Castles, gorges and walks in Dartmoor National Park including pictures and videos

Located in the heart of Devon in south west England, Dartmoor National Park sits in a unique landscape of open moorland, ancient woodland, river networks and patchwork farming fields. There are about 170 granite tors dotting the horizon which were once giant mountains now eroded over at least the last 10 million years to leave behind dramatic rocky outcrops.

There is something for everyone at Dartmoor – walking routes for all abilities, intriguing buildings to visit, observing Dartmoor ponies on the moors, shopping for local produce in farm shops and markets and at the end of a busy day a traditional Devonshire cream tea to indulge in.

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Dartmoor National Park Facts

Total area – 950 sq. km or 368 sq. miles approx.
Year of designation - 1951
Population – 33,000 (2009)
Annual visitors – 2.4 million annually (Oct 2014)
Main settlements - Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Chagford, Moretonhampstead
Scheduled ancients monuments – 1,058

Other Facts
England's newest castle - Castle Drogo
Over 10,000 hectares of Bronse Age field systems
Famous Tors formed 280 million years ago

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