Moor Otters

Moor Otters

81 stunning sculptures of otters with cubs - all designed and decorated by local and national artists - are spending this summer with businesses, community groups and in public areas across Dartmoor, in Plymouth and in gateway towns and villages.

The Trail ends on Sunday 19th September, with all the otters starting to be rounded up from Monday 20th September to get ready for the Otter auction and smarten themselves up to go to their new forever homes.

Join our community of Otter Spotters on the Moor Otters Arts Trail Facebook group or follow us on Twitter for updates and details.

What it's all about

Moor Otters is a feel-good public arts project that gathers up young and old for an amazing journey of learning and discovery, creating stories and making memories.

81 decorated Otter with Cub sculptures have been released onto Dartmoor to create four arts trails, standing tall on plinths waiting to be spotted. There will also be a Mayflower trail in Plymouth and several otters in gateway towns and villages.

At the end of the summer ‘otter-spotters’ as well as art collectors and individuals, will have the opportunity to give their favourite Otter a new home when they are auctioned to raise funds for vital conservation and access projects in the National Park.

Buy an otter

Fallen in love? Take home your own Moor Otter at the end of the trail and help to raise funds for conservation and access projects on Dartmoor.

Go to auction

Make a donation

Enjoyed the trail and want to give something back? Any amount you can spare will help us to carry out vital work to protect and enhance Dartmoor's special qualities.

Donate for Dartmoor

Find out how past projects have benefitted from the last Moor Otters Arts Trail in 2017.

Our Valued Partners

Thank you to all our Valued Partners who support this wonderful project in a variety of ways – without them Moor Otters would not be possible.

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