Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Education Contact Details

Education Service,
Dartmoor National Park Authority,
Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot,
Devon TQ13 9JQ
Tel: (01626) 832093


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Wildlife and Habitats

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Icon for Factsheets Wildlife and Habitats - Dartmoor Factsheet

Dartmoor is the largest and highest upland in southern Britain, exposed to strong winds and high rainfall. The soils are acidic and the area has been relatively undisturbed by intensive agriculture. These factors make the National Park especially interesting and good for wildlife. Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets Bogs and Wetlands - Dartmoor Factsheet

Anybody who walks on Dartmoor will be familiar with the bogs and mires of the high moor. These wet areas are notorious and crop up in many Dartmoor stories, the most famous being the Hound of the Baskervilles. Read more.

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Icon for Leaflets Ground Nesting Birds - Dartmoor Leaflet

Many factors play a part in influencing the success of breeding birds including climate change and human disturbance. Even short-term disturbance can be fatal. Read more.

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