Dartmoor National Park Authority

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For Maps, Guide Books, Trail Guides, clothing and a range of merchandise. Go to the online shop.

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Visiting Dartmoor National Park

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The Dartmoor Guide is a free newspaper published by Dartmoor National Park Authority and is packed with useful information on the National Park.

Published annually, the Guide also contains a 'What's On' supplement with details of Guided Walks and local events.

With information for visitors and residents, the Dartmoor Guide 2008-9 is now available and contains a special focus on Dartmoor's farming, as well as the new Spring and Summer 2008 Local Guided Walks and Events supplement.

To order your free copy please telephone (01822) 890414 or write to: The High Moorland Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF.  Alternatively email the High Moorland Visitor Centre.

Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles - the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England. Throughout the year Dartmoor is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit, with deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers.  Find out more by taking an interactive virtual tour of Dartmoor at www.virtuallydartmoor.org.uk (external link, opens new window).

The Dartmoor Local Access Forum is an independent advisory body which was established by the Dartmoor National Park Authority in November 2002. Its purpose is to give advice to the National Park Authority and other organisations, on how to make the countryside of Dartmoor more accessible and enjoyable for open air recreation, in ways which address environmental, social and economic interests. For more information visit the Local Access Forum page.

All of Dartmoor is owned by someone but there is legal public access to over 47,000 hectares of open country and 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, providing miles of unspoilt spectacular scenery to enjoy.  Nearly half of this is open moorland, with a further 11% covered by forests and woodland. The National Park Authority helps to look after Dartmoor's natural beauty, cultural heritage and the economic and social well-being of the 33,400 people who live and work on Dartmoor.

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