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Dartmoor Tourist Association

February & March 2008 events on and around Dartmoor


High Moorland Business Centre, Princetown. Yelverton, PL20 6QF 01822 890567
Email: info@discoverdartmoor.com

For events in other months and accommodation


visit www.discoverdartmoor.com

For online booking visit www.dartmoor.co.uk

For Dartmoor Trades, Services and Professions visit


www.dartmoordirectory.co.uk
WEATHER
For an up-to-date weather forecast for Dartmoor visit
www.meto.gov.uk/weather/europe/uk/devoncornwall.html
For 5-day detailed forecast tel 0906 514 0007.

FIRING RANGES
Firing times on FREEPHONE 0800 458 4868 or www.dartmoor-ranges.co.uk

GETTING ABOUT
The Dartmoor Sunday Rover is a year-round network of trains and buses. A ticket gives
unlimited travel for the day on many buses, and trains between Exeter and Okehampton. This
enables you to enjoy a relaxing day out. Combine it with a visit to family and friends or use it to go
shopping, walking, or exploring. For information tel 01392 382800, leaflets from TICs or
www.devon.gov.uk.

Pedal Power! Enjoy a traffic-free time, scenic views and historic areas by cycling along the
Granite Way. Leaflets from local TICs, cycle hire from Devon Cycle Hire 01837 861141/01822
615014.

Shank’s Pony. For details of the scenic and historic Templar Way and Two Moors Way see
leaflets from TICs. For walking holidays visit www.southdevonwalkingholidays.co.uk or tel 01752
897034.

Every effort has been made to ensure that these event details are correct but please check
before starting out in case of postponement etc.

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2008 EVENTS

Ben Bradford Outdoor Training, T; 07709432014, Eben@sent.com, W:www.ben-


bradford.co.uk

Offering a range of Courses and Holidays including Rock-Climbing, Navigation and Hill
Walking. See website/email for details.
Bead Style and Design 01822 615114. 07786800073. Hand made semi-precious stone
jewellery. Crazy patchwork waistcoats. Patchwork cosy toe wraps. Hand knitted accessories. All
kinds of gifts for all kinds of people.

Feb 8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,29 at the Dartmoor Inn, Merrivale Bridge, near Princetown. 12-3.

March 7,8,9 at the Dartmoor Inn, Merrivale Bridge, near Princetown. 12-3.

March 22 Moretonhampstead Parish Hall 10-3.

March 24 Postbridge Village Hall 10-1.

Buckland Abbey, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, PL20 6EY, T: 01822 853607, E:


buckland.abbey@nationaltrust.org.uk, W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Holiday Fun! Sat 16, Sun 17, Sat 23, Sun 24 Feb 2pm - 4.30pm. The school holidays signal fun
and games in the schoolroom and in our brass rubbing centre. Call for availability.

Mum's the Word. Sun 2 March 11.30am - 2pm. Join a member of the property team for a tour of
the Abbeyfollowed by a 2 course lunch to celebrate Mothers Day in our atmospheric 13th Century
Restaurant. Bookings being taken now. Adult £15 Child £7.

Stitched up in the Abbey. Sat 8 & Sun 9 March, 10.30 – 4.30. Weekend embroidery workshops
with Sue Mayo and Tracy Curtis. Choose a drawing of the Abbey to work from, then trace onto
silk or linen to discover the art of silk painting. Tracy and Sue will then help you to embelish the
design with hand or or free machine embroidery. Suitable for all abilities from fresh beginner to
experienced hand. Most materials (except threads - call for details) and lunch included over the
two days. £65 pp BE.

Spring Flowers Workshop. Sun 16 March 10.30am - 1pm. Join Maureen Frost to make your
own spring flower arrangement in time for the Easter week. Morning workshop to include coffee
and hot cross buns. Flowers included, please bring your own foliage and secateurs. £25 pp BE.

Easter Egg Trail. Fri 21 - Mon 24 Mar 10.30am - 4pm. Follow our woodland trail and solve the
puzzle to claim your tasty prize! £NT + child £1.50 for trail.

Childrens` Tile Painting Workshop. Sat 22 Mar 12pm - 4pm. Paint your own tile as a souvenir
of your visit, glaze it and take it home on the same day! £NT + £2.50

Sir Francis Drake at Home. Sun 23 Mar 10.30am - 5pm. Meet Devon's most famous explorer in
the Great Hall. Listen to his stories and learn about his life sailing the ocean waves. £NT.

Beginners Felting Workshop. Sat 29 Mar 10.30am - 4.30pm. Learn the art of felting with local
artist Claire Packer. Claire will take you through the materials and techniques that are used to
create useful things from slippers, handbags and even rugs! All materials included. £35 pp BE.

Destruction and Repair. Sun 30 March 10.30am - 4.30pm. A chance to have a hands on
approach with the care of historical objects. Assist the conservation team in solving some of the
problems of how to care for artefacts at the Abbeyby handling them before practising
conservation techniques.