Otter Trail

How good are you at being a moor otter spotter?

We have positioned 100 Moor Otters around Dartmoor, gateway towns and other surprise locations. Now we are giving you the chance to track them down and win prizes!

Use the Otter Trail interactive map below to find as many Moor Otters as possible. If you would like to go otter spotting, then download an entry form here, to be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes below.

If you are able to find 20 Moor Otters, list their names and codes from the plinth on the entry form. Then simply fill in your details, hand the form into one of our visitor centres at Haytor, Princetown or Postbridge and pick up your free otter spotter badge!

Or, you can post your form back to us to be included in the draw to win one of many prizes.

Completed entry forms should be returned to:

Dave Southern, Moor Otters
Dartmoor National Park
Parke, Bovey Tracey,
Newton Abbot, Devon,
TQ13 9JQ.

Enter our competition.

The Moor Otter Trail – How many can you find?



Download our trail booklet here.


Located in 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park, the 5 star Bovey Castle is a unique experience of true English indulgence, and offers you the opportunity to win an afternoon tea for 4.

A £40 voucher for House of Marbles – your choice of use for either online or onsite.

2 nights stay for two in a beautiful Studio Lodge at the Harford Bridge Park, valid from 1st October 2017 to 30th March 2018.

A total of 4 individual boxes of 24 luxury handmade chocolate truffles and pralines by Carlo Melchior Swiss Chocolatier, who has received numerous awards over the years.

One night family dinner B&B stay for 2 adults and 2 children at the 4 Star Moorland Garden Hotel Yelverton.

Cream Tea for 4. Treat yourself and 3 friends to cream tea at the Popular Holne Community Shop and Tea Room.


Big Barn Breakfast for 4 people at Ullacombe Farm, Haytor. Served from Mon to Sun 08:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tavistock Wharf are giving you chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • A family cinema ticket for two adults and two children at The Wharf (2 sets up for grabs)
  • A light lunch for a family of four, two adults two children at The Wharf (2 lunches up for grabs)

Otter Locations

Moor Otters Trail locations

Moor otters can be viewed during normal opening hours of the businesses on the trail.  If you are making a special trip to see them please check before you go to avoid disappointment.

1. Mary Tavy Inn, Lane Head, Tavistock, PL19 9PN
2. St Michael de Rupe Church, Brentor, Tavistock, PL19 0LP
3. Fox and Hounds Hotel, Fox and Hounds, Lydford, EX20 4HF
4. Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford Gorge, Lydford, EX20 4BH
5. White Hart Inn – Bridestowe, Fore St, Bridestowe, EX20 4EL
6. The Highwaymans Inn, Sourton, Okehampton, EX20 4HN
7. Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton Down, Okehampton, EX20 4HR
8. The Tors Hotel, Belstone, Okehampton, EX20 1QZ
9. Museum of Dartmoor Life, 3 West Street, Okehampton, EX20 1HQ
10. Simmons Park, Okehampton, EX20 1EP
11. Adventure Okehampton YHA, Klondyke Rd, Okehampton, EX20 1EW
12. The White Hart Hotel, Fore St, Okehampton, EX20 1HD
13. Waitrose, School Way, Okehampton, EX20 1WL
14. Ockment Centre, North St, Okehampton, EX20 1AR
15. Kings Arms, South Zeal, Okehampton, EX20 2JP
16. Pavilion in the Park Okehampton, Mill Rd, Okehampton, EX20 1PZ
17. Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge, Yelverton, PL20 6TH
18. The Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Yelverton, PL20 6TA
19. The East Dart Hotel, Postbridge, Yelverton, PL20 6TJ
20. Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock, PL19 8AT
21. Trout and Tipple, Parkwood Rd, Tavistock, PL19 0JS
22. Peter Tavy Inn, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9NN
23. Elephants Nest, Mary Tavy, Nr. Tavistock, PL19 9NQ
24. Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Moortown, Tavistock, PL19 9JZ
25. Harford Bridge Holiday Park, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9LS
26. The Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock, PL19 8BB
27. The Tavistock Inn, 19 Brook St, Tavistock, PL19 0HD
28. Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton, South Devon, PL20 6DA
29. Buckland Abbey, Buckland Food Growers, Yelverton, PL20 6EY
30. South West Lakes Trust, Burrator Lodge, Yelverton, PL20 6PE
31. The Rock Inn, Yelverton, PL20 6DS
32. Wild Wood Gallery, Horrabridge Studio, Yelverton, PL20 7SP
33. The Watermark Centre, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ
34. Glanvilles Mill, Ivybridge, PL21 9PS
35. Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, PL20 6QF (x3 Moor Otters)
36. Tor Royal Farm, Princetown, Yelverton, PL20 6SL
37. Fox Tor Cafe, 2 Two Bridges Rd, Princetown, PL20 6QS
38. The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Princetown, PL20 6SD
39. Pixieland, Dartmeet, Yelverton, PL20 6SG
40. Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, PL20 6SW
41. Chagford Open Air Swimming Pool, Rushford, Chagford, TQ13 8DA
42. Helpful Holidays, Mill Street, Chagford, TQ13 8AW
43. The Chagford Inn, 7 Mill St, Chagford, TQ13 8AW
44. Mill End Hotel, Chagford, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8JN
45. Whiddons Bistro, 4 High St, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ
46. Three Hares Gallery, 20 The Square, Chagford, TQ13 8AB
47. Teign Valley Nursery, Bridford, Exeter, EX6 7LB
48. The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7PS
49. Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR (x2 Moor Otters)
50. Canonteign Falls, Christow, Nr Exeter, EX6 7RH
51. The Cridford Inn, Trusham, Newton Abbot, TQ13 0NR
52. The Manor Inn at Lower Ashton, Lower Ashton, EX6 7QL
53. Exeter Airport, Clyst Honiton, Exeter, EX5 2BD
54. Moretonhampstead Info Centre, New St, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8PE
55. Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RE (x2 Moor Otters)
56. The Greenhill Arts Centre, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LL
57. Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, EX6 6PB
58. Parke Reception Area, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9JQ
59. Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF
60. House of Marbles, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9DS (x2 Moor Otters)
61. The Cleave, Lustleigh, TQ13 9TJ
62. Floor Save – Newton Abbot, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1LJ
63. Austins Department Store – Newton Abbot, Courtenay Street, TQ12 2DU
64. Frames and Boxes – Newton Abbot, Bank Street, TQ12 2JW
65. Newton Abbot Town Council, Dick Smith’s art gallery, 14 Union Street, TQ12 4JS
66. Newton Abbot Markets, Market Square, TQ12 2RB
67. TDC Market Walk Shopping Centre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ
68. Newton Abbot Town Council Museum, Devon Square, TQ12 2HP
69. Newton Abbot Train Station, Station Rd, TQ12 2JE
70. China Blue, Station Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JR
71. Dartington Hall, The Green Table Café, Totnes, TQ9 6EE
72. Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ
73. South Devon Railway, The Station, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ
74. Riverford Organic Farmers, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JU
75. Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool, Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DB
76. Buckfastleigh Town Council, Town Hall, Bossell Rd, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DD
77. Holne Community Café, Holne, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7SJ
78. Hound of the Baskervilles, East Street, Ashuburton, TQ13 7AD
79. Café on the Green, The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA
80. The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7TF
81. Wayside Café, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7TA
82. Forge on the Moor, The Forge, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TB
83. The Smithy, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TB
84. Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, TQ13 9XT
85. The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XP
86. The Ilsington Country House Hotel, Ilsington Village, Nr Haytor, TQ13 9RR
87. The Carpenters Arms, Ilsington, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9RG
88. Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Rd, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9LL
89. Artworks Gallery, Station Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BE
90. The Old School House Community Centre, Totnes Rd, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
91. Toll House, Church Street, South Brent, TQ10 9AB
92. Darts Farm Village, Clyst St George, Exeter, EX3 0QH
93. RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
( Normal garden admission applies – which is free for RHS Members )
94. Crediton Community Bookshop, 21 High St, Crediton, EX17 3AH
95. Dartmoor Prison Museum, HMP Dartmoor, Princetown, Devon, PL20 6RR