ABOUT THE DARTMOOR ARTISAN TRAIL

Suzy Bennett photographs Dartmoor printmaker Anita Reynolds sketching at Great Staple Tor. 

Suzy Bennett photographs Dartmoor printmaker Anita Reynolds sketching at Great Staple Tor. 


Blacksmiths and beekeepers, potters and painters, woodturners and weavers - Dartmoor National Park, in Devon, has one of the most diverse and talented artisan communities in the UK.

The Dartmoor Artisan Trail is an art, craft and food trail that gives you the chance to glimpse behind the workshop walls and meet these dedicated artists, makers and producers.

Workshops, demonstrations and tours allow you to watch the artisans at work and try their skills for yourselves, and you'll also be able to buy products directly from the makers. 

Book online to meet your favourite artisans, choosing either a self-guided trail, chauffeur-driven tour or a group tour. During the summer months, monthly walking tours take place in the artisan towns of Chagford and Moretonhampstead.

This project is a celebration of Dartmoor’s rich creative heritage. There is a resurgence of interest in traditional skills and crafts across the UK, and Dartmoor is one of the creative hubs of this new energy. In a world of mass production, it’s wonderful to see that things are still being made by hand, with passion, honesty and integrity.

We are increasingly looking for products that last and have a story. On this trail, people can see exactly where - and by whom - Dartmoor’s products are made.
— Suzy Bennett, The Dartmoor Artisan Trail founder

The trail has been set up by photographer and writer Suzy Bennett and its the first of its kind in the UK. 

Portraits of the artisans, photographed by Suzy, are being exhibited in the following locations:

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
March 3rd to April 3rd, 2017

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown
26th May to 22nd August, 2017

If you'd like to find out more about The Dartmoor Artisan Trail, please contact us on the form below. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Dartmoor National Park. 

 

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