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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Land Use and Issues

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Icon for Factsheets Land Use Issues - Dartmoor Factsheet

Two of Britain’s most popular holiday routes pass close by to Dartmoor, and this adds to the heavy recreational and tourist pressure from Devon’s residents and visitors. Conservation of landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage is a priority for the National Park Authority.  Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets Dartmoor Commons - Dartmoor Factsheet
Common land covers about 37% of the Dartmoor National Park. It comprises the Forest of Dartmoor (11,178 ha, 27,622 acres), surrounded by the Commons of Devon and a scattering of manorial commons, amounting in total to 35,882 ha (88,525 acres).  Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets Erosion - Dartmoor Factsheet
The countryside of Dartmoor, as elsewhere, is continually changing as the human and natural influences upon it change. The recreational use leaves its marks just as the activities of prehistoric farmers and the medieval tinners did. Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets Farming on Dartmoor - Dartmoor Factsheet

For over 5000 years farming has been the main land use on Dartmoor. Working and re-working the land, farmers have created and maintained a large part of the Dartmoor landscape. Today  Read more.

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The Military have used Dartmoor for training for many years, but does this conflict with National Park purposes? Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets The Okehampton Bypass - a case study in decision making - Dartmoor Factsheet
Okehampton needed a bypass; very few people would dispute this fact. This now expanding Devon town stands just to the north of the northernmost boundary of the Dartmoor National Park, and one of the two main London to Cornwall roads - the A30 - runs through it.   Read more.

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