YEAR Six students from Denbury Primary School completed an epic walk in a special event aimed at supporting their classroom learning about the wild landscape of Dartmoor.

Eleven pupils, alongside parents and teachers, trekked around eight miles from Haytor Rocks back to their school, helping to 'love moor life' along the way. 

Dubbed the Haytor to Haytor Challenge, it's the third time the school has completed this event. The school’s classes are all named after places on Dartmoor. It's the 'Haytor' class which get involved with this event and each time they do, they raise money for Donate for Dartmoor. 

Dartmoor Deputy Head Ranger Ella Briens led the walk with Year Six teacher Debbie Foxford. They were supported by Ranger Bill Allen and work experience student Evanna Creighton Brown. 

Teacher Debbie Foxford said: 'As a class, we have been studying Dartmoor throughout the year including the history, nature and land use with a special emphasis on environmental issues and sustaining its use for all. 

'We took on the Haytor to Haytor Challenge again to raise money for Donate to Dartmoor and we're aiming for a target of least £200! The walk was epic and the damp weather certainly didn't put anyone off.

'After a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the start, students carried out a litter pick on our journey from the top car park to Haytor Rocks and down to the visitor centre. We then walked through Haytor Vale to Ramshorn Down for lunch - albeit a bit soggy - and on to Bickington and back to Denbury, arriving at school quicker than in previous years.

'I am so proud of every student and our wonderful helpers - what a super achievement. A huge thank you to all involved and we can't wait until next year!'

The students created special posters which will be used in the visitor centres and by Rangers to promote the Love Moor Life Ranger Code.  

Deputy Head Ranger Ella said: 'A massive thank you to Denbury Primary School's students, their parents and teachers for another fantastic Haytor to Haytor challenge.

'We really enjoy helping young people visit Dartmoor so they can understand more about what makes it so special and build lasting connections to the National Park. It's brilliant that the students have created such fantastic Love Moor Life posters; they'll really help us spread our messages about encouraging people to leave no trace when they visit.'

All pupils received a certificate for their amazing efforts and it's hoped the money raised will make a valuable contribution towards the installation of a bike rack outside Haytor's National Park Visitor Centre.