Moth/Neil Bygrave

Neil Bygrave

Moth Trapping at Dart Valley


Dart Valley,

Eastern entrance from New Bridge Dartmoor National Park car park
Between Ashburton and Princetown, PL20 6SG
Discovery a myriad of beautiful moths in the stunning setting of Dart Valley.

Event details

Meeting point

Newbridge Marsh car park


Meet at 9pm
A static map of Moth Trapping at Dart Valley

About the event

There will be a walk led by Barry Henwood before it gets dark, then moth trapping from soon after 10pm. This is a joint meeting with Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon Moth Group, Devon Biodiversity Records Centre, Butterfly Conservation, and Devonshire Association.

Moth trapping events take place in the dark and there are a few things that you will need to bring so that you have a safe and comfortable evening.

  • A torch 
  • warm clothing
  • suitable footwear
  • something to eat and drink
  • insect repellent
  • dark glasses (you may wish to bring these as the light from the moth traps is very bright)

Please try to arrive at 9pm, take care of your own personal safety and listen to the short introductory briefing by the event organiser, about any hazards in the area such as electric cables, slippery paths etc. Children are most welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 16.

The event is free and there is no need to book.  However, if the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 6:30pm to check the event is still happening. you can contact Barry on 01626 364080.