Dartmoor , devon ,walks , countryside , nature , clean air
Dartmoor , devon ,walks , countryside , nature , clean air Reviews
You should go Dartmoor where you can touch the nature Jun 25, 2011
It was an coincidence I went to Dartmoor national park for the first time. I sworn I would go here again because it's so huge and peaceful and everyone will love it.
Dartmoor is known for its rugged nature, punctuated by impressive granite rock outcrops which consists of three adjacent sites: Yarner Wood, Trendlebere Down and the Bovey Valley Woodlands.
The main habitats present are ancient woodland and heathland. The woodland is dominated by oak, though other species are present including alder and willow in the wetter areas.
It's really huge and perfect for hiking.
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Jan 29, 2008
Cant beleive that there are no other entries in here about dartmoor , maybe i have been looking in the wrong place .
Dartmoor is a national park in the county of Devon , its only 90 miles from where i am living and when i am lucky i go down there and enjoy the beautiful landscape , the pure air and usually take a good walk of several hours .
Most foreign visitors will not get to see dartmoor unless they rent a car.It is a large area of moorland and forests with lovely rolling hills
with some craggy bits which are called Tors . In the valleys there are marshy and boggy bits .The history of the area goes back to the stoneage
and there are 'standing stones' and remains of 'round houses ' all over .
It is a very rural area and has many sheep/cows and horses and ponies roaming freely over it . The ponies are the decendants of pit ponies from 100s of years ago when the area was mined .
All the roads are narrow , many 'sunken'
There is an organization called Dartmoor Visitor , and they have several centres located over the moor , at Princetown and at the base of Hay Tor are two of the locations .They conduct guided tours every day for a nominal cost and range from 1-6 hours . It is such a beautiful area that the walks are delightful and this is one of my favourite place on earth .
is the Website and that lists the daily walks. Anyone participating will need proper footwear and probably weather gear , the tour leader will advise .I was walking with them last summer and a danish family arrived at the start point but were dissuaded from going on the 4 hour walk , due to not having adequate clothing (boots).
There is also Widecombe , a quaint village in a valley in the centre of the moor with an old church and its own song about 'Uncle Tom Cobbly..'
And Princetown , the main town of the area with dartmoor high security prison and the old granite quarries behind .There is often an eerey mist hanging over this place