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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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Geology and Landforms

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Icon for Factsheets Geology and Landforms - Dartmoor Factsheet

Dartmoor’s relief, soils, vegetation, farming, many of its buildings and much of its industry have been to some degree influenced by the nature of the area’s geology. Most of Dartmoor consists of a single type of rock - granite. Read more.

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Icon for Factsheets Tor Formation - Dartmoor Factsheet

The processes resulting in the formation of the Dartmoor tors started about 280 million years ago as the granite forming Dartmoor cooled and solidified from molten rock at a temperature of 900 - 1000°C. Read more

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Icon for Leaflets Evolution of a Dartmoor Landscape: Exploring Burrator

A booklet of self-guided geology and landscape walks, published by Dartmoor National Park Authority in partnership with Devon County Council and Thematic Trails.

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