Summer fun with Dartmoor National Park

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:49pm

Celebrate the start of National Parks Week and discover what makes Dartmoor so special at the Dartmoor Summer Fair on 21 July.

The National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown is the place to be for this free family event. You will be able to meet the Dartmoor range producers as well as get the opportunity to try and buy their stunning Dartmoor inspired products; meet Lily Warne’s heritage Dartmoor breed sheep; take part in an outdoor lab and bug hunt in the Dartmoor Conservation Garden; join experts from The Box, Plymouth (previously Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery) and discover more about Dartmoor's archaeology; explore Dartmoor with a local guide; find out what it takes to join Dartmoor Search and Rescue and be one of the first to buy the new Dartmoor Guide as it is launched at the Fair. Meet the author, Josephine Collingwood, who will be on hand to sign your copy. The Centre opens at 10 am for the fun to begin!

The Dartmoor Range includes HK White, Twool, Lily Warne, Dartmoor Chilli Farm, Anna Curnow, Josephine Collingwood, Blackaller Honey and Clares Preserves. The work of these producers is the subject of a great new exhibition at the Princetown Visitor Centre which tells their story in their own words - made on Dartmoor, inspired by Dartmoor - come along and find out more – the exhibition is free and runs until 12 August 2018.

If getting out onto the moor to experience its natural beauty is more your thing, then come along and be inspired by the natural navigation talents of Tristan Gooley. Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown is delighted to welcome back the Natural Navigator on Thursday, 26 July 2018 to talk about his latest book 'Wild Signs and Star Paths.’

Always an engaging speaker, Tristan's latest book will give you the skills, tips and observations to help you understand and appreciate the world around you. Copies of the book will be available to buy on the evening which runs from 7 pm – 9 pm.

The event is free to book, but all attendees will be asked to make a minimum donation of £5 on the night.  Monies raised on the evening will go towards the National Park Donate for Dartmoor fund. Booking is essential using Eventbrite

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