Simmons Park Okehampton 

Moor Otters

Be an Otter Spotter this summer

81 stunning sculptures of otters with cubs – all designed and decorated by local and national artists – will have ‘holiday homes’ with businesses, community groups and in public areas across Dartmoor, in Plymouth and in gateway towns and villages.

Join our Facebook group Moor Otters Arts Trail or follow us on Twitter for updates and details.

*All dates are subject to Covid-19 Government restrictions being eased in line with the current roadmap.

What it’s all about

Moor Otters is a feel-good public arts project that gathers up young and old for an amazing journey of learning and discovery, creating stories and making memories.

This summer 81 decorated Otter with Cub sculptures will be released onto Dartmoor to create four arts trails, standing tall on plinths waiting to be spotted. There will also be a Mayflower trail in Plymouth and several otters in gateway towns and villages.

At the end of the summer ‘otter-spotters’ as well as art collectors and individuals, will have the opportunity to give their favourite Otter a new home when they are auctioned to raise funds for Donate for Dartmoor.

For more information visit: www.dartmoor.gov.uk/enjoy-dartmoor/moor-otters

Trail 1

1 Museum of Dartmoor Life,
Museum Courtyard, 3 West St, Okehampton, EX20 1HQ

2 Okehampton Community & Recreational Association (OCRA),
Pavilion in the Park, Mill Rd, Okehampton, EX20 1GE

3 Okehampton Town Council, Simmons Park, Okehampton, EX20 1EP

4 3 East Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AS

5 White Hart Inn, Fore St, Bridestowe, EX20 4EL

6 Lydford House, Lydford, EX20 4AU

7 Castle Inn, Lydford, EX20 4BH

8 Peter Tavy Inn, Peter Tavy, PL19 9NN

9 Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock, PL19 8AT

10 Tavistock Pannier Market, Market Rd, Tavistock, PL19 0AL

11 Mime Cafe, 5 Paddons Row, PL19 0HF

12 Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Moortown, Tavistock, PL19 9JZ

Trail 2

13 Yelverton Carpet Company, Trimal House, Yelverton Business Park, Yelverton, PL20 7PE

14 Who’d Have Thought it Inn, Milton Combe, Yelverton, PL20 6HP

15 South West Lakes Trust, Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, PL20 6PE

16 Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DG

17 Village Store & Tearoom, Fore Street, Cornwood, PL21 9PY

18 The Watermark, Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ

Trail 3

19 Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6QF

20 Old Police Station Cafe, Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6QF

21 Fox Tor Cafe, 2 Two Bridges Rd, Princetown, PL20 6QS

22 Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge, PL20 6TH

23 Pixieland, Dartmeet, PL20 6SG

24 Badgers Holt, Dartmeet, PL20 6SG

25 St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA

26 The Old Smithy, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TB

27 Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TF

28 Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, TQ13 7NY

29 Holne Community Shop & Tearoom, Holne, TQ13 7SS

30 The Tradesmans Arms, Scorriton, TQ11 0JB

31 BE Buckfastleigh, The Living Room, 55 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0BS

32 Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool, Buckfastleigh Open Air Swimming Pool, Victoria Park, TQ11 0DB

33 Buckfastleigh Town Hall, 33 Bossell Rd, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DD

34 Furzleigh Mill, Dartbridge Buckfast, TQ11 0JP

35 Ashburton Post Office, 4 St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD

36 Ashburton Information Centre, Town Hall, North St, Ashburton, TQ13 7QQ

Trail 4

37 Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa, Ilsington Village, TQ13 9RR

38 Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, TQ13 9XT

39 Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Rd, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9LL

40 House of Marbles, The Old Pottery, Pottery Rd, TQ13 9DS

41 Dolphin Hotel, 1A Station Rd, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL

42 Devon Guild Of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Fore St, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF

43 Jolly Roger, Station Road, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9FF

44 Canonteign Falls, Lower Ashton, Christow, EX6 7RH

45 Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park, North Bovey, TQ13 8RE

46 Baskervilles Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, 2-4 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LN

47 Jaded Palates, 42 The Square, Chagford, TQ13 8AH

48 Three Crowns Inn, High St, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ

49 Helpful Holidays, Mill St, Chagford, TQ13 8AW

50 St Michael the Archangel, Parish Church, Chagford, TQ13 8BW

51 Chagford Swimming Pool, Rushford, Chagford, TQ13 8DA

52 Mill End Hotel, Chagford, TQ13 8JN

53 Stone Lane Gardens, Stone Lane, Chagford, TQ13 8JU

Gateway Otters

54 Darts Farm, Darts Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, EX3 0QH

55-57 The Dartmoor Bed Company, Unit 2A Dart Business Park, Topsham, Clyst St George, EX3 0QH

58 Newton’s Place Community Space and Museum, 43 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1JQ

59 Austins Home Store, 1 Courtenay St Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QH

60 The Indoor Market, Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

61 Next to The Works, 6 Market Walk, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RX

62 Westcountry Books, 64a Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2ER

63 Austins Toy Store, 12-14 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JJ

64 China Blue – Devon Ceramics Ltd, Station Rd, Totnes, TQ9 5JR

65 Dartmoor National Park Outreach Team, Roaming!