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

Enter our competition.

The Moor Otter Trial – How 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.