Dartmoor & Exmoor

Dartmoor & Exmoor

Dartmoor & Exmoor

Dartmoor National Park is an area of moorland in the centre of the English county of Devon. Protected by a National Park, it covers 953 km² (368 square miles).

The granite upland dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops (known as tors), providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m above sea level. The entire area is rich in antiquities.

Dartmoor is managed by the National Park Authority whose 26 members are drawn from Devon County Council, local District Councils and Government.

Please see more information here: www.DiscoverDartmoor.Net

Exmoor National Park is a national park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of Devon and Somerset in South West England. The park is 693 km² (267 mile²) of hilly open moorland. Exmoor is one of the first British National Parks, designated in 1954, and is named after its main river, the River Exe. Several areas of the moor have been declared a Site of Special Scientific interest.

Please see more information here: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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