, or live locally, come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place. For the full programme of activity visit the website.
Location:  Various - see programme  Booking: Yes  Charge: Various - see programme for details
Contact details for further information:
  www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk

Kelly Mine Open Day

4 September 2016  10:30 - 16:30
Mine Open Day, free admission, all machinery demonstrated, light refreshments. Parking is available on the Lustleigh Show field.
Location  Kelly Mine, Lustleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.kellymine.co.uk

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Tour of Britain - Stage 6

9 September 2016  09:00 - 17:00
The Devon Stage will be Stage 6 of The Tour 2016 and will cover around 150 km of the county. Starting at Sidmouth, it will travel through the Devon countryside before entering the National Park near Whiddon Down, then onto Moretonhampstead, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey before a gruelling hill climb up Haytor to the summit finish. The provisional finish time (subject to change!) is around 2.30pm / 3.00pm at Haytor. Wherever you are planning to watch the race, our advice is plan ahead and get there early. Large crowds are expected to watch the summit finish at Haytor and we are currently planning events and activities that should mean visitors have a great day. There will be fixed road closures in place at Haytor in addition to the rolling road closures as the race progresses. Roads are closed to ALL traffic in advance of the arrival of the race to enable support vehicles and over 100 cyclists to pass through uninterrupted from non race traffic. So, if you are thinking of coming to watch at the finish, you could cycle up to Haytor (if you are up to the challenge!) or alternatively use designated park and ride facilities. Please note all timings are approximate. For more information, including information on planned road closures, route changes or timing updates visit southwesttourofbritain.co.uk
Location  Haytor area  Booking: No  Charge: free
Contact details for further information:
  01364 661520

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 14:00
The markets take place on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm in summer, 1.00pm in winter - see our Market Calendar for details. Tavistock Farmers' Market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. As well as being voted the 'Best Farmer's Market in the South West', Tavistock Farmers' Market was a finalist for Britain's Favourite Farmers' Market. Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town. Everything you will find on sale here is produced within the local area, and our stallholders are the farmers, growers or producers themselves. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders. At Tavistock Farmers' Market, you will find a wide range of fine, fresh produce including a fabulous selection of bread, cakes, pies and pasties, goats cheese, organic eggs, milk and cream, fresh, succulent crab and lobster, traditional handmade pates, organic and home grown meat and poultry, flowers and vegetables, local honey, jams and preserves, cordials, confectionery, beans, grains, pulses and gluten free treats as well as tasty takeaway meals.
Location:  Bedford Square, Tavistock  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com or 01822 820360

Flora of Dartmoor along the granite tramway

10 September 2016  11:00 - 16:00
Guided by the Devonshire Association Botany Section, discover the flora of various habitats on Dartmoor on this walk along the granite tramway from Haytor to Brimley.This event is part of Granite Elements -the Bovey Tracey Parishscape Project. Please bring a packed lunch & drink and wear weather appropriate clothing.
Location  Start in car park on Haytor Down SX770 776 - please share transport and note transport will be arranged to get back to the start.  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  To book contact 01626 832 330 albert.knott@naturalengland.org.uk

Help the Rangers at Haytor

10:30 - 15:30
One of a regular programme of conservation work days planned for every second Sunday at Haytor. There will be plenty of variety with practical work being carried on habitat management and archaeological sites as well as keeping this iconic Dartmoor location looking good. Conservation work days are a great way of getting healthy exercise in a fantastic environment and meeting like-minded people, as well as helping to look after this special place. You will also learn more about Dartmoor’s important industrial and prehistoric archaeology, wildlife habitats and rare species, moorland management and the work of the Ranger Service and all FREE of charge. Booking is essential so that we can organise tools and equipment. If you wish to receive regular updates on conservation working opportunities or other Dartmoor news visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk and sign up for our free newsletter.
Location:  Haytor area, exact location provided at time of booking  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Please contact Simon Lee, Ranger for the Haytor area on 07711 104541 or email slee@dartmoor.gov.uk

Wildlife Hit Squad

10:00 - 16:00
‘Make a Difference’ Sunday task. Habitat conservation volunteer tasks on East Dartmoor NNR. Tasks vary from month to month but include woodland, moorland and pond management tasks plus habitat management for threatened fritillary butterflies and opportunities for species identification
Location:  Yarner Wood car park, East Dartmoor NNR, Bovey Tracey, Devon. TQ13 9LJ  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01626 832330 or linda.corkerton@naturalengland.org.uk

Buckfastleigh Farmers Market

10:00 - 13:00
Buckfastleigh market usually takes place every Thursday. Producers include: Free-range home-reared beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game, meat pies, bacon & sausages; home reared pork, joints, gammons, sausages, bacon, plus lamb and beef; fresh local fish and smoked fish, shellfish, home produced fish based readymeals, fishcakes, Westcountry cheeses, goat & sheeps milk cheeses, butter and eggs; home baked fare, organic salad and vegetables; locally sourced vegetables; plants; venison; Luscombe cordials; hand crafted knitwear and Aloe Vera range products. Please contact the Farmers' Market in advance to double check times and location.
Location:  Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01803 762764

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market (running from 12th May - 13th October) at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, jewellery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear, hand-spun wool and creative ideas with forks. Plus, weekly guest crafters, including: iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee products, fused glass and hand painted bookmarks. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue. There is plenty more to see in this quaint Dartmoor village. Some of the highlights include; fantastic panoramic views of the village and surrounding moor; scenic walks; challenging on and off road cycling; horse riding; two pubs; large car park with public conveniences; a National Trust shop; cafes; the ‘Cathedral in the Moor’, (a wonderful 16th Century Church); B & B’s; The Smithy Pottery; gift shops; Dartmoor Llama walks; a working forge; home of Uncle Tom Cobley’s Widecombe Fair. See www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com for more information.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Email: dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com or Call 01647 221326 or visit: www.dartmoorphotos.co.uk

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:30
Free weekly 5k run every Saturday in the Plymbridge woodland for all abilities, all runners depart at 9am. To meet go from Plymbridge car park, on the Plympton side turn left at the road and go left through the kissing gate into the meadow. For more information about Parkrun and to register visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  Plymbridge woods, nr Plymouth  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01752 333500 ext 502, or charlie.mcguin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Okehampton Farmers' Market

09:00 - 16:00
Local food and craft producers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year. We have locally produced cheeses, yogurts, cakes, organic vegetables, pies and savoury bakes, organic chicken eggs and organic duck eggs, cut flowers, meat and meat products including lamb, pork, beef and wild venison (in season).
Location:  St James' Chapel Square, centre of town  Booking: No  Charge: free
Contact details for further information:
  www.okehamptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Bovey Tracey Farmers Market

08:30 - 13:00
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. It provides local produce, fresh meat and game (when available), fresh fish, homemade cakes and preserves, Fairtrade stall, cheeses, pies etc. Held in Union Square, Bovey Tracey from 8.30am to 1.00pm. For enquiries regarding the market and stall hire contact the Market Manager: Marion Carpenter on 01626 834109.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  01626 834109

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:30
A free weekly 5k run every Saturday for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House, all runners depart at 9am prompt. For more information and to register with Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Location:  National Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Manaton Produce Market

10:30 - 12:00
Market usually takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Sales of local produce and craft.
Location:  Parish Hall  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Christina Everitt 01647 221302

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