Discover Dartmoor: Heritage and Wildlife Festival

Saturday, 6 July 2019 at 10:30 - 16:00

Discover the Dartmoor Story and travel back through thousands of years of Dartmoor’s past at this event for everyone with a passion for the moor. Find out how people have shaped the landscape of the moor and influenced the wildlife that lives here.


There will be historical re-enactors, demonstrations, hands on activities, films and talks bringing Dartmoor’s past to life and stalls shining a light on its wildlife.


Help us celebrate five years of the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Scheme and the work of hundreds of volunteers who have been working to conserve Dartmoor’s heritage and look after its wildlife.

  • Medieval re-enactors
  • Have a go in our Archaeology sandbox
  • Programme of talks through the day
  • Have a go at surveying
  • Quills and Calligraphy
  • Medieval music  
  • Meet the Dartmoor experts
  • Saw mill wood processing
  • Community Heritage Stalls
  • Storytelling  
  • Tea and cakes in the Parish Hall
  • Children’s wild nature games
  • Discover the history of Manaton Church
  • BBQ

Location: Manaton TQ13 9UJ

Booking required: no

Charge: FREE