Dartmoor Commoners Council
Dartmoor is an upland region of moorland in the county of Devon, in the southwest of England. It covers approximately 368 square miles, and rises to 621m (2037 ft) above sea level. Underlying the moor is Carboniferous granite, which is visible at the surface as tors - rocky outcrops at the summits of many of the hills.
The Moor was designated a National Park in 1951. Nearly 36000 hectares (88900 acres) of the Park is common land, some 37% of the Park's whole area and more than 75% of its moorland. Importantly, the commons form the heartland of Dartmoor and that vast open space which is the main reason for its National Park status.
Under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985), the Dartmoor Commoners' Council was established to represent the commoners, make regulations about most matters, which concern the management of the commons and the welfare of the stock de-pastured on the commons, and to enforce the Dartmoor Commoners' Council Regulations.
We have taken the necessary & sensible decision to close our office to the public. Sara, our office administrator, will be working from home. More ...
Council Meeting Dates 2020
Wednesday 22 January (10 minute slot for members of public to address the Council). Wednesday 4 March. Wednesday 6 May (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19). More ...
Loss of Livestock
Council is continuing to monitor reports of missing livestock in order to gain a better understanding of the scale of the issue, be able to identify i More ...
Sick & Injured Animals on Dartmoor
Contact LIVESTOCK PROTECTION OFFICER Karla McKechnie More ...
- The Plant Cover
- Life & Traditions
- The Public Benefit
- Animals on the Moor
- Injured & Sick Animals
- Hefting or Learing
- Pony Drifts
- Clearance of Sheep
- The Future
- Functions & Duties
- Local Commoners' Associations
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Last updated 22nd May 2020