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 by following the Ranger Code.
We all love Dartmoor and want to keep it special - please leave no trace, give nature space
Dogs love Dartmoor, but please remember that it is a working landscape providing grazing for cattle, sheep and ponies.
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.
You can only backack camp (wild camp) in some parts of Dartmoor please check where you can go.
Ponies on Dartmoor are iconic and do a great job of maintaining habitats for wildlife. Keep them safe by admiring from a distance.
The roads and bridleways on Dartmoor are used by people, animals, vehicles and cyclists, sometimes all at once. Take moor care and slow down.
No BBQs or campfires. Even a small spark can be devastating on open moorland.
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 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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