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 Dartmoor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dartmoor is a National Park in the centre of the English county of Devon.
With much of the national park covered in thick layers of peat, the rain is readily absorbed, and is usually distributed slowly, so that the moor is rarely dry.
Dartmoor is the birthplace of the popular outdoor pursuit of letterboxing, which has become increasingly popular in recent decades.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dartmoor   (1729 words)

 Environmental Organisations - Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor has been a stock grazing area for at least 4,000 years and it is, in the main, this kind of farming that has made the landscape worthy of National Park status.
Dartmoor is popular with many different recreational user groups and the National Park Authority produces activity guides for the most popular recreational activities.
National Parks are places where people live and work and Dartmoor is home to some 33,000 people.
www.britain.tv /community_env_dartmoornp.shtml   (483 words)

 Dartmoor National Park on AboutBritain.com
Much of Dartmoor National Park consists of a granite core, surrounded by limestone, shale and sandstone, the highest point rises to 2.039ft.
The name of Dartmoor National Park derives from two rivers, East and West Dart, they merge at Dartmeet near the centre of the National Park to form the River Dart.
The National Park covers an area of 368sq miles/953sq km, from Oakehampton in the north to Ivybridge in the south and Tavistock in the west to Bovey Tracey in the east.
www.aboutbritain.com /Articles/dartmoor-national-park.asp   (545 words)

Dartmoor National Park, located in the south west of England, features some of the best landscapes and scenery in Great Britain.
The National Park is one of twelve within England and Wales and is the most southern in England, lying in the heart of Devon.
Dartmoor has long been a destination for walkers and cyclers who come to experience the joys of nature, wildlife and local folklore and visitors will find exhibitions, parades, carnivals and fairs going on throughout the year.
vrm.vrway.com /issue22/DARTMOOR_NATIONAL_PARK_UK_-_LANDSCAPE_LEAPS.html   (275 words)

 Press release 21.02.01
The Dartmoor National Park is internationally important and it is vital to protect its archaeology and landscape for future generations".
Vicki Elcoate, Director of the Council for National Parks (1), said: "we have organised this summit for leading experts in planning, National Parks and the historic environment to come up with solutions to the proposed expansion of china clay workings into the Dartmoor National Park.
The Council for National Parks is the national charity that works to protect and enhance the National Parks of England and Wales and areas that merit National Park status, and promote understanding and quiet enjoyment of them for the benefit of all.
www.cnp.org.uk /press_release_21_02_01.htm   (541 words)

 BBC - Devon - Oral history project on Dartmoor
The 'Moor Memories' oral history project was initiated by the park authority to mark the 50th anniversary of Dartmoor as a National Park.
"We are hoping to spread the culture of Dartmoor as widely as possible," said Deborah Griffiths, head of archaeology at the National Park Authority.
Mod cons were late in arriving on many parts of Dartmoor, and those living there have vivid tales to tell of what life was like before the days of running water and electricity.
www15.thdo.bbc.co.uk /devon/outdoors/moors/dartmoor_oral_history.shtml   (665 words)

Unlike many National Parks in other countries, for example the USA, the National Parks in England and Wales are not owned by the state.
By virtue of its outstanding natural beauty it is one of the National Parks of England and Wales.
The term National means that they have been identified as being of importance to our national heritage and as such are worthy of special protection and attention.
www.devon-holiday.com /dartmoor.html   (528 words)

 Serebella: Index - Darren Morgan to Dartmoor National park
Serebella: Index - Darren Morgan to Dartmoor National park
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/level2.php?start1=110000&start2=2150   (9 words)

 National Parks
Dartmoor was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951.
The Council for National Parks is the charity that works to protect and enhance the National Parks of England and Wales and areas that merit National Park status by promoting understanding and quiet enjoyment of them for the benefit of all
The Lake District National Park Authority was established by Parliament in 1951 to protect the area's outstanding beauty and promote its quiet enjoyment by the public
www.nfucountryside.org.uk /nationalparks.htm   (280 words)

 BBC - Devon - Features - Wuff Justice?
Dartmoor National Park Authority says dogs could threaten otters and spawning salmon in an area of land in the West Dart valley between Two Bridges and Huccaby.
Dartmoor is such a fragile environment which is being eroded because of society, dog owner or not, you only have to see the deeply worn paths and damage to the ground to see that.
Dartmoor is a unique environment with its own indiginous flora and fauna, and taking a dog on the moor can only threaten this, so let's leave the dogs at home for the benefit of all.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/content/articles/2005/07/26/dartmoor_dog_ban_feature.shtml   (3753 words)

 The Dartmoor Society National Parks Debate September 2001
The Dartmoor Commons Act was passed at the second attempt in 1985, the outcome of a unique partnership of National Park and Commoners with far reaching consequences for better management of grazing and access on the commons.
Dartmoor life has never been dull, and the National Park has not been isolated from the wide arena of change in political and administrative life that has progressed at such rapid pace in recent years.
Thus the pursuit of new National Parks for the New Forest and the South Downs in England, and in Scotland for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and the Cairngorms, is expected to extend the family of UK National Parks to fifteen.
www.dartmoorsociety.com /debate.natpark.htm   (11815 words)

 Dartmoor National Park - Holidays in Devon @ Devon Connect UK
Gages Mill - Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, one mile from the centre of Ashburton it stands in over an acre of lawned gardens surrounded by trees and farmland, and has ample parking space.
Dartmoor Country Holidays - Magpie Leisure Park - Scandinavian wooden lodges Caravans and Touring site, camping, on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park an area of great natural beauty.
Dartmoor View Holiday Park - A small, family run park situated 6 miles east of the walking centre and town of Okehampton.
www.devon-connect.co.uk /area/dartmoor.htm   (1111 words)

 Dartmoor Accommodation: Accommodation and hotels, self catering, holiday parks
This all new website provides a wide range of information on Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Camping and Caravaning, Self Catering, Holiday Park and Caravan Park all throughout the famous Dartmoor National park, which is famous for the hound of the baskervilles and the prison.
On a sunny day, if you look across to Jurston Farm nestling in the foothills of Shapley Common, or visit North Bovey with its thatched cottages and village green, it is easy to forget that Dartmoor is a wilderness, where man clings precariously, and briefly, to the vastness of the land.
You are witnessing the shaping of the land.
www.discoverdartmoor.com   (260 words)

 Searchengine.net : Dartmoor National Park
Park is a small development of riverside and forest lodge holiday-homes for sale and for rent.
PARK, England- Devon is half of England's West Country -- the rest is Cornwall to the west -- and is in the larger area called
Park, one mile from the centre of Ashburton it stands in over an acre of lawned
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 Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor's soil is notorious for bogs, which is not surprising when you consider that in some places the peat is 12 ft. deep.
The landscape of Dartmoor is extraordinary; tall granite "tors" stand out atop two high plateaus split by the valley of the River Dart.On those plateaus the famous Dartmoor ponies still graze.
Dartmoor is also blessed with an abundance of prehistoric remains.
www.britainexpress.com /countryside/Dartmoor.htm   (401 words)

 Discovering Dartmoor - Information site for recreation and tourism on Dartmoor National Park Devon England UK
Dartmoor has been a National Park since 1951 and now encompasses an area of 368 square miles of Devon's most beautiful moorland, countryside and villages.
All accommodation is either on or within easy traveling distance of Dartmoor National Park.
Discovering Dartmoor - Information site for recreation and tourism on Dartmoor National Park Devon England UK Discovering Dartmoor - Dartmoor National Park Tourist Information Web-Site
www.discoveringdartmoor.co.uk   (409 words)

 UK Travel: London, Britain, Wales, Scotland
Dartmoor National Park - Facts, info centre locations, news, jobs, events, walks, publications and more.
Peak District National Park News, information centre, what to do and see, the usual.
Yorkshire Dales National Park - Visitor centre, what's new, what to see and do, where to stay.
www.britannia.com /travel/natlparks.html   (118 words)

 Hotel Accommodation Bovey Tracey Devon - Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park contains a wealth of beautiful scenery; from rivers to forests, valleys to moorland tors.
Dartmoor covers 367 square miles, and the National Trust owns and manages nearly 6,000 acres of land based on and around Dartmoor.
The southern parts of Dartmoor, particularly Parke (the Bovey Tracey entrance), offers more relaxing strolls through riverside meadows and mixed woodland.
www.coombecross.co.uk /local_area.html   (741 words)

 Deer Fence - Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park rangers are taking a 'get tough' policy with local fallow deer, who've been nibbling the tops off five thousand young trees.
"Initially, sheep were thought to be the cause of the problem," explains Rupert Lane, Dartmoor National Park forestry officer.
The trees were planted across a 3 heactare site, part of a major National Lottery project to fund conversion of an old 1950s plantation to moorland and woodland.
www.growingtechnologies.co.uk /dartmoor.htm   (266 words)

 Dartmoor National park
Dartmoor National Park was designated as such in 1951.
Dartmoor 365: An Exploration of Every One of the 365 Square Miles in the Dartmoor National Park
Situated in Dartmoor Devon England its open moorland landscape and associated lore are tourist both for domestic and overseas visitors.
www.freeglossary.com /Dartmoor_National_park   (108 words)

 Pictures of Dartmoor National Park, , , England. Dartmoor National Park hotels, accommodation, Photographs, history, maps and attractions
An exploration of the hauntingly beautiful Dartmoor National Park cannot be under-taken in just one short visit.
Dartmoor is a splendid, wild and untamed land within a land.
Dramatic Dartmoor scenery forms the backdrop to this tiny, timeless village hidden in a fold of the moors.
www.picturesofengland.com /Dartmoor_National_Park   (1249 words)

 New bird survey of Dartmoor National Park
The last comprehensive breeding bird survey of Dartmoor moors was carried out in 1979 and this year's project aims to shed light on the fortunes of birds in the National Park over the past twenty years.
he survey is being organised by the Dartmoor National Park Authority in partnership with the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, English Nature, Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
orman Baldock, the National Park Ecologist said: "This work will build on our recent surveys of three rare species - dunlin, golden plover and ring ouzel, to provide an overall picture of Dartmoor's bird populations and their conservation importance.
www.naturalworldtours.co.uk /articles2000/april/april2200e.htm   (438 words)

 Dartmoor National Park Biodiversity Project - News and Events
There will be a chance to visit ancient haymeadows near Postbridge on Wednesday 29 June with Sue Goodfellow, Head of Ecology for Dartmoor National Park Authority.
Dartmoor’s haymeadows contain a striking array of plants such as the greater butterfly orchid, and support a wide range of wildlife.
Greater Horseshoe Bats are rare and the population roosting in caves at Buckfastleigh is of national importance.
www.actionforwildlife.org.uk /NewsandEvents.asp   (1295 words)

 South Dartmoor Community College
South Dartmoor Community College is an 11-18, co-educational comprehensive school, serving a wide rural catchment area of over 310 square miles of the south eastern corner of the Dartmoor National Park.
The College is situated on the eastern edge of the town of Ashburton in an attractive rural setting within the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park.
The land behind the College rises steadily to the hills and tors of Dartmoor itself.
www.southdartmoor.devon.sch.uk   (197 words)

 Agriculture - 0905981006 - Dartmoor National Park plan / [Dartmoor National Park Authority]. - What's Been Published
National parks and reserves England Dartmoor National Park Planning.
Dartmoor National Park plan / [Dartmoor National Park Authority].
Agriculture - 0905981006 - Dartmoor National Park plan / [Dartmoor National Park Authority].
www.pitbossannie.com /iss-s-0905981006.html   (137 words)

 Dartmoor National Park Hotels, Dartmoor National Park B&Bs and Dartmoor National Park Self-catering Accommodation from Milford
The Dartmoor National Park is a scenic part of Devon, broadly [although not precisely] bordered by Okehampton, Tavistock, Plymouth, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey and Exeter.
Devon B&B accommodation in a large country house, situated within the Dartmoor National Park, with a splendid view across the beautiful Teign valley.
Less than 3 miles from Buckfastleigh, bed and breakfast accommodation that is secluded, but not isolated, set in the beautiful countryside of the Dartmoor National Park.
www.milford.co.uk /england/dartmoor-national-park.html   (236 words)

 dartmoor national park coach tour information
England's last wilderness, Dartmoor is a National Park.
Built in the 13th century, this is the best example of the 30 or so clapper bridges on Dartmoor.
In contrast to the bracken and heather covered uplands, there are a number of charming small villages round the edge of the moor.
www.roadtrip.co.uk /dartmoor5day.htm   (318 words)

 Travel for Kids: Dartmoor National Park, England
As you hike around Dartmoor National Park, you're more likely to see Dartmoor ponies grazing on the windswept moors.
Visiting her cousin on Dartmoor, the fog rolls in while Mandy is riding her Dartmoor pony – out of the mist appears a ghost horse.
Dartmoor immediately conjures up images of the snarling hell hound of the Baskervilles, tearing around the bogs at night.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/England/dartmoor.htm   (568 words)

 Mobile home park, Oversley Mill Park Homes, Midlands, UK.
We now have a small mobile homes park in South Wales where we have Park Homes available for rental and we have an exiting new development in Devon where we will shortly be announcing detail of exclusive luxury Park Homes on a Park on the edges of Dartmoor National Park - perfect for active retirement.
We have park homes for sale, so if you are looking for a delightful park home, click the for sale link at the head of the page.
Park homes on residential estate in peaceful settings in the heart of England.
www.essexparkhomes.co.uk   (332 words)

 National Parks News releases from Dartmoor National Park Latest news and events
The Dartmoor Local Access Forum was established three years ago by the Dartmoor National Park Authority.
Dartmoor's ancient woodlands are one of the area's richest habitats, supporting many important species, some extremely rare and found only on Dartmoor.
They are places where fascinating archaeological remains can be found and they add significantly to the quality of the Dartmoor landscape and...
www.nationalparks.gov.uk /d_news   (110 words)

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