Contributing to the wellbeing of Dartmoor and its communities

The Dartmoor Society

We are a member charity that values Dartmoor’s distinctive human story, its farming culture, and its remarkable archaeological landscapes. We recognize the importance of conservation on a landscape scale where ecological, archaeological and cultural matters are dealt with in a thoughtful and integrated manner. We value the written and spoken word, music tradition and innovation. The annual Dartmoor Society awards recognise practical and creative responses to Dartmoor. Our aim is to be an independent voice for those who find Dartmoor a source of livelihood or inspiration. 

Join Us

Join The Dartmoor Society today and help us to promote the wellbeing of Dartmoor and its communities.


Members receive a copy of our newsletter twice a year.


Latest News

A report on our Farming Forum submitted to Oke Links magazine. May 2024

Government response to the Fursdon Review of Protected Sites on Dartmoor is published.

John Walters is presented with The Dartmoor Society award for 2023


Upcoming Events

Annual Barbecue and Walk: Coombe Meadow, Ashburton TQ13 7HU

Saturday 17th August

Guided walk to Vitifer Mines and Birch Tor with Inga Page

Saturday 14th September

Glaciation on Dartmoor: A talk by Richard Horsham

Wednesday 23rd October

The Dartmoor Society

Our aims are to

  • Promote an understanding of Dartmoor as an integrated whole. Culture and tradition, archaeological monuments and landscapes, significant buildings of all ages, and distinctive creatures and plants.

  • Encourage environmentally and socially beneficial use of Dartmoor’s resources: pasture, woodland, soil, stone, minerals, water, wind and sun.

  • Promote a collaborative approach to landscape conservation that focuses on the longterm participation of stakeholders. 

  • Foster research through our Research Fund.

  • Stimulate creative and practical responses through The Dartmoor Society awards.

  • Share knowledge through our events and our newsletters.