What's On

Find out about events in and around Dartmoor in the coming weeks:


  • To 1 April

    Wild Woodland Trail (self guided) Yarner Wood. Start Middle Trendlebere car park SX 780792. MTMTE.

  • To Wednesday 31 October

    Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition Chagford TQ13 8JU.

  • Saturday 2 June

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

  • Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fair 10am.

  • Summer FairDonkey Sanctuary, Filham Park, Ivybridge. Tel: (01752) 690200.

  • Teignton Fair 2.30pm til late. Live band and music from 5.30pm. Drewsteignton.

  • Saturday 2–Sunday 8 June

    Devon Tapestry Weavers Exhibition Teignmouth Arts Action Group.

  • Sunday 3 June

    Tavistock Steam and Vintage Fair

  • Discover the Dartmoor Way Guided bike ride with Sustrans/PL21. 50 miles.
    Start Ivybridge.

  • Dartmoor Food Festival Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey.

  • Monday 4 June

    Beating the Stannary Boundary (talk) Dave Crook. 7.30pm St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton. Ashburton History Society.

  • Tuesday 5 June

    Medieval Village (walk) Andrew Crabb. 7pm, Hound Tor car park. Princetown History Club. Tel: (01822) 890867.

  • Wednesday 6 June

    Butterfly Training Day Butterfly Conservation Trust. Burrator Discovery Centre. Tel: (01822) 855700.

  • Okehampton Camp Visit 9am–1pm. Dartmoor Society.

  • The Joy of Archives (talk) Felicity Goodall. 7.30pm Church House. Widecombe History Group.

  • Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (visit) Mary Tavy Devonshire Association.

  • Friday 8 June

    Sourton Quarry (visit) 2pm. Devonshire Association. See 6 June.

  • Friday 8–Sunday 10 June

    Contemporary Craft Festival Bovey Tracey.

  • Saturday 9 June

    Digital Photography Course 9.30am–3.30pm, Woodland Centre, Yarner Wood. Booking essential. Tel: (01626) 854814.

  • West to East Part 1 (Lich Way) (walk) Paul Rendell. 9.30am. Postbridge car park. 12 miles 6hr £10 (£50 for six walks).

  • Tavistock Vintage Fair Town Hall.

  • Sunday 10 June

    West to East part 2 (walk) Paul Rendell. 9.30am. Trendlebere Down lower car park. 12 miles, 6–7hr. See 9 June.

  • Cream Tea Festival Bedford Hotel, Tavistock.

  • Stone Lane Gardens Music Festival Chagford TQ13 8JU. Midday–6pm.

  • Wednesday 13 June

    Behind the Scenes (visit) Theatre Royal and BBC Spotlight in Plymouth.

  • Captain James Cook (talk) Peter Warwick. 9.45am for 10.30am. Charter Hall, Okehampton. The Arts Society Dartmoor.

  • Devon’s Slave Ownership (tea and talk) Lucy Mackeith. Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. Tel: (01837) 52295.

  • Friday 15 & Saturday 16 June

    Dartmoor Foraging Course Meet at The Cleave Inn, Lustleigh at midday for a 2–3 hour foraging walk, then back to the inn for a wild food lunch. Limited places: please book online. Also 17 & 18 August.

  • Friday 15–Sunday 17 June

    Sixties Celebration South Devon Railway.

  • Saturday 16 June

    New Century Singers Concert St Peters church, Buckland in the Moor.

  • Writing History & Historical Fiction (talk) Dr Ian Mortimer. 2.30pm. Boniface Centre, Crediton. Devonshire Association. See 6 June.

  • Meavy Oak Fair Including Burrator Horseshoe Run.

  • Saturday 16–Sunday 24 June

    Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival Various venues. Dartmoor Society.

  • Saturday 16–Saturday 30 June

    Flag Festival Moretonhampstead.

  • Saturday 16 June–Sunday 22 July

    Rose Festival RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington.

  • Sunday 17 June

    South Zeal Open Gardens 10.30am–6pm. Tickets in advance from The Store, or from Victory Hall or the gardens on the day.

  • Tuesday 19 June

    Crownhill Fort, Plymouth (guided tour) 7pm. Yelverton & District Local History Society.

  • New Century Singers Summer Concert PPT Parish Church. Bovey Tracey. See 16 June.

  • Historical Use of Willow Windrush Willows 7.30–8.30pm. £4 per person (inc. refreshments). Burrator Discovery Centre. Booking essential. See 6 June.

  • Friday 22 June

    Orchids & Friends (walk) 2.15–4.30pm. Aish Tor car park, nr Poundsgate. DWT and Plantlife. Email: mike.ingram@plantllife.org.uk.

  • Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June

    Rose Weekend and Craft Market Rosemoor. See 16 June.

  • Saturday 23 June–Sunday 1 July

    South Brent Carnival Week Carnival parade 6.15pm 30 June. Street fair 23 June. Tel: (01364) 73292.

  • Saturday 23 June

    Dartmoor Fiddle Day Fairplace United Church, Okehampton.

  • Sunday 24 June

    Moretonhampstead Music Day All day, venues around town.

  • Lots of Dartmoor Tors (walk) Paul Rendell 10am. Sharpitor large car park. 12 miles 6hr. See 9 June.

  • Monday 25 June

    Cadover Bridge (walk) 3 miles, 2hr. 10am. Après walk: The Royal Oak, Meavy. Dartmoor Preservation Association. Email: keithryan@btinternet.com, tel: (01752) 405245.

  • Saturday 30 June

    Okehampton Music Festival

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Trains Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton. £60 per person. Tel: (0800) 232383.

  • Lions Club Fun Day & Beer Festival Ivybridge Rugby Club. Tel: (01752) 894392.

  • Brent Singers Summer Concert St Petroc’s church, Harford. 7.30pm.

  • Saturday 30 June–Saturday 7 July

    Ashburton Carnival Fete Sunday 1 July, procession 6.30pm 7 July.

  • Saturday 30 June–11 November

    RHS Rosemoor Commemorations of the centenary of the end of WWI. See 22 June.


  • Sunday 1 July

    Burrator Family Day 12–4pm. See 6 June.

  • Northlew Manor Garden open nr Okehampton EX20 3PP in aid of Send a Cow. Teas, plant sales.

  • Monday 2 July

    Life & Death in Medieval England (talk) Dr David Stone. 7.30pm, St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton. Ashburton History Society. See 4 June.

  • Tuesday 3 July

    Haymeadow Walk Paul Rendell. 7pm, DNPA car park, Postbridge. Princetown History Club. See 5 June.

  • Wednesday 4 July

    The Seaton Down Hoard (talk) Thomas Cadbury, Assistant Curator, RAMM. 7.30pm, Church House. Widecombe History Group. See 6 June.

  • Thursday 5 July

    Butterfly Walk Barn Owl Trust, Ashburton. 2.30pm. Booking essential. Tel: (01364) 653026.

  • Friday 6 July

    ‘Late’ opening evenings at RHS Rosemoor Also 13, 20 and 27 July.

  • Friday 6–Sunday 8 July

    1940s Festival South Devon Railway. See 15 June.

  • Saturday 7 July

    Cleft Gate Hurdles Course Parke, Bovey Tracey. DRST. Tel: 07962 432317.

  • South Brent Folk Day

  • Dartmoor Prison Break Ultra Event Dartmoor Search and Rescue. Tel: (01647) 440755.

  • Moor Flowers Walk Dartmoor haymeadows with Sue Goodfellow. 1pm, Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet. Cream teas available. Booking preferred: tel: (01647) 252743 or email: sue@goodfellowenvironmental.co.uk

  • Family Fun Day DSRT Tavistock 50th anniversary celebration. 10am–4pm The Meadows.

  • Dunsford Show Midday–5pm.

  • Saturday 7–Sunday 8 July

    Storytelling Festival Buckfast Abbey.

  • Sunday 8 July

    ‘Proper’ Tales & Trails Tich Scott and Dartmoor’s Daughter. 10am–4pm. £30.

  • River Plym and Deadman’s Bottom (walk) Paul Rendell. 10.15am, Gutter Tor. 10 miles, 6hr. See 9 June.

  • Belstone Fair www.belstonevillage.net

  • Monday 9–Saturday 21 July

    North Hall Manor Archaeological Excavations Widecombe. Moor than meets the eye. Email: acrabb@dartmoor.gov.uk

  • Saturday 14 July

    Bridford Village Fete

  • The Lost Sound Chorus Fundraising concert in aid of Moreton Music Day, raising money for 'Home from Home, hoping to settle a Syrian refugee family in Moretonhampstead. 7pm Parish Hall, Moretonhampstead. Tickets from Eventbrite.

  • Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July

    Bovey Tracey Open Gardens 1.30–5.30pm.

  • Tuesday 17 July

    An historical village walk around Yelverton Meet Leg o’ Mutton car park 7pm. Yelverton & District Local History Society. See 19 June.

  • Field Trip to Blackingstone & Vitifer Dr Richard Scrivener. Devonshire Association. See 6 June.

  • Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July

    Chagstock Music Festival Whiddon Down.

  • Saturday 21 July

    Moor Medieval Open Day Glebe Farm, Widecombe. 10.30am–4.30pm. MTMTE.

  • Dartmoor Summer Fair Princetown.

  • Ale Tasting & Bread Weighing Ceremony and Medieval Fayre Ashburton.

  • Summer Food Fair Buckfast Abbey.

  • North Bovey Village Fair From 2pm.

  • Wednesday 25 July

    ‘A–Z of MoDL’ Children’s Trail Opens at Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. See 13 June.

  • Foggintor (walk) 3 miles, 2hr. 10am. Après walk: The Plume of Feathers, Princetown. DPA. See 25 June.

  • Yealmpton Show Kitley Lawns.

  • Saturday 28 July

    Guided Half Marathon Walk Something Wild Trail Running Festival. 9.30am–5pm. Dartmoor’s Daughter. See 8 July.

  • Picnic in the Park 5–11pm Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey. Music, beer tent, food stalls, funfair.

  • Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

    Vintage & Antiques Weekend Rosemoor. See 22 June.

  • Saturday 28 July–Monday 6 August

    Bovey Tracey Carnival Week Procession 6pm 4 August; fireworks 10pm Mill Marsh Park.

  • Sunday 29 July

    Walkhampton Open Gardens 11am–5pm. Tickets/refreshments Walkhampton Memorial Hall.

  • Family Dog Show and Car Boot Sale Postbridge.


  • Wednesday 1 August

    Combeshead Farm, Holne – 700 Years of Farmers and Tinners (talk) Tom Greeves. 7.30pm. Church House, Widecombe History Group. See 6 June.

  • Friday 3 August

    Bat Walk With Louise Woolley. Barn Owl Trust, Ashburton. See 5 July.

  • Friday 3–Sunday 5 August

    Langaland Arts and Music Festival Nr Moretonhampstead. Email: info@langaland.org.uk

  • Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August

    Hole’s Meadow Garden open, South Zeal. 1.30–5pm.

  • Sunday 5 August

    Sunday Funday 12.30–4.30pm Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey.

  • Tuesday 7 August

    Tavistock Town Walk Simon Dell. 7pm, Court Gate Arch. Princetown History Club. See 5 June.

  • Wednesday 8 August

    British Firework Championships Plymouth.

  • Wednesday 8–Saturday 11 August

    Chagford Art Group's 43rd Annual Art Exhibition 10am–4pm Jubliee Hall, Chagford. For information tel: (01626) 821237 or (01837) 840547.

  • Thursday 9 August

    Okehampton Show Stony Park Showground.

  • Friday 10–Sunday 12 August

    Dartmoor Folk Festival South Zeal.

  • Saturday 11 August

    Bell Ringing Festival Buckfast Abbey.

  • Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show Cadleigh Farm, Lee Mill.

  • Holne Fete

  • Manaton Fair and Show

  • Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 August

    RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend Yelverton.

  • Sunday 12 August

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

  • Hennock Fayre

  • Thursday 16 August

    Chagford Show

  • Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August

    Dartmoor Foraging Course See 15 & 16 August.

  • Saturday 18 August

    Moretonhampstead Carnival Food Festival 10am–4pm Cross Street and The Sentry

  • Lydford Flower and Produce Show Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Information tel: (01822) 820749.

  • Christow Show

  • Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August

    Moretonhampstead NGS Open Gardens Sutton Mead and Mardon 2–6pm. Teas and plant sales.

  • Tuesday 21 August

    A stroll around Yennadon Liz Miall. Meet at Lowery Cross car park, 7pm. Yelverton & District Local History Society. See 19 June.

  • Thursday 23 August

    Moretonhampstead Carnival Procession 6pm.

  • Saturday 25 August

    Bowerman’s Nose & Jays Grave (walk) 3 miles, 2hr. 10am. Après walk: Widecombe. DPA. See 25 June.

  • 20 Dartmoor Tors (walk) Paul Rendell. 10am. Burrator Dam Quarry car park. 12 miles, 6hr. See 9 June.

  • Saturday 25 August–Sunday 2 September

    Dartmoor Walking Festival Programme at

  • Monday 27 August

    Lustleigh Village Show

  • Charity Letterbox Walk Bellever, 2–5pm. Paul Rendell/Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. Meet Bellever car park. Booking essential: tel: (01837) 54727, email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net.

  • Scoriton Flower Show

  • Peter Tavy Fayre Village Hall and Methodist Chapel from 2pm. Peter Tavy Plod footrace and fun run 1pm. Stalls, refreshments, fun and games, 'Dartmoor Teddy Bears Dangerous Sports Association' challenge.

  • Thursday 30 August

    Falconry Display Rosemoor. See 22 June.

  • Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September

    Nourish Craft, Food & Music Festival Bovey Tracey.

  • Friday 31 August–Sunday 2 September

    Lustleigh Society Heritage Weekend

  • Saturday 1 September

    The Two Moors Way Big Walk New Bridge to Ivybridge.

  • Sunday 2 September

    Kelly Mine Open Day 10.30am–4.30pm Lustleigh.