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Buckland Art Group Art & Craft Exhibition & Sale

29 April 2017  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017. Buckland Art Group 9th Annual Art & Craft Exhibition and Sale Buckland Monachorum village hall between 10am and 5pm each day. Exhibition of over 100 pictures by local artists alongside work by local crafts people. Tea and cakes will be available to enjoy while viewing Admission is free.
Location  Buckland Monachorum Village Hall  Booking: No  Charge: Admission is free
Contact details for further information:
  derek.mahoney@care4free.net

Foraging for Wild Spring Edibles & Medicine

30 April 2017  10:00 - 13:00
'We don't need to reconnect to nature, we are nature.' Discover wholeness and health as Brigit Anna McNeil and Dartmoor's Daughter lead you on a journey across the open moor and into the woods along the river to explore Spring's edible offerings. You will learn how to identify edible seasonal plants and leaves, seeds, flowers, and roots. And understand how to prepare them for cooking and eating or for potent medicines to nourish, strengthen or cleanse. We will make something simple as a taster together or share a wild tea. This will be determined by what we find on the day. Brigit Anna McNeil is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world. Level: 2 out of 5. The pace will be gentle with many stops along the way but you will need to be agile enough to walk up and down hills, over a few rocky sections, and some trees/branches to climb over/under in the woods. What to bring/wear: Warm layers and waterproof jacket with trousers (no matter the weather forecast); sturdy walking shoes; packed lunch and drink; and something to sit on. Where to meet: Newbridge (SX 711 708). Car park with toilets by the bridge, 4 miles west of Ashburton on the Ashburton – Dartmeet/Two Bridges Road. Price: £25 adults and £10 children under 16 years old. Pre-booking essential. Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foraging-for-wild-spring-edibles-and-medicine-30th-april-tickets-32952061503 Cancellation Policy: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. If there are strong winds or storm warnings so that the conditions are dangerous or deeply unpleasant, then we may postpone to ensure the group's safety. Please keep an eye on your emails 12-24 hours pre-event for any notifications from us or through Eventbrite. Sorry no refunds unless event is postponed or cancelled. Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Newbridge  Booking: Yes  Charge: £25 Adults. £10 children
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1911765509070195/?ti=icl

Visit a Dartmoor Longhouse

1 May 2017  10:30 - 12:00
A longhouse is a medieval farmhouse in which both people and cattle were accommodated under a single roof. Higher Uppacott (HU) is rare and of national importance. It is one of the few remaining examples of this historic building type, which has retained its lower or shippon end (cattle shelter) in its original unaltered state. DNPA is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tours of its grade 1 listed medieval longhouse which has been closed to the public while it undergoes extensive renovations. The work carried out so far has revealed some fascinating information about the development of this building from its original two rooms to the building we see today. All tours will begin at 10:30 and last approximately 1 ½ hours. Please be aware that HU is a work in progress so is presented in an unfinished state and that visitors need to take care when on site. The house has uneven floors, low beams and stairs.
Location  Higher Uppacott, nr Poundsgate  Booking: Yes  Charge: Adults £5.00, children 14 & under free (tours more suited to children 8+)
Contact details for further information:
  Booking essential telephone Princetown Visitor Centre on 01822 890414 or email visit@datmoor.gov.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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

The Botany & Ecology of Dartmoor’s Valley Woodlands

5 May 2017  10:30 - 15:00
Join Sue Goodfellow, a highly experienced Dartmoor ecologist, guide and Dartmoor National Park’s ex-Director of Conservation, who will give an illustrated talk on the botany and ecology of Dartmoor’s ancient valley woodlands. Takes place at the Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown. This is followed by a botanical stroll around the nearby Dartmoor Conservation Garden, then a guided walk in the spectacular woods of the River Dart valley near New Bridge. Car-sharing or own cars for travel. Bring packed lunch. The Dartmoor Conservation Garden is a public access educational garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. It is laid out in typical Dartmoor habitats wild-planted with native species, and hosts historic granite features. This is a project run by the Dartmoor Preservation Association. All events are listed on the Dartmoor Preservation Association website: www.dartmoorpreservation.com/events
Location  Events take place in or beside the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, unless otherwise stated. The Old Duchy Hotel main entrance is near the entrance to the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: Cost: £18 whole event (concessions £12) and booking is essential: Payment taken on the day by cash or cheques (payable to the Dartmoor Preservation Association.) Concessions are available for people with low income, students and young people under 18. Well-behaved dogs by arrangement on walks.
Contact details for further information:
  Where places are stated as limited on events, please book through Pat Fleming, the Dartmoor Conservation Garden project manager. Also contact her for any more information. Tel: 01364 631233, 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

Parkrun, Parke

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

Conservation Garden volunteers’ session

12 May 2017  10:30 - 13:30
Join us and contribute practically to the upkeep of the Conservation Garden with our group of local supporters. We’ll be gardening, weeding and tidying the garden in preparation for the coming season. Come and learn some conservation gardening skills and tips. You don’t need to be a gardener, just willing! Contact Pat to come along. The Dartmoor Conservation Garden is a public access educational garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. It is laid out in typical Dartmoor habitats wild-planted with native species, and hosts historic granite features. This is a project run by the Dartmoor Preservation Association. All events are listed on the Dartmoor Preservation Association website: www.dartmoorpreservation.com/events
Location  Events take place in or beside the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, unless otherwise stated. The Old Duchy Hotel main entrance is near the entrance to the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown  Booking: Yes  Charge: None
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming Tel: 01364 631233, Email: wylde@gn.apc.org

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 15:00
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, Parke

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

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: Melanie Brown 07930 761439.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Market Manager: Melanie Brown 07930 761439

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

# 2 Minute Litter pick, Shipley Bridge

14 May 2017  10:30 - 12:30
Dartmoor Rangers Ella Briens and Andrea Roberts are bringing the Dartmoor version of the successful global litter campaign #2 minute beach clean to the National Park again this year. Bude resident, Martin Dorey, started #2 minute beach clean after becoming frustrated by the amount of litter on our beautiful south west beaches. His aim was to encourage visitors and locals to take pride in their surroundings, raise awareness of the litter problem and to be proactive in dealing with the detritus. The solution was a very simple idea - place large A frame boards, with litterpickers, at various beachside locations and ask people to take 2 minutes of their day to get involved and litter pick the beach. By only asking for 2 minutes of their time it wasn’t a massive intrusion on their day, but, with thousands of people visiting the beaches, all of those 2 minutes would soon add up. The campaign is growing in success and fame. People from all over the world are now taking part in the #2 minute beach clean project and are posting their litter picking pictures to social media sites to highlight the problem of litter on a world wide scale. You can join in with the Dartmoor #2 minute litter pick on Saturday 22 April, between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, at Roborough Rock, Yelverton. Come along and help for two minutes or stay for two hours. There will be another event on Sunday 14 May, between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, at Shipley Bridge, South Brent. We will be starting at the car park and walking up towards the dam, litterpicking as we go. Again, just drop in for two minutes or stay and help for two hours. Look out for Distinctive #2 minute litter pick A frame boards, get involved, do your bit and post your pictures to Instagram or twitter tagged with #2minutelitterpick & #lovedartmoor. Let’s make Dartmoor, and ultimately Great Britain, a cleaner, safer and prettier environment for all to enjoy.
Location  Shipley Bridge, nr South Brent  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Ranger Ella Briens 07711 104546

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

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

Lustleigh Society Talk

24 May 2017  19:30 - 21:00
The Discovery of Sittaford Stone Circle – its Context and Significance. Speaker: ALAN ENDACOTT In 2007 Alan discovered on Dartmoor what he thought were prone stones, in 2015 further investigations were made by an army of volunteers, it is now believed they are 4,000 years old. Refreshments available form 7pm.
Location  Lustleigh Village Hall, TQ13 9AA  Booking: No  Charge: Cost £3.00pp
Contact details for further information:
  www.lustleigh-society.org.uk

Wildlife Of Dartmoor - evening talk

24 May 2017  19:30 - 20:30
Evening talk on The Wildlife Of Dartmoor by Paul Rendell
Location  Burrator Discovery Centre  Booking: Yes  Charge: £3.00 per person
Contact details for further information:
  01822 855700

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

Explore Shoveldown Settlement & Ritual Complex

25 May 2017  11:00 - 15:00
Join us for a guided walk and talk through the largest Bronze Age settlement in the UK and associated Ritual Complex. We'll explore the stone rows, cairn, cistvaen, standing stone, field systems, pounds and hut circles all within a 2 mile radius at Shoveldown in the shadow of Kestor. Dartmoor's Daughter is collaborating with Lee Bray, Head of Archaegology for the Dartmoor National Park Authority to bring you insights into the lives of our neolithic, bronze age, and iron age, and medieval ancestors. Level: 2 out of 5. The walk is mainly along a grassy path with a gentle incline at the start. We will also walk through some scrubby and uneven grassy areas to explore parts of Shoveldown. You need to be comfortable spending 3-4 hours in hilly moorland terrain. Meeting point: 10.45am for 11am start at the grassy carpark on the right hand side of the lane as you cross over the cattle grid on to Dartmoor and drive up towards Batworthy above Chagford. Follow signs from Chagford for 'Fernworthy Resevoir' until you see the turning right to 'Kestor'. What to bring: Dartmoor weather is highly changeable so please bring/wear plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, sturdy hiking boots, waterproof clothing (even if the forecast is fine!), lunch/snacks and drink. Cost: £10 adults. A portion of this fee goes towards 'Donate for Dartmoor'. Group size is limited so pre-booking essential. Click here to purchase your ticket https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-shoveldown-settlements-ritual-complex-with-lee-bray-dnpa-archaeologist-tickets-33669705997 Cancellation policy: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend. Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents
Location  Batworthy Corner, above Chagford  Booking: Yes  Charge: £10 per adult. A portion of which will go towards 'Donate for Dartmoor'
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1296209040465009/?ti=icl

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

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: Melanie Brown 07930 761439.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Market Manager: Melanie Brown 07930 761439

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 13:00
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

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

Family Wildlife Watch - Bogs and Mires

28 May 2017  10:30 - 12:30
Come and learn about our important bogs found here at Burrator and wider Dartmoor. There will be lots of practical activities, including stream dipping, followed by hot chocolate & biscuits. We will meet at Burrator Discovery Centre. Please wear outdoor clothes & sturdy footwear.
Location  Burrator Discovery Centre  Booking: No  Charge: Small charge per person
Contact details for further information:
  01822 855700

Guided walk - Wildlife Of Dartmoor

31 May 2017  10:00 - 12:00
Guided walk on The Wildlife of Dartmoor by Paul Rendell
Location  Burrator Reservoir TBA  Booking: Yes  Charge: £3.00 per person
Contact details for further information:
  01822 855700

Tails,Trails & Tales at Hound Tor - Tracking Fun

31 May 2017  14:30 - 16:30
Fun and educational, your children will be invited to awaken their senses of smell, sight and touch through imaginative games. Then to transform into 'bloodhounds' to track signs and symbols in the landscape along a trail from Hound Tor. 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 tracking abilities! Plus there are rocks to climb, several letterboxes to find, stories to tell, and games to play... Who: This event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-10 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. There is a river to paddle in nearby if you want to go after our event together. Where to meet: 2.15pm for 2.30pm 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. Fee and booking: £10 per child. Group size is limited and pre-booking is essential. Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tails-trails-tales-at-hound-tor-kids-tracking-fun-tickets-31845674269 Cancellation: Sorry no refunds if you can't attend. 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 - and children's ages. Please note: Walks and groups are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Hound Tor (Swallerton Gate carpark)  Booking: Yes  Charge: £10 per child
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1756683114647056/?ti=icl

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

Kids Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing

1 June 2017  10:00 - 12:00
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). 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. You are encouraged to help out! What to bring: Dartmoor weather is changeable so bring plenty of warm layers of clothing, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and waterproofs (whatever the weather forecast) plus snacks and drinks. Where to meet: 9.45 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. Fee and booking: £10 per child. Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-nature-treasure-hunt-letterboxing-easter-holiday-fun-tickets-22126782803 Cancellation: Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend. 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 - in your booking form. Please note: Walks and groups are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Haytor Visitors Centre  Booking: Yes  Charge: £10 per child
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1692948754330284/?ti=icl

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

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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 Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

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: Melanie Brown 07930 761439.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Market Manager: Melanie Brown 07930 761439

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 15:00
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

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

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

Evening Talk by Tony Johns

16 June 2017  20:00 - 22:00
Evening talk on an 'Introduction to moths and how to identify some of the main species' followed by seeing what has been caught in the moth traps.
Location  Burrator Discovery Centre  Booking: Yes  Charge: £3.00 per person
Contact details for further information:
  01822 855700

Parkrun, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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

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

Widecombe Craft Market

10:30 - 16:30
Weekly Thursday Craft Market with a variety of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters! A typical range would include: pottery, classical film photography of Dartmoor, engraved glass, house linen, knitwear and felting. Plus, guest crafters, including: jewellery, iron work, wood turning, engraved leather, fun wooden animals, honey and bee product, fused glass, art work, hand crafted mice 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 see www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com 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.
Location:  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the National Trust's 16th Century Church House,TQ13 7TA.  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Contact Rob Hutchinson 01647 221326 or email dartmoorphotos@btinternet.com

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:  Car park behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
 

Midummer & Solstice 8 Stone Circles Walk & Celebration

24 June 2017  -
Celebate the Summer Solstice and Midsummer by walking through an ancient and ritual landscape on Dartmoor. Our intention is to engage and reconnect with the landscape - past, present, and future. And to share the ancient art of conversation and storytelling around a fire together on a starlit night. We have chosen to walk through the sacred arc of 8 stone circles, several stone rows, a pass through the Tolmen Stone in the River Teign, as well as by megaliths and monoliths on an auspicious day - a New Moon, near the Summer Solstice, and Midsummer. Let's gather to honour these places, the time of year, each other, and this wild and ancient landscape that has succoured 1,000's of men, women, children and animals throughout the centuries. And you are invited into to a fully immersive experience together by resting and recuperating afterwards by sharing food and stories around a fire with an overnight camp on private land just a stone's throw from Scorhill. Chris Salisbury is Spindle Wayfarer and he is a storyteller of wonder, with tales of old lands and magic to weave together for your delectation. Large 3-4 man dome tents (that can be sectioned off) and smaller 1-2 man tents will be set up and available for you to use overnight so no there is no need to bring/carry your own gear. LEVEL: 4 out of 5. A good level of fitness (and enthusiasm) will be required for the group to keep a good pace and cover the approx 14 miles. We will stop and spend time at each stone circle. There are a few paths to follow on the route but also some rough open and occasionally boggy ground plus a couple of hills to hike up and down for good measure. WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy hiking boots; sunscreen and warm layers; waterproof jacket and trousers (no matter the weather forecast); drinks, snacks, and picnic lunch. And bring a swimming costume as there maybe time for a dip in the river along the way. You may also want your map and compass; guitar, drum, or other musical instrument (this can be left in a safe place at the beginning of the day so you don't have to carry), poems/stories; dowsing rods if you have them, and questions/intution to see if we can divine answers together. If you choose to bring offerings to leave on the moor, please only bring swiftly bio-degradable and natural materials that are appropriate to this landscape that has grazing animals. Tents will be provided and set up for you (please advise if you wish to share a 3-4 man big bell tent or 1-2 man tent). Your help to take them down after breakfast on Sunday morning would be welcome. Please bring a sleeping bag, ground mat & blanket/pillow etc. Sorry no dogs. WHERE TO MEET: 'Scorhill Farmhouse' (not 'Scorhill') above Gidleigh village, near Chagford. Grid Reference: SX661877. Nearest postcode is TQ138HS but please don't rely on your satnav to get you to the exact location. (Exact address and directions will be provided upon booking). Carsharing essential as parking very limited. COST: £35 per adult. Older children 16+ years are welcome if they have sufficient walking experience and fitness. Group size is 20-25 so pre-booking is essential. Click here to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-solstice-8-stone-circles-walk-experience-celebration-tickets-32156722623 CANCELLATION: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend. RISK: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Scorhill  Booking: Yes  Charge: £35
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/207619806376871/?ti=icl

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: Melanie Brown 07930 761439.
Location:  Union Square, Bovey Tracey  Booking: No  Charge: Free entry
Contact details for further information:
  Market Manager: Melanie Brown 07930 761439

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, Parke

09:00 - 10:00
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

Tavistock Farmers Market

09:00 - 13:00
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, Plym Valley

09:00 - 10:00
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 Hay Meadows project

24 June 2017  10:30 - 15:00
An illustrated talk and guided walk with Chrissy Mason, the community ecologist with the Moor than Meets the Eye project, who will give a talk with slides about the Dartmoor Hay meadow project at the Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown. This is followed by visit to Dartmoor Preservation Association’s flower-filled hay meadow at Pudsham, near Buckland in the Moor for a botanical stroll. See hay meadow conservation in action and learn about Dartmoor’s hay meadow flora. Car-sharing or own cars for travel. Bring packed lunch. The Dartmoor Conservation Garden is a public access educational garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. It is laid out in typical Dartmoor habitats wild-planted with native species, and hosts historic granite features. This is a project run by the Dartmoor Preservation Association. All events are listed on the Dartmoor Preservation Association website: www.dartmoorpreservation.com/events
Location  Events take place in or beside the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, sited behind the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, unless otherwise stated. The Old Duchy Hotel main entrance is near the entrance to the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown.  Booking: Yes  Charge: Free event but donations most welcome. Booking is essential
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming Tel: 01364 631233, Email: wylde@gn.apc.org

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