Saturday 8 June

Great Big Green Week at Castle Drogo

Help us to build the Mossy Carpet.

Our Friends at Art and Energy have given us a section of carpet to complete. All week, visitors will be invited to pop into the Activity Hut to continue adding to our Mossy Carpet section. You can make pompoms, or embroider a section to help us fill the carpet. To find out more about the The Mossy Carpet — The Art and Energy Collective

Have a day out at Castle Drogo without your car.

As part of Great Big Green Week (8 -16 June), we are excited to announce that we are offering a free Castle Drogo Shuttle Bus service on selected dates, between Okehampton and the Castle.

The shuttle service will connect the town of Okehampton with Castle Drogo. Busses will run on: Saturday 8, Monday 10, Wednesday 12, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 of June 2024.

On Saturdays starting from Okehampton train station, outbound busses run at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 which are coordinated to meet the arrival of the train from Exeter.  On Weekdays, there will only be two outbound services running at 9:30 and 11:30.

The return bus from Castle Drogo runs at 2:35 and 4:35.

The bus will leave Okehampton train station with one pick up in the town on Fore Street (McColls) before continuing to Castle Drogo. The bus will drop passengers just outside the Visitor Centre entrance to the property where you’ll also find the café, shop and toilets.

Full bus times can be found here: Sustainable travel Dartmoor National Trust | National Trust

If you come to Castle Drogo during Great Big Green Week on the shuttle bus, you’ll also get a voucher to claim a free hot drink in our café.




Event Overview

Saturday 8 June - Sunday 16 June

10:00 am

Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6PB, UK

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Event type

  • Family friendly
  • Food / refreshment available
  • Outdoor event
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Disabled toilet
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Toilets on site
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled Access

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More about National Trust

The National Trust will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate nature and climate action during Great Big Green Week 2024. From guided nature walks with our rangers, nature craft workshops, conservation activities, and climate action conversations. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

You’ll be able to learn more about nature-friendly gardening techniques and planting to adapt to the changing climate and how we manage climate impact at the places we care for.

Why not explore all the Great Big Green Week events taking place at Scotney Castle, Kent. Or find out about the events, local to you here, or by visiting our website.

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