Dartmoor National Park
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The protected area of Dartmoor was declared as a national park of England back in 1951. The park covers a total area of 368 square miles and has among the largest area of granite in Britain at around 241 square miles. The moorland of Dartmoor offers various geographical features including moors, bogs, rivers and many more.
Dartmoor National Park is home to various landmarks which include the Avon Dam Reservoir, popular for walks and fishing. Other interesting sites to see in the park are the Canonteign Falls, which is the second highest waterfalls in England; the Crazywell Pool, an artificial lake; Childe’s Tomb and Jay’s Grave, burial sites; and High Willhays, the highest point in the park.
It wasn’t until the 19th century that Dartmoor was considered a place worthy of visiting. Today, the park is popular for activities such as whitewater kayaking, canoeing, geocaching, letterboxing, rock climbing, hill walking, horse riding, cycling and river fishing. Parts of the park have also been used as military firing ranges for the past 200 years.
The park does not belong to a single city limit. You will find the exact location of Dartmoor National Park on the map above. If you need any other information on Dartmoor National Park that is not listed here, please call 01626 832093.
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Nearby Nature Attractions
Following is a list of other nature attractions found within few miles of Dartmoor National Park.
River Dart Country Park,
Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary,
The Berkeley Leisure Group Ltd,
Stover Country Park
South Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB),