Meldon Wildlife Festival

Meldon Wildlife Festival

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 10:30 - 16:00

Join the National Park and partners for a wild day out celebrating Dartmoor's unique and beautiful wildlife. A free fun-filled, event for all the family!

  • Get close to awesome birds of prey
  • Immerse yourself in stream dipping
  • Go on a butterfly treasure hunt
  • Look for reptiles and signs of our secretive mammals
  • Get crafty with fun nature makes to take home.
  • You can even grab your phone and become a Look Wild iNaturalist or take part in our Time for Nature Challenge
  • and much, much more

Spend the day with us and our wildlife partners at a beautiful part of Dartmoor. Why not bring a packed lunch or purchase some refreshments from the Okehampton Guides who will be providing tasty treats on the day.

We would like to thank the landowners Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council and the Duchy of Cornwall, and Adventure Okehampton, who lease the land, for their support in making this event possible.

Facilities

Free parking, toilets, and refreshments available to purchase.

Getting there

From Okehampton: Follow the B3260 uphill and look for Meldon
Quarry sign. Turn left just before Betty Cottles. Follow road over A30,
through the woods, under viaduct and look out for car park
entrance to Meldon Old Quarry on right.

From Tavistock & A30 Cornwall: Follow signs to Okehampton leaving
the A30 via slip road. Turn left onto B3260 towards Okehampton until
you see Betty Cottles on your left, take next road on right marked
Meldon Quarry. Follow road over A30, through the woods, under
viaduct and look out for car park entrance to Meldon Old Quarry on
right.

Location: Meldon Old Quarry

Booking required: no

Charge: FREE

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