Do you Love Moor Life?
You can help protect the wildlife on Dartmoor by following our Ranger Code.
Our Rangers care passionately about Dartmoor; it’s a unique protected landscape with rare wildlife and free roaming livestock and ponies.
Help them to keep Dartmoor special. If they spot you following the code you could win an on-the-spot prize!
Don’t worry if you are not spotted – share your images on social media using #LoveMoorLife and you could win one of our seasonal prizes.
Keep your dog on a lead
Dogs love Dartmoor, but please remember that it is a working landscape providing grazing for cattle, sheep and ponies.
Bag up litter and take it home
Litter can be extremely harmful to wildlife and livestock, not to mention it looks nasty! Always leave no trace when you visit.
Follow the latest Covid-19 government guidelines by staying at home, exercising locally and avoiding unnecessary travel.
Don't feed the ponies
Ponies on Dartmoor are iconic and do a great job of maintaining habitats for wildlife. Keep them safe by admiring from a distance.
Share the roads and bridleways
The roads and bridleways on Dartmoor are used by people, animals, vehicles and cyclists, sometimes all at once. Take moor care and slow down.
Fires can be devastating to the landscape and wildlife, and puts livestock and members of the public at risk.
Report an injured animal
All livestock including ponies are owned by local farmers and commoners. If you come across injured livestock please phone the Livestock protection officer
Livestock Protection officer: 07873 587561
Report uncontrolled dogs
Report uncontrolled dogs or sheep attacks directly to the police on 101 or the Livestock Protection officer.
Please report all wildlife crime to the police on 101.
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