Events and activities

Events and activities

Come and enjoy an activity on Dartmoor with the Rangers as part of the Ranger Ralph Club!

The Ranger Ralph Club is open to all children between the ages of 5-12 years and is ideal for the young nature enthusiast in your family.

Ranger Ralph meets on a regular basis and each activity is safely led by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger. The club runs up to twelve outdoor events per year. These are all free to attend once you are a member.

How to join the Ranger Ralph club

If you live locally, or are coming to Dartmoor when an event is on, why not book and join in. Remember to bring your membership card!

Tuesday 28 May – 10.00 - 12.00 (2 hours)
D ’arty moor

Join Ranger Bill to explore Haytor with a sketch pad and pencil. With regular stops, we will look at texture and shapes and then enjoy some time drawing and sharing masterpieces in the quarry.
Meet in the Haytor middle car park GR (SX 763 769) the next car park up from the visitor centre and bring along a picnic lunch to sit together after the event if you would like to.
Bookings taken from 8 May.

Saturday 29 June – 10.00 - 12.00 (2 hours)

Do you know the tales of Vixana the witch or Hunter Bowerman? Can you find the magical stories behind the mossy rocks or the tinkling brook? Bring your imagination for a morning of adventures, exploring and tall tales then create a puppet from natural materials to bring your own story to life.
Meet at Hound Tor Car Park GR (SX 7395 7921)
Take the B3357 Bovey Tracey-Widecombe Road, 1/2 mile from Hemsworthy gate cattle grid take signed turning for Hound Tor. Meet in large car park near road junction west of tor.
Bookings taken from 8 June.

Sunday 14 July - 10.30am-12.30 (2 hours)
Mini Three Tors Challenge

Enjoy this 5k circular hike across the moors taking in Pew Tor, Heck Tor and Feather Tor, enjoying the archaeology and wildlife on the way.
70% of the route is easy walking and 30% is a bit more of a challenge. Not suitable for pushchairs. Do come dressed with appropriate layers for the weather on the day. We will stop for a short break so do bring a drink and a snack with you.
Please wear sensible shoes for moorland terrain.
Meet at Cox Tor Car Park on the B3357 (SX 531 752). There are no toilet facilities on site. The nearest are Princetown or Tavistock.
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Bookings taken from 23 June.

How to Book

Booking is essential for these activities as numbers are limited. These events are for Ranger Ralph Club members only.

Please book by telephoning 01626 831080. Please note that we are often out on the moors so may not answer immediately but do leave a message and we will get back to you on our return. Alternatively, you can send an email to

Bookings are only taken from three weeks before each event. If, for any reason ,you find you cannot make the event, please call and cancel. This will give other people the opportunity to book.

Sorry, but we do not allow dogs on our events.

The Ranger Ralph Club for Kids aged 5 - 12yrs

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