About the Ranger Service

About the Ranger Service

Our Rangers care about Dartmoor, and encourage people who enjoy it to join them in their appreciation and upkeep of this special place. Dartmoor National Park has been represented strongly on the ground by its Ranger Service since 1963, when Tony Owen-Evans was first appointed Dartmoor Head Warden.

Today our Ranger Service is made up of full time and part time officers, and volunteer wardens. They are the main interface between the National Park Authority, local communities, landowners, partner agencies and visitors.

The Rangers role is varied and over 365 days of the year includes:-

The ranger team is CSAS trained (Community safety accreditation scheme) in association with the Police.

Body worn video cameras

From time to time our Rangers may use body worn video cameras, this is to protect their health, safety and welfare  by reducing the risk of incidents of verbal and physical abuse towards them.

Report a Path Problem

Report a problem on a public right of way

Reporting an incident

If you think we should be aware of an incident on Dartmoor, please use the information on this page to report.

Report an incident