Wildlife and Heritage


Discover our rich heritage from Bronze Age, to Medieval through to how the Victorians used Dartmoor to power the industrial revolution.

Live our history


Dartmoor is home to an abundance of rare and distinctive wildlife. Discover our ‘little five’ and plant life that thrives in our unique climate.

Discover our species


A diverse range of different habitats from wooded river valleys to open moorland, create the perfect environment for many rare and unique species to thrive.

Our perfect habitats


Our landscape has four very different character types; moorland, woodland, farmland and rivers.

Wild moors to river valleys

Our conservation work

We work on lots of different projects to conserve our wildlife and heritage. Find out what we are doing and how you can help.

Conservation in action

The Dartmoor Timeline

Geology that dates back millions of years with humans joining us from about 10,000 years ago. See how Dartmoor was shaped by nature and humans.

Go back in time

Explore our wildlife and heritage.

Donate for Dartmoor: See how you can support our work

Love Moor Life: Follow the Ranger Code

Conserving a Dartmoor longhouse: Restoring Higher Uppacott

Jobs and Volunteering