Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Okehampton Festival of Food & Music

24 June 2017  10:00 -
The Okehampton Festival of Food and Music is a celebration of local food, music and crafts throughout the town. Supported by the Chamber of Trade, the event is designed to promote the many and varied shops, local food producers and crafters with a background of music and dance on the streets of the town.
Location  Okehampton  Booking: No  Charge: None
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/okehamptonfestival/

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

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, 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

Painting Day with Dartmoor's foremost Landscape Watercolourist

1 July 2017  10:00 - 15:00
John Christian is one of Dartmoor's foremost watercolour landscape painters. Painting has been running, like a thread, through his life for over 60 years. Inspired by Wesson, Seago and Merriott among others, he is rooted in their distinct tradition. Like them, John is driven by an immediacy of response to a deeply felt sense of place which necessarily involves fast sketching. He is profoundly inspired both emotionally and visually by the landscape of Dartmoor, of which he has an intimate knowledge. He works swiftly, with spontaneity and a sense of quiet passion, preferably out-of-doors and is known for his fast, wet-into-wet approach. He has contributed to 'Leisure Painter' and is a popular demonstrator. He organised his own residential courses for 16+ years and tutored too in Scotland, the South of France, Tuscany and Majorca. He has also exhibited with the Pure Watercolour Society. Join nature-connection expert Dartmoor's Daughter and artist John Christian for a day of gentle walking, sketching and painting. We will wander slowly to the mighty Kestor, through Bronze Age stone rows, burial cistvaens, a standing stone, and an Iron Age pound. Watercolour tuition will be for all levels - you will learn to enhance the artistic skills you already have or learn new techniques and media. And the walk will be approximately 1-1.5 miles across open moorland. It will be a slow pace with several stops to sketch, paint, and have lunch. There is also one gentle incline hill to the tor, and down again. Meeting place: Small grassy carpark on the right hand side of the lane that leads up to Kestor and Batworthy corner (not the carpark at the end of the road near Batworthy bridge). There is a well sign-posted road leading up to 'Fernworthy' from the town of Chagford then a turning to the right for 'Kestor (before you get to Fernworthy). Map Reference is SX662862. The nearest postcode for satnav is TQ13 8EN but don’t rely on it to get you to the exact spot! Parking is limited so please carshare where possible. We can help to put you in touch with others if you need a lift. What to bring: Dartmoor weather is changeable so bring plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes, waterproofs. Bring lunch and a drink. And bring your own painting/drawing materials, pencil, rubber, sharpener and sketch pad. Cost: £45 for adults. Group size is limited so pre-booking essential. Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watercolour-painting-with-john-christian-on-dartmoor-tickets-31873583747 Cancellation: The walk maybe postponed if the weather forecast is awful (strong winds or heavy rain) and you will be sent an email 12- 24 hours prior to the event so please keep an eye on this FB event page and your emails (including junk mail). You will be invited to attend the new date or offered a refund. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend. Risk: Walks are at your own risk. No responsibility accepted for accidents or incidents.
Location  Batworthy Corner (near Kestor, above Chagford)  Booking: Yes  Charge: £45
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1678325582468338/?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

Sittaford Stone Circle & Whitehorse Hill

6 July 2017  10:00 - 17:00
Join us for a guided walk to Sittaford Stone Circle with Dartmoor's Daughter followed by talk by Lee Bray, Head of Archaegology for the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Lee will be sharing the preliminary results from the additional surveys and samples taken earlier this year. We will then walk on to Whitehorse hill where a recent archaeological dig revealed artefacts that belonged to a high status young woman. Level: 4 out of 5. The walk will be a reasonable pace on a muddy track up through Fernworthy Forest then out on to the open moor with some rough ground and boggy patches. You need to be comfortable spending 6-7 hours in hilly moorland terrain. Meeting point: Small car parking area OS Grid Reference SX6583 in Fernworthy Forest. Directions - drive all the way into Fernworthy Forest, PAST the first/main carpark with toilets on the right. Keep following this tarmac road for approx another mile - it bends right (don't take the stony road that forks left). You will pass a large one storey building on the left with corrugated roof, then drive over a small stone bridge until you can't drive any further. There is a large locked wooden gate across the road with a signpost saying 'Kindly keep drive clear' and another sign for a Bridlepath. There is room to park several cars but car sharing is strongly recommended. Please do not block the gates. TQ13 8EA is the nearest Postcode for sat nav but don't rely on it to get you to the exact spot! 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: £13 adults (plus Eventbrite booking fee). 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/sittaford-stone-circle-whitehorse-hill-with-lee-bray-dnpa-archaeologist-tickets-33663444268 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  Fernworthy Forest  Booking: Yes  Charge: £13. A portion of which goes towards 'Donate for Dartmoor'
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/289219181512940/?ti=icl

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

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

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

Dartmoor’s Mires and Bogs

8 July 2017  10:30 - 15:00
The Botany and Ecology of Dartmoor’s Mires and Bogs & Launch of the Conservation Garden’s mini-mire. An illustrated talk and guided walk with Dartmoor ecologist Sue Goodfellow and Jasmine Atkinson, Community Engagement Officer of the Magnificent Mires Project. The talk will take place at the Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown, with a visit to the newly developed mini-mire area within the Conservation Garden, followed by a guided walk exploring valley mire ecology at the Devon Wildlife Trust’s managed area at Emsworthy, above Widecombe-in-the-Moor. 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: £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:
  Pat Fleming Tel: 01364 631233, Email: wylde@gn.apc.org

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

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, 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

Greenwood Tools Workshop

15 July 2017  09:30 - 15:30
You are invited to join our workshop all about how to choose, use and maintain your greenwood-working tools. A practical skills course run by our expert tutor, who has spent a lifetime working with the specialist tools used in the woods . He is a fantastic teacher with marvellous skills. The workshop aims to give you confidence to buy the right tools and to be able to look after them, and use them for years to come. Coppice woodlands provide a truly sustainable source of food, shelter and raw materials for people and wildlife. Today, we have almost none left. The Sustainable Coppice Partnership aims to inform, educate and train people in traditional coppice skills and to create opportunities for new sustainable rural jobs and new sustainable woodlands for future generations to use and enjoy. It is essential to wear stout boots and warm clothing. You may need waterproofs too, as it rains a lot on Dartmoor. Numbers are very limited so do book now.
Location  Leighbeer Plantation, near Yelverton, Dartmoor  Booking: Yes  Charge: £25 per workshop to include all tools, PPE, insurance, and Tea and Cake! Please bring your own lunch.
Contact details for further information:
  Further details call Dr Tean Mitchell 01747 820718 or email tean@sustainablecoppice.org

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

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

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

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 - 10:00
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

Bridestowe Ram Roast

22 July 2017  13:00 - 18:00
Fun for everyone with stall, duck race, tug of war, children's races, bouncy castle, BBQ, beer tent, live music and much more.
Location  The sporting green, parking available at Bridestowe primary school  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £1.00, children free
Contact details for further information:
  www.bridestowe.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

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

Dartmoor Conservation Garden open day

29 July 2017  12:00 - 16:00
The Science of Wild Dartmoor: FREE Families and Communities Day Learn about the amazing plants that inhabit Dartmoor’s mires and blanket bogs including the amazing sphagnum mosses. A range of fun events for all ages with bug-hunting, plant trails, science experiments and nature crafts. Everyone has the chance to make your own plant dial to take on your next Dartmoor walk! Explore our new bog garden, created as part of the Magnificent Mires project in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and the Duchy of Cornwall, with Jasmine Atkinson, Community Engagement Officer of the Magnificent Mires Project, supported by the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund. Free drop-in event. No booking needed.
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: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  Pat Fleming Tel: 01364 631233, Email: wylde@gn.apc.org

Totnes Show

30 July 2017  09:00 - 18:00
Come rain or shine Totnes Show has something for everyone and year in year out attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. We love it! So whether you are a “seasoned showgoer” or new to the show this time we hope you will too! Held on Sunday 31st July the 2016 Totnes Show is host to an interesting and action packed programme of exciting demonstrations, displays and parades. These are held in our Main Ring which is at the very heart of our showground at Berry Farm, Berry Pomeroy. Show cattle, sheep, and poultry from across the region compete for glory and the show is also renowned for the huge variety of equestrian classes including showing, jumping, open driving and side saddle. Building on the success and popularity of previous years our Acoustic Music Stage creates a superb platform for local music where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of both new and established musical talent. Vintage vehicles, family dog show and falconry are among the host of things to see and do and Totnes Show also boasts a wide range of trade stands. Don't miss out on the myriad of action packed parades and displays in and around the showfield including Pony Club Mounted Games, parades of hounds and beagles, dog & duck display and Tug of War competition. Be sure to catch the mayhem of the hugely popular and comical terrier racing - open to all breeds
Location  Just off the A3022 Paignton to Totnes road at Berry Pomeroy TQ9 6LG  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £10.00, Children 5 - 16 years £3.00. Family ticket 2 adults up to 3 children £25.00
Contact details for further information:
  www.totnesshow.com

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:
 

Earth, Fire & Spirit-Bronze Age landscape & Pottery Exploration

4 August 2017  -
'Earth Fire and Spirit' is a weekend's hands-on exploration of the Dartmoor Bronze Age landscape and primitive pottery skills. For two and a half days, we will immerse ourselves in a Bronze Age settlement on Dartmoor, explore and dowse the sacred ritual landscape with Dartmoor Guide Emma Cunis (Dartmoor’s Daughter), and learn primitive pottery skills with Jim Hamer (Artist Craftsman). The experience will be based within a well preserved Bronze Age settlement on High Dartmoor in the shadow of Kestor Rock above Chagford. You will have the opportunity to produce a range of clay pots and models and fire them in a primitive fire pit kiln. In addition you will be able to explore and experience through dowsing and earth energies, the many domestic and ritual Bronze Age relics, round houses, standing stones, ritual stone rows and circles. About the organisers/facilitators : Jim is a teacher of art, design technology and outdoor education. He is a practising Artist Craftsman, a qualified Mountain Leader, Climbing Instructor and Canoe Coach with over 40 years experience of providing creative and adventurous experiences for children and adults in the outdoors. Pauline is an experienced dowser and moorland walker and has a deep love and respect for the sacred Dartmoor landscape. Sally is a member of Devon Dowsers with 20+ years experience and interest in earth energies at sacred sites. Emma is a Hill & Moorland Leader (HML) and member of Moorland Guides. As 'Dartmoor's Daughter' she organises walks and activities that offering a deeper connection to self, others, and nature resulting in enhanced physical health, emotional wellbeing, and team performance. For 20 years, she led a corporate career in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Australia. The organisation will be in association with ‘Growing Our Future', an experiential and environmental education initiative, providing a range of creative, educational and recreational activities in the outdoors for children and adults seeking to fulfil their potential and to re-connect with the natural world. What's included: Guided walks, talks, practical demonstrations, food, materials, instruction, camping and facilities (modern toilets and showers). What's not included: Supper on Friday night - please bring food to share. Accommodation options: Camping on site, within the garden of an isolated Dartmoor house in the shadows of Kestor. Or a local B+B - accommodation list provided upon request. Please arrive Friday 4pm to set up your tents and be ready for a gentle evening walk followed by a shared supper. What to bring/wear: Dartmoor weather is highly changeable so please bring plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, waterproof jacket and trousers, sturdy hiking boots, swimsuit, towel, water bottle, flask if you want to carry a hot drink, head/torch, snacks, an apron. And a tent and camping gear if you wish to camp. For Friday night, please bring food to share for supper together and a story/poem or musical instrument if you can. Level: 2 out of 5 - the walks will be mainly on paths on open moorland as well as some rough grass and rocky patches. You need no previous experience in pottery, art, or dowsing to join us - all are welcome! Where to meet: Kestorway (above Chagford on Dartmoor), TQ138ET. Follow signs out of Chagford for 'Fernworthy reservoir' until you see the right hand turn for Kestor and follow that up on to Dartmoor, and immediately right after going over the cattle grid. Cost: £190 (plus Origin Tickets booking fee) per adult or engaged older teenager accommpanied by an adult. Group size will be limited to 8-12 participants. A donation will be made to 'Growing our Future', a non-profit environmental education project which helps facilitate work with disadvantaged groups. Click here to book: https://origintickets.co.uk/store/?event=322 Cancellation: The weekend will go ahead come rain or shine. We have indoor and outdoor options throughout the weekend. Sorry we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend. Risk: Sorry no liability accepted for accidents of incidents.
Location  Batworthy Corner  Booking: Yes  Charge: £190
Contact details for further information:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/430332297354071/?ti=icl

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

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:
 

Okehampton Show

10 August 2017  09:00 - 17:30
A fun filled day for everyone with stalls, displays, livestock showing, local crafts and food and much, much more.
Location  Stoney Park Showground, Holsworthy Road, Okehampton, EX20 1SW. From the A30, take the Sourton Cross (Tavistock) exit (if travelling from the Exeter direction this is the turnoff after Okehampton) and follow the signposts to the Show. A courtesy bus service is available from Okehampton town centre.  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £13.00, children (5-16) £5.00, Children under 5 free. Family ticket £30.00. Advance discount tickets available
Contact details for further information:
  www.okehamptonshow.co.uk

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

Cornwood Show

12 August 2017  11:00 - 17:00
We've got some great entertainment lined up for this year 2016. •Free Climbing Wall •Westcountry Falconry Display •Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary •Devon Air Ambulance •Canine Capers Dog Agility •Fitzworthy Pony Club Games •Family Races •Archery •Bouncy Castle •Sumo Wrestling •Fun Pole Jousting •Bungee Run •Cornwood Church Handbells •Punch & Judy •Kingsmen Barbershop Choir •Vintage Cars •Tug O'War •Trade Stands •Auction of flowers, veggies & gifts Hot and cold refreshments including Kenniford Farm roast pork; Cornwood Inn bar; Titley Green tarts, scones & frittata; Café 2 U hot drinks; A Perfect Blend cakes & drinks; Willy's ice creams; West Country kettle popcorn; Devonshire made fudge; Oakcroft poultry, pork, pasties & sausage rolls. The Village Market is back again this year with a variety of stalls selling produce made by local people. Including knitted toys; handmade jewellery; home cooked pies and cakes; plants; soaps; face cream; candles and other handmade goodies.
Location  Cadleigh Farm near Ivybridge, PL219HW  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £2.50, children under 16 free
Contact details for further information:
  http://cornwoodshow.btck.co.uk/CornwoodShow

Manaton Show

12 August 2017  13:30 - 17:00
Fun for all at this year's show highlights include a falconry display, children's games and races, bouncy castle, horticultural show, village & craft stalls, dog show, alpacas, Torbay Owls, Morris dancers and hog roast.
Location  Manaton show field next to the church  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £4.00, children free
Contact details for further information:
  http://manatonvillage.blogspot.co.uk/p/manaton-show-and-fair.html

Manaton Show and Fair

12 August 2017  13:30 - 17:30
Village Show offering arena events, cream teas, games and children's races, locally produced food, Morris Dancers, Fun Dog Show, Horticultural Show, cake stall, classic cars, raffle prizes and much, much more.
Location  Church Field, Manaton  Booking: No  Charge: Adults - £4.00. Children and parking free.
Contact details for further information:
  clare.boughey@hotmail.co.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

Hennock Show

13 August 2017  10:30 - 17:00
•Horse show & Gymkhana (to enter this popular event please contact Jackie Burns c/o Finlake Riding Centre) • Licensed Bar, Local Beer and Cider. •Ice Cream Van. •Devonshire Cream Teas. •All day Tea, Coffee, Food and BBQ. •Over 50 Vintage Cars, Tractors & Motorcycles. •Stationary engines. •Family Dog Show sponsored by Gravy Train (so bring yours, on a lead please.) •Rural skills area - pole lathe, brick making, stone wall building and rope making. •A working Fair Ground Organ. (Unfortunately not coming this year) •Main Ring events TBC •Noon. Welcome introductions with your host for the day top south west entertainer Maz with Guests. •12:30 West Country Falconry Display •1:15 German Shepherd Club of Devon Display Team •2:00 Maz and guests plus children's events •3:00 West Country Falconry Display •3:35 Parade of Vehicles and presentation of trophies •4:00 More fun and games •4:30 Grand Draw • Small livestock (this year we had Goats, Rabbits and Chickens). •Model Steam Railway, (to ride on). (Unfortunately not coming this year) •Real Fire Engine. (Unfortunately not coming this year) •Over 50 Craft stalls, Trade stands & Car Booters. •Pony Rides. • Local produce & plant stalls. •Children's Fair Ground Games.
Location  West Hele Barn & show ground TQ13 9PP  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £2.50, children under 16 free
Contact details for further information:
  http://www.hennock.org.uk/hennock_village_fayre.html

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

Meldon Wildlife Festival

15 August 2017  10:30 - 16:00
A fun-filled, wild day out for all the family! Activities include moth trapping, dissecting owl pellets, butterfly & dormouse walks, create your own nature bucket, make homes for wildlife and discover life in the slow lane – the secret life of snails. Join the National Park and partners for a wild day out.
Location  Meldon Old Quarry  Booking: No  Charge: Free
Contact details for further information:
  01822 890414

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

Chagford Show

17 August 2017  09:00 - 17:30
Attractions include Dartmoor Hawking, the Dolphin marching Band, the Dartmoor Hill Pony display team and the sheep roadshow. Plus try your hand at tightrope walking with the ever popular Slackline returning to the Show this year. Come and get up close and personal with the unusual creatures to be found at Dartmoor Reptiles! Pick up a python, tickle a tarantula or watch and learn from a distance. Plus all the usual stalls, craft tent food tent, vintage machinery dog show and livestock classes. See website for details. Also please bear in mind that the show is in the middle of a field with no internet connection so please, cash/cheques only!!
Location  Chagford Showground, Dogmarsh Field, Mill End, Chagford TQ13 8JN  Booking: No  Charge: Adults £8.00, Children £3.00, under 5's free
Contact details for further information:
  http://www.chagfordshow.co.uk/index.html

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