|Dartmoor was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951, the third national park to be created in England and Wales. It is an area of 953 sq.km (368 sq. miles) consisting of moorland and wooded valleys with granite tors dominating the landscape.|
It is the largest granite surface in England, the largest expanse of un-glaciated upland in Great Britain and the largest and highest upland in southern Britain. The highest points are Yes Tor, rising to 619 m/2,030 feet, and High Willhays, which climbs to 621 m/2,039 feet. The public is able to roam freely on unenclosed, open moorland with some 10 million visits being made each year. The soils are acidic, undisturbed by intensive agriculture and the moor is exposed to strong winds and high rainfall. There are areas of blanket bog, heath, grassland, valley woodlands and some enclosed farmland. All these factors make Dartmoor a haven for the walker and wildlife.
|Panoramic views of Dartmoor, click on thumbnail to view|
Three images of Burrator, Sharpitor and Leather Tor taken from Down Tor.
|Beardown Tors from Holming Beam|
Lydford Tor, Cowsic Valley and Conies Down Tor
|West Dart and Dart Valley (before and after Dartmeet)|
|Click on thumbnails below for photographs|
|Beardown Tors||Bellever||Bench Tor||Black Tor||Burrator Reservoir||C|
|Cramber Tor||Crazywell Pool||Combestone Tor||Cowsic Valley||Cuckoo Rock|
|Dartmoor Snow||Down Tor||Down Tor Stone Row||Drizzlecombe|
|Hart Tor||Hart Tor Stone Row|
|Leather Tor||Leeden Tor|
|Naker's Hill||Narrator Brook (Deancombe Valley)||Near Houndtor||Nun's Cross|
|River Dart||River Meavy||River Plym||River Walkham|
|Sharpitor||Sheeps Tor||Shipley to Avon Dam||Staple Tors||Stone Cross||Swelltor Quarry|