Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is one of the few real wildernesses left in England and takes its name from the River Dart, which rises within the park.

It has been an inspiration to many artists and writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and it is steeped in folklore and legend.

tor above valley

The landscape is rugged and bleak, with granite tors sitting high above windswept valleys.

'No district in England of similar extent is so rich in pre-historic remains, and in none does nature wear a wilder aspect' (Crossings Guide to Dartmoor, 1912).


History of letterboxing

Over a hundred and fifty years ago, a glass bottle was placed at Cranmere pool...

ducks pool letterbox

The history of letterboxing

What do all the abbreviations mean?

List of commonly used abbreviations in clues

Guide to making a stamp

Guide to making a stamp

Dartmoor firing information

Merrivale, Okehampton and Willsworthy ranges (Click for map) are used by the military for live firing since 1880. Public access to these areas during live firing is prohibited. (And stupid!)

For an update on the current Dartmoor firing programme call 0800 4584868, or look at the Dartmoor firing ranges website.