The following events have been organised over the next few months. Some are member only events and others are open to all. If you are thinking about becoming a member you are welcome to join any event, if places are available.
Dartmoor Society members please sign in to book events.
Some of our events are open to all. You can book these from this page
If you cannot attend an event you have booked, please email email@example.com as soon as possible. Your place can be allocated to someone else.
A Revelatory Eye – Dartmoor Photography from the 1850s to the 1870s
Time: 7.30pm at Ashburton Arts Centre TQ13 7DT
Over the past 25 years Tom Greeves has collected together some of the earliest landscape photographs of Dartmoor, taken in the 1860s and 1870s. Many were by one of the finest national photographers of the era, Francis Bedford, but several other photographers captured scenes that are of great historical, social and environmental interest, and often beautifully composed. A Victorian sense of humour is also evident in some of them. This talk will illustrate examples from across Dartmoor.
Tickets for this event can be obtained through Ashburton Arts Cente, links below, or by telephone from Bill Murray 01647 231297
£10 full price or £8/£5 please pay what you can.
Photo of Ashburton from the South by Francis Bedford. Copyright Tom Greeves collection
Dartmoor’s Temperate Rainforests
Dartmoor’s Temperate Rainforests: Past, Present and Future
Ticket Price £21
Dartmoor’s temperate woodlands with their understory of lichens, mosses and shrubs are one of the wonders of Dartmoor. How did they evolve, what steps are taken to conserve them and what is the future for these climate sensitive wooded landscapes.
A series of talks on the many facets of Dartmoor’s temperate forests will take place at the Fingle Bridge Inn, a perfect woodland setting for this gathering. Tickets are selling fast. Do join us.
Programme: (in progress)
9.45am Arrival. Tea/Coffee and biscuits
10.15 am Nick Fennemore Welcome from the chair
10.20 am Guy Shrubsole Author and conservationist. Winner in the conservation category of the 2023 James Cropper Wainwright Prize https://wainwrightprize.com/
10.50 am Professor Ralph Fyfe University of Plymouth Dartmoors Temperate Rainforests: A long term view.
11.20 am – 11.30 am Tea and Coffee
11.30 am Dr Lawrence Couldrick Westcountry Rivers Trust The role of temperate forests and other nature-based solutions to deliver integrated catchment management.
12.00 pm Dave Lamacraft Plantlife
12.30 pm Questions and discussion
12.50 pm – 1.40pm Buffet lunch
1.40 pm David Rickwood The Woodland Trust
2.10 pm Helen Aldis and Tim Ferry Moor Trees What is the Future for Temperate Rainforests on Dartmoor? Maintain, Extend, Expand?
2.40 pm Closing remarks and questions.
The cost of £21 includes refreshments on arrival and in the morning break, and a buffet lunch. The bar at Fingle Bridge Inn will be open for drinks 11am – 4pm. The day is open to all.