We have our own otter!


18 June 2021

Dartmoor National Park’s Moor Otters Arts Trail 2021 We have our own otter.

Dartmoor trail for ‘otter spotters’ began on Friday 28th May. Bovey Tracey-based Jolly Roger Lifesize Models is delivering the sculptures ready for ‘otter spotters’ to find. More than 80 Moor Otters sculptures headed out to their summer holiday homes ahead of an arts trail launch. 

The decorated otter and cub sculptures are part of Dartmoor National Park’s Moor Otters Arts Trail 2021.The trail is designed to help people explore, discover and learn more about the National Park, raise money for its ongoing conservation and support the local economy. 

Since the sculpture trail was postponed in early 2020, the otters and cubs have been ‘hibernating’ safely and snugly in Jolly Roger’s Bovey Tracey HQ. 

But now these impressive sculptures, created and made by a range of artists, individuals and organisations, were transported across Dartmoor and beyond. 

People can find them at pubs, community areas, attractions plus more besides. Otters can also be spotted in towns and villages on the outskirts of the National Park. 

Jolly Roger’s managing director Chris Sims said: “All of us at the Jolly Roger have been super excited for the comeback of the Moor Otters Arts Trail. 

“With Covid-19 over the last year, we are delighted we can re-open our doors and with an official Moor Otter of our very own we hope to welcome lots of otter spotters!”
(Bridestowe’s very own otter can be found at the White Hart) 

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