Moor Otters

Moor Otters

The Moor Otters Arts Trail is here!Moor Otters 2021 logo cartoon otter on blue circle background

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 to get ready for the Otter auction and smarten themselves up to go to their new forever homes.

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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.

Plan your visit

The trail map is now available so you can plan ahead. Many businesses will still have Covid restrictions in place so please check before you visit.

View trail maps

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.

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Become a sustainable otter spotter or design your own otter and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!

Enter a competition

Otterly Sustainable

Find out how we're making the Moor Otter Arts Trail as green as possible and how you can help.

More on sustainability

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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