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JUNE

  • Saturday 27 May–Sunday 4 June

    Woodland Festival Letterbox Trail Main car park, Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LJ. Family friendly self-guided event. Moor than meets the eye event.

  • From Thursday 1 June

    Moor Otters Sculpture Trail Venues across Dartmoor.

    www.moorotters.co.uk
  • Thursday 1 June

    Crossing the Centuries: Dartmoor’s Medieval Crosses (talk) Jane Marchand, former Senior Archaeologist for Dartmoor National Park. 7pm Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, PL21 0TW. £5. Tel: (01548) 830832, email: abi@dra.uk.net.

    www.devonruralarchive.com
  • Kids’ Nature Treasure Hunt and Letterboxing Haytor Car park. Dartmoor’s Daughter, £10. Tel: 07817 329584

    www.eventbrite.com
  • Friday 2 June

    Tour of Calstock (walk) Meet at Calstock train station 11.30am; 4-mile walk.

    www.tamarvalley.org.uk
  • Dartmoor Entertainers (film) 8pm Moretonhampstead Parish Hall. Tickets Green Hill, Moreton Info Centre and Moreton News.

  • Saturday 3 June

    Summer Fair 10am–4pm Donkey Sanctuary, Filham Park, Ivybridge. Tel: (01752) 690200.

  • Sanduck Cross Farm Sheepdog Trial 8.30am Lustleigh. Tel: (01647) 440287.

  • The Lost Sound – Dartmoor Folk Choir (concert) 7.30pm Tavistock Town Hall, £8.50. www.ticketsource.co.uk

    www.thelostsoundchorus.co.uk
  • Cob Walling Course Jeremy Weiss, DRST, Velwell, Dartington. Tel: 07962 432317.

    www.devonruralskillstrust.co.uk
  • Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June

    Coombe Trenchard Home & Garden Show

    www.coombetrenchard.co.uk
  • Sunday 4 June

    6th Dartmoor Firkin Challenge BBQ and music, Royal Oak Inn, Meavy.

    www.royaloakinn.org.uk
  • Guided bike ride to discover the Dartmoor Way Start Ivybridge or South Brent.

    www.sustrans.org.uk
  • Andrew’s Corner Garden NGS 2.30–5.30pm. Skaigh Lane, Belstone, £3.50. Tel: (01837) 840332, email: edwinarobinhill@btinternet.com.

    www.belstonevillage.net
  • Tavistock Steam and Vintage Fair www.therobeytrust.co.uk

    www.steamheritage.co.uk
  • Picnic at the Park River Dart Country Park, Ashburton.

    www.riverdart.co.uk
  • Growing a new wildlife hedge on high Dartmoor Devon Wildlife Trust Open Day 2–5pm, Yellowmeade Farm, Princetown PL20 6SS, SX 566743. No dogs, refreshments available. Information email: srdowns@btinternet.com.

  • Tuesday 6 June

    Wind Tor near Rowden Cross (walk) Paul Rendell 10am Cross Road (SX703760) 3–5 miles, 2 hours, £6. Tel: (01837) 54727.

    www.paulrendelldartmoor.co.uk
  • Rev. Bray’s Inscribed Stones (walk) Dr James Fox. 7pm car park opp. Two Bridges Hotel. Princetown History Club. Tel: (01822) 890867.

    www.princetownhistoryclub.weebly.com
  • Burrator Volunteering Day 10am–3pm, Burrator Discovery Centre. Also 12 June, 18 June (to 3.30pm), 20 June, 30 June. Tel: (01822) 855700

    www.swlakestrust.org.uk
  • Wednesday 7 June

    Little Poland (talk) Ken Holland. 7.30pm Church House, Widecombe History Group.

    www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com
  • Thursday 8 June

    Lukesland House (tour) Harford, nr Ivybridge. Tickets tel: (01206) 573948.

    www.invitationtoview.co.uk
  • 35th anniversary of Falklands War Remembrance event, 11am Tavistock War Memorial. Tavistock Royal British Legion.

  • Friday 9–11 June

    Contemporary Craft Festival Bovey Tracey.

    www.craftsboveytracey.org
  • Saturday 10 June

    PCWW Boundstones Picnic and Ailsborough Tin Mine (walk) Tom Greeves. 10.30am–4pm, meet Gutter Tor SX579674.

    www.dartmoorsociety.com
  • New Century Singers Concert (Bovey Tracey) Abbotsbury Church, Newton Abbot 7.30pm.

  • Military Wives Choir St John’s Church, North Bovey. Tel: (01647) 440053.

    www.militarywiveschoirs.org
  • Saturday 10– Saturday 24 June

    Flag Festival Moretonhampstead

    www.visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk
  • Sunday 11 June

    Ryders Hill & Moor (walk) Paul Rendell 10.15am Venford Reservoir car park 12 miles, 6 hours, £10. See 6 June.

  • LEAF Open Farm Sunday

    www.farmsunday.org
  • Tuesday 13 June

    Hexworthy (walk) Paul Rendell. 10am. See 6 June

  • A Walking Tour of Moretonhampstead Bill Hardiman 6.45pm Court Street Car Park. Yelverton Local History Society.

    www.yelvertonhistory.org.uk
  • Wednesday 14 June

    Evening electric bike ride 6pm Beltor Corner car park; £16, booking essential. Tel: (01364) 631292, 07980 632158

    www.dartmoorelectricbicycles.co.uk
  • Saturday 17 June

    Macmillan Gidleigh Opera 1Gidleigh Park Hotel. Tickets www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

    www.mgo-event.co.uk
  • Meavy Oak Fair 1.30pm including Burrator Horseshoe Run. See 4 June.

  • Stone Walling Course Dave Dingle, DRST. Higher Bradworthy Farm, South Brent. Tel: 07815 189911.

    www.devonruralskillstrust.co.uk
  • Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June

    South Tawton Art Group Exhibition Church House, South Tawton.

  • Saturday 17 June–30 July

    Rose FestivalRHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington.

    www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
  • Saturday 17–Saturday 24 June

    South Brent Summer Carnival Information tel: (01364) 73292, email: jean@cleave.entadsl.com.

  • Sunday 18 June

    Moretonhampstead Music Day All day, venues around town.

  • South Zeal Open Gardens Victory Hall.

  • Sunday 18–Saturday 24 June

    Dean Prior Life Drawing Group Exhibition Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes.

    www.Deanpriorlifegroup.blogspot.co.uk
  • Tuesday 20 June

    Gidleigh (walk) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Printmakers Exhibition Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

    www.drawntothevalley.co.uk
  • Wednesday 21 June

    Plants of the Granite Tramway (walk) 11–4pm Start Haytor Down SX770776. Granite Elements – Bovey Tracey Parishscapes Project MTMTE. Tel: (01626) 832330, email: albert.knott@naturalengland.org.uk.

  • Saturday 24 June

    Okehampton Festival of Food & Music

  • The Dartmoor Hay Meadows Project and Hay Meadow Flora (talk) Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown and visit to Dartmoor Preservation Association’s hay meadow at Pudsham. Chrissy Mason, community ecologist MTMTE. Bring packed lunch. 10.30–3pm donations welcome. Dartmoor Conservation Garden. Booking essential, tel: (01364) 631233 email: wylde@gn.apc.org.

  • Tavistock Canal book launch Simon Dell. 10am Tavistock Museum. 2pm walk along canal. Free.

  • ‘Far from the madding crowd’ (play) Theatre in the Garden, Castle Drogo.

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo
  • Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June

    Midsummer & Solstice 8 Stone Circles (walk and overnight camp) Scorhill Farmhouse, Gidleigh. Dartmoor’s Daughter Tel: 07817 329584 Booking

    www.eventbrite.com.
  • Tedburn Summer Fair Midday–3pm Tedburn St Mary.

  • Sunday 25 June

    Flying along the Granite Tramway (3-mile bird and butterfly walk) 10am–12.30pm. Lower Haytor car park SX765772. DWT Bovey Tracey as part of Granite Elements. Tel: (01626) 834399, mob: 07831 218 082, email: johnwych@hotmail.com Suggested donation £3. No booking required.

  • Open Day and 3rd birthday celebration Burrator Discovery Centre. Midday–4pm. SWLT.

  • Tuesday 27 June

    Castle Drogo (walk)Paul Rendell 10am NT car park. See 6 June.

  • Wednesday 28 June

    Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater Widecombe Sailing Club event, The Café on the Green, Widecombe.

    www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk
  • Thursday 29 June

    New Century Singers Concert 7.30pm St Peter, St Paul & St Thomas Church, Bovey Tracey.

  • ‘Jane Eyre’ (play) Roadford Lake.

    www.chapterhouse.org

JULY

  • Date tbc

    Ivybridge Big Event Free taster sports and activities.

  • Saturday 1 July

    Lions Club Fun Day & Beer Festival 12 noon – midnight Ivybridge Rugby Club. Tel: (01752) 894392.

  • Zale Fayre South Zeal

  • Magnificent Mires (walk) Meet Station Car Park Bovey Tracey to car share. 7-mile guided walk around Teignhead. Suggested donation £3. Tel: (01392) 833183, email: ian.merrett@btinternet.com. Bovey Tracey DWT

  • The Meadow Makers' Conference 9.30am–5.30pm Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet. Tickets £22 inc. lunch.

    www.moormeadows.org.uk
  • Dartmoor Perambulation Paul Rendell. 50-mile walk around boundary of Dartmoor Forest, four days over two weekends. See 6 June.

  • Painting Day with John Christian Walking, sketching and painting, £45. Dartmoor’s Daughter. Tel: 07817 329584.

    www.eventbrite.com
  • Dunsford Show 12–5pm

  • South Brent Folk Day

    www.southbrentfolk.org.uk
  • Saturday 1–Sunday 2 July

    South Devon 1940s Festival South Devon Railway.

    www.southdevonrailway.co.uk
  • Sunday 2 July

    Magical Meadows: A Family Fun Day 11am–4.30pm Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet.

    www.moormeadows.org.uk
  • Monday 3 July

    The role of the ponies on Dartmoor (inc. the Granite Tramway (walk & talk) 1.30–4pm. Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, Parke, Bovey Tracey. Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust as part of Granite Elements. Booking essential. Tel: (01626) 833234, email: admin@dpht.co.uk.

  • Tuesday 4 July

    Postbridge (walk) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Dartmoor Mindscapes (walk) Peter Knight. 7pm Four Winds car park SX562749. Princetown History Club. See 6 June.

  • Wednesday 5 July

    Exeter Cathedral Restoration & Conservation 1969–1980 (talk) Peter Dare. Widecombe History Group. See 7 June.

  • Thursday 6 July

    Devon and the First World War (talk) Dr David Parker 7pm, £5 Devon Rural Archive. See 1 June.

  • Thursday 6 – Monday 10 July

    American Old Time Music Gathering Music, camping, food. Burrator.

    www.southwestlakes.org.uk
  • Sittaford Stone Circle & Whitehorse Hill (walk/talk) Lee Bray. £13, Dartmoor’s Daughter Tel: 07817 329584.

    www.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday 8 July

    Jazz on the Airfield – Steve Tucker’s All Star Jazz Band Bar and Food. Eggesford, nr Chulmleigh EX18 7QY 4. Advance tickets: Adults £12.50, under 16s £6.25 from Eggesford Garden Centre or tel: (01363) 83245 www.eventbrite.co.uk. In aid of Send a Cow.

    www.sendacow.org
  • The Botany and Ecology of Dartmoor’s Mires and Bogs (talk) Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown and visit to mini-mire within Conservation Garden, then walk at Emsworthy. 10.30–3pm, own cars, bring packed lunch. £18 (concessions £12). Booking essential, tel: (01364) 631233, email: wylde@gn.apc.org.

  • Tavistock Music Festival

  • Lost Sound Chorus St Pancras church, Widecombe.

    www.thelostsoundchorus.co.uk
  • Sunday 9 July

    Belstone Village Fair 2–4.30pm

  • Tuesday 11 July

    Meldon (walk) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Wednesday 12 July

    Evening electric bike ride See 14 June.

    www.dartmoorelectricbicycles.co.uk
  • Friday 14 July

    The Dartmoor Society BBQ 6pm Heron’s Brook, South Zeal.

    www.dartmoorsociety.org
  • Saturday 15 July

    Ale Tasting & Bread Weighing Ceremony and Medieval Fayre Ashburton.

  • Greenwood Tools Workshop 9.30am–3.30pm Leighbeer Plantation nr Yelverton. Sustainable Coppice Partnership £25 inc. tea and cake. Stout boots, warm clothing. Places limited: email: team@sustainablecoppice.org or tel (01747) 820718.

  • Tuesday 18 July

    Wembury, South Devon coast (walk) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Thursday 20 July

    Soil: Discover the world beneath your feet (c5km walk) Dr Rob Parkinson. 10am–3pm. Meet Haytor Visitor Centre. Granite Elements MTMTE. Booking essential, tel: (01626) 832330, email: albert.knott@naturalengland.org.uk.

  • Friday 21–22 July

    Chagstock Music Festival Whiddon Down.

    www.chagstock.info
  • Saturday 22 July

    Midnight Madness 11 1/4 mile walk. Start Princetown Primary School, 9pm. Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Plymouth).

    www.dartmoorsartplymouth.org.uk
  • Ram Roast Bridestowe.

  • North Bovey Villlage Fair

  • Tuesday 25 July

    Four Winds (walk) ) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Wednesday 26 July

    Yealmpton Show Kitley Lawns, Yealmpton.

    www.yealmptonshow.co.uk
  • Delamore House (tour) Delamore Estate, Cornwood, Ivybridge. Tel: (01206) 573948. Tickets

    www.invitationtoview.co.uk.
  • Dartmoor Border Morris Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe.

    www.dartmoorbordermorris.com
  • Saturday 29 July

    Science of Wild Dartmoor – Families and Communities Day 12–4pm Fun events for all ages, bug-hunting, plant trails, science experiments, nature crafts. Free drop-in event. Dartmoor Conservation Garden, Princetown.

  • Around and about Cornwood (walk) Paul Rendell. See 6 June.

  • Beekeeping taster day Buckfast Abbey.

    www.buckfast.org.uk
  • Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July

    Beer and Music Festival Morwellham Quay.

    www.morwellhamquayco.uk
  • Sunday 30 July

    Dartmoor Border Morris 1pm Widecombe.

    www.dartmoorbordermorris
  • Monday 31 July

    100th Aniversary of 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) Remembrance Service, 11am War Memorial, Tavistock British Legion.

AUGUST

  • Date tbc

    Coach Visit to American Museum Bath. Widecombe History Group. See 7 June.

  • Tuesday 1 August

    History of Dartmoor Ponies (talk followed by excursion) Joss Hibbs. Booking email: Bill.Radcliffe2@btopenworld.com. Princetown History Club.

  • Wednesday 2 August

    Canals of the West Country & overseas (talk) Colin Vosper. Widecombe History Group. See 7 June.

  • Wednesday 2 –Sunday 6 August

    Drawn to the Valley Exhibition Tavistock Town Hall.

    www.drawntothevalley.co.uk
  • Thursday 3 August

    F. W. Meyer: Landscape Gardener to Robert Veitch & Son (talk) Carolyn Keep, Devon Gardens Trust. 7pm, £5 Devon Rural Archive. See 1 June.

  • Friday 4–Sunday 6 August

    Dartmoor Folk Festival South Zeal.

    www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
  • Saturday 5 August

    Sticklepath Village Day

  • Langaland Family festival, nr Moretonhampstead.

    www.langaland.co.uk
  • Wednesday 9 August

    Gigspanner Big Band St Andrews Church, Ashburton.

    www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk
  • Thursday 10 August

    Okehampton Show

  • ‘Wind in the willows’ (play) Theatre in the Garden, Castle Drogo.

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo
  • Saturday 12 August

    Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show Cadleigh Farm, Lee Mill.

    www.cornwoodshow.co.uk
  • Manaton Show and Fair 1.30pm Church Field. Games and children's races, fun dog show, horticultural show, cream teas, plant stall, bar, Morris dancers, craft stalls, classic cars, raffle and more. Adults £4; children and parking free.

  • Sticklepath Horsehoe Run

  • Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August

    RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend Yelverton.

    www.rafharrowbeer1940s.co.uk
  • Summer Festival Morwellham Quay.

    www.morwellhamquay.co.uk
  • Sunday 13 August

    The Rough Devil & its Bears (walk) Paul Rendell Two Bridges quarry car park. See 6 June.

  • Tuesday 15 August

    A Visit to Dartmoor Prison PoW Cemeteries and Museum 7pm main gate. Yelverton & District Local History Society.

  • Wednesday 16 August

    Dartmoor Border Morris Dancers 8pm East Dart Hotel. See 30 July.

  • Evening electric bike ride See 14 June.

    www.dartmoorelectricbicycles.co.uk.
  • Guided tour of Princetown (Simon Dell) Tel: (01647) 441083. Moretonhampstead History Group.

  • Thursday 17 August

    Chagford Show

    www.chagfordshow.co.uk
  • Saturday 19 August

    Sourton Open Produce and Craft Show 2.30–4.30pm Sourton Village Hall EX20 4NH. Craft, cookery, vegetables, flowers and children’s classes. Tel: (01837) 861120, email: Sourtonshow@gmail.com.

  • Sunday 20 August

    Cornwood Horse Show See 12 August.

  • Wednesday 23 August

    Dartmoor Border Morris Dancers 8pm Plume of Feathers, Princetown. See 30 July.

  • Thursday 24 August

    Moretonhampstead Carnival Procession 6pm.

  • Friday 25–Sunday 27 August

    Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Exhibition Buckfast Abbey

    www.buckfast.org.uk
  • Saturday 26 August–Sunday 3 September

    Dartmoor Walking Festival

    www.dartmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk
  • Saturday 26 August

    Whitchurch & Sampford Spiney Sheepdog Trial 9am Plasterdown, Tavistock. Tel: (01822) 880215.

  • Create a rustic bench (workshop) Sustainable Coppice Partnership. See 15 July.

  • 26/28 August

    Wild Food BBQ and Cider Festival Meavy. See 4 June.

  • Sunday 27 August

    Rabbits & Tin (walk)Paul Rendell 10.15am car park near Warren House Inn. See 6 June.

  • Monday 28 August

    Lustleigh Village Show

    www.thelustleighshow.com
  • Peter Tavy Village Fayre Tel: (01822) 810868.

  • Dartmoor Past & Present (walk) Paul Rendell 10am Postbridge car park. See 6 June.

  • ‘Peter Pan’ (play) Moorland Garden Hotel.

    www.chapterhouse.org
  • Tuesday 29 August

    Peter Hirst Memorial Walk Mike Wright and Richard Wells. Widecombe History Group. See 7 June.

  • Wednesday 30 August

    Dartmoor Border Morris Dancers 8pm Horse & Groom, Bittaford.

    www.dartmoorbordermorris.com
  • Thursday 31 August

    Ghostly Dartmoor (walk) Paul Rendell 8pm Bellever Youth Hostel. See 6 June.