Teachers and educators

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We want to do everything we can to support our communities and the young people, schools and volunteers we work with during these challenging times.

As of 23 March 2020, in line with government advice, we are no longer delivering education guided walks and events on Dartmoor. Our team, both office and centre-based are now working from home.

We are in touch with all schools, organisations and groups who have booked in the coming weeks and months.

Resources for parents and teachers

To help those of you who are supporting learners – whether that is a parent at home or a school with key worker children we have provided some links to useful resources. We want to support you to help as many people as possible remain ‘connected’ to Dartmoor even if they can’t visit.

Our Learning pages offer navigation routes to our rich and deep factual resources that explore Dartmoor’s special qualities. From this page you can navigate to Primary and Secondary factsheets or conduct your own search using our resource library.

We also have three specific case studies which give site specific examples about the work of Dartmoor National Park Authority.

  • Meldon - an in depth case study of geology, geomorphology and industrial archaeology.
  • Haytor - erosion case study.
  • Okehampton bypass - A factsheet about the building of the A30 extension through the national park.

If you want to find out more about other UK National Parks there are loads of free resources and lesson plans, some specifically for in the classroom or at home on the National Parks UK website.

Ten Tors

The Ten Tors event is organised by the military. Here we offer you some helpful advice on navigating across the moor and particularly on avoid sensitive ground nesting bird areas.

Ten Tors resources

Education Guide Hire

Dartmoor Education Guide Hire helps you give your students an amazing outdoor educational experience as easily and safely as possible.

Book an Education trip