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.
Visiting with your dog
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, give nature space when you visit.
Learn more about litter
Use a campsite or check where you can camp
You can backpack camp on some parts of Dartmoor. This is by carrying your own equipment as part of your walk and staying one or two nights max. You can only do this in certain areas, check the camping map to find out where.
Get info on camping
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.
Learn more about ponies
Share the roads and bridleways
High Fire Risk on Dartmoor. No BBQs or campfires. The moors are very dry at the moment and even a small spark can be devastating.
How to prevent moorland fires
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.
Find out more about our Byelaws