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Dartmoor national park england. The landscape consists of moorland capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors providing. Wild and untamed dartmoor is a natural playground for adventurous types. A wonderful and exhilarating place dartmoor s 386 square miles has so many options for getting active.
Since the easing of pandemic restrictions in england dartmoor has experienced significant increases in the numbers of people camping. We want people to enjoy dartmoor responsibly. Dartmoor is devon s wild heart.
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The granite which forms the uplands dates from the carboniferous period of geological history. Our priority is for people to stay safe those who visit and the people who live and work in the national park. There are so many options for exploring dartmoor national park.
Dartmoor is an upland area in southern devon england the moorland and surrounding land has been protected by national park status since 1951. We have reviews of the best places to see in dartmoor national park. Explore the highest tors on foot tackle the steepest hills on your bike hack over the moor on horseback brave a cold dip while wild swimming try out kayaking and climbing or enjoy a sedate day fishing.
Campsites in dartmoor national park. Covering 368 sq miles this vast national park feels like it s tumbled straight out of a tolkien tome with its honey coloured heaths moss smothered boulders tinkling streams and eerie granite hills known locally as tors. A spokesperson for the dartmoor national park authority said.
Dartmoor national park is in devon 231 miles 343 kilometers from london in southwest england. Our car parks some toilets and visitor centres at postbridge haytor and princetown are open. Help us to protect and care for this special place.
Dartmoor national park covers 954 km 2 368 sq mi. Trains service several nearby stations including exeter newton abbot totnes ivybridge and. Occupying more than 350 square miles between devon s north and south coasts the national park offers hiking in heather moorland climbing on granite tors kayaking in fast flowing rivers and wild swimming in secret pools.
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