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There are many ways to get involved with moorland, click here for How to Volunteer.

Ways that you can join in with Heart of Exmoor…

Moorland farmers and managers

Farmers and landowners have helped the Partnership to achieve restoration and conservation projects on historic and landscape features. To support the sharing of skills we are working with farmers and rangers to help train local apprentices and students in moorland know-how. If you would like to host a moorland management demonstration event, or organise a workshop to share practical knowledge, please call Jason Ball on 01398 322164.

People with long memories

Friendly volunteers are helping us to hear your tales about the local moorland landscape, and archive them for posterity. Please call Faye Balmond on 01398 322164 if you have stories to share.

Moorland herds of Exmoor Ponies

Calling owners of free-roaming Exmoor Ponies! We can offer as small grants to help look after Britain’s most ancient pedigree. Please contact Linzi Green, Exmoor Pony Officer, on 01398 323093 for more details.


We offer excellent education sessions, run in partnership with a host of Exmoor experts. We also need your help to road-test our new education pack activities. Please contact David Rolls on 01398 322164 for details.

Young adventurers

Youth groups, young farmers clubs and Duke of Edinburgh award seekers… if you’re after an energetic Exmoor experience, look no further! Please call David Rolls on 01398 322164 to discover ideas for moorland activities.


Whether you crave a bat survey, butterfly walk or a bit of scrub obliteration, the moorlands offer plenty of opportunity for getting close to nature. Please contact David Rolls on 01398 322164 and he’ll point your butterfly net in the right direction.

History Fans

You can be part of our pro-active conservation, research and education work about the moorland’s past. Please call Faye Balmond on 01398 322164 for time travel.

Volunteers of all sorts

Do you fancy trying something new, or sharing the benefit of your experience? Volunteers have helped us to… create and run events, lead guided walks and bike rides, inspire school groups and teachers, restore dry-stone walls, clear scrub, build bird-boxes, make kites, count Nightjars and butterflies, survey bog habitat, design walk routes, and drink cups of tea! We really appreciate skilled office support too.

Heart of Exmoor can offer placements as voluntary project officers, specialists and assistants. Right now we’re after talented people to fill roles like these:

  • voluntary education assistant
  • voluntary multimedia assistant
  • voluntary events coordinator
  • voluntary researcher
  • voluntary office assistant
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The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and our local partners and funders. Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas.

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