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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (afternoon)
Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (afternoon)

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature.

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (morning) - Fully Booked
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (morning) - Fully Booked

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.

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Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked

Enter into the world of fungi and lichens with Dartmoor's Daughter and Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through wooland, open moorland, and a churchyard so we can determine the rate of lichen growth. You will learn how to identify edible and other fungi as well as lichens. And find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. 

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Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter
Jul
26
2:30 PM14:30

Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter

Unlock the ancient skill of sensing direction from stars and plants. Forecast weather from woodland sounds. And predict the next action of an animal from its body language. Build your outdoor awareness and expert intuition by noticing certain patterns, signs and clues. This practical, outdoors walking workshop will help you to learn the keys to your ‘sixth sense’.

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Dusk & Dawn Chorus Dartmoor NightWalk
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Dusk & Dawn Chorus Dartmoor NightWalk

Walk from sunset to sunrise with Dartmoor’s Daughter and Tony Whitehead to experience the extraordinary soundscape that is Dartmoor.

Some of you will love the dark, some may fear it. Join our small group for a slow and safe meander up tors, down valleys, and along riverbanks with plenty of 'sit spots' along the way to drink it all in.

As well as stunning vistas and changing sun-and-moon-light, we hope to hear, and possibly see, churring nightjars, tawny owls, skylarks (they sometimes sing at night), buzzard, blackbird, song thrush, mistlethrush, meadow pipit, stone chat, linnet, yellowhammer, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and, if we’re lucky, a curlew.

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Wildflowers & Folk Tales Walk
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflowers & Folk Tales Walk

Join us for a storytelling walk where we will discover some of the flowers special to Dartmoor meadows, and hear stories about plants that we find along the way. Expect tales from across Britain that inspire, provoke curiosity and explore the connections between people and nature.

With beautiful views of Holne Moor to the west, and set high at 1,200 feet, the field supports a stunning profusion of wildflowers and grasses in the summer, with four kinds of orchid reaching their peak in mid-June - Southern Marsh, Greater Butterfly, Heath Spotted, and Twayblade. Part of a larger group of small fields that make up a County Wildlife Site, the field has had no applications of agricultural chemicals for a generation and has been managed for wildlife and biodiversity for several years.

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Dartmoor Dawn Chorus Walk - Fully Booked
May
19
3:30 AM03:30

Dartmoor Dawn Chorus Walk - Fully Booked

Join us for a walk from dark to dawn through the extraordinary soundscape of the waking chorus of birds. Yarner Woods is a bird haven so we hope to hear, and possibly see redstart, pied flycatcher, wood warbler, blackbird, song thrush, mistle thrush, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and many many more. If we are lucky, we may even here the pre-dawn churring of nightjar.

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Bird Voices - Learn song & language in Dartmoor Woodland
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Bird Voices - Learn song & language in Dartmoor Woodland

Which bird voice can teach you that a sparrowhawk is approaching? Unlock the secrets of the Dartmoor woodland, heath and wetlands by learning Bird Language, and the different voices of the birds. 

Dartmoor is rich with native birds as well as Autumn migrants at this exciting time as flocks of Redwings and Thrushes arriving from Scandinavia descend to feast on the berries the native Mistle Thrushes jealously guards. In the background Robins are singing their melancholic autumnal song. Come join us to learn to read the language of nature through Bird Language which can deepen our awareness and understanding of what's happening in the natural world, and strengthen our connection to the birds at this time of Autumn.

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Read the Language of Nature by tracks & signs in Dartmoor Wood
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Read the Language of Nature by tracks & signs in Dartmoor Wood

Learn to read the language of nature through interpreting track and sign. Share the stories and different meanings of footprints in mud, feathers on a log, antler rubbings on a willow tree, or scat left on a rock. 

Delve deep with the question 'What happened here?. And touch on the 'Five Arts of tracking - who, what, when, where, and why'. And, learn to read the landscape through natural navigation. 

Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Robin Bowman to meet the inhabitants of this beautiful Dartmoor woodland including deer, fox, badger, otter, fish, and birds.

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Dowsing for Dragons - Kids Fun on Dartmoor
Jul
2
2:30 PM14:30

Dowsing for Dragons - Kids Fun on Dartmoor

Dragons are real, yes really. They are usually friendly. But sometimes they can be very fierce and breathe fire if you upset them. There are many myths and legends about dragons living on Dartmoor. Tin-miners used to see ‘dragon’s breath’ vapours coming out of the tin mines. The dragon at Becka Brook liked to make a lunch out of the local farmer’s sheep and cattle. Lone travellers feared to walk too near the dragon’s lair at O’Brook in case they were eaten! And the mist that suddenly rolls in across the moor was known by the old people as ‘dragon’s breath’.

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