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26 October 2011

Celebrating National Parks

A stunning new exhibition by professional landscape photographer Adam Burton is on display at Dartmoor National Park Authority’s High Moorland Visitor Centre in Princetown.

Over several years Adam has developed a large portfolio of images from regular visits to many of the UK's fifteen National Parks, capturing images of these special landscapes under a wide variety of weather conditions.  The first part of this exhibition contains some of his finest photographs from around many of the UK's National Parks.

The second part of the exhibition concentrates on Dartmoor.  Dartmoor has long been a lure for photographers and artists alike, and for good reason; it offers a spectacular and unique landscape. The windswept moorland, granite tors, stunning river valleys and unpredictable weather offer a wealth of photographic interest quite unmatched.  Over the past four years Adam has photographed Dartmoor's wild landscape throughout the seasons, and includes many of his favourite images in this collection.

Adam Burton said:

‘As a professional landscape photographer Dartmoor National Park provides the perfect workplace. Not only is the scenery on offer very special but in addition access is plentiful. This allows me to roam this wonderful open landscape which is a tremendous aid to my creativity.’  

The exhibition is part of the celebrations of Dartmoor’s 60th anniversary as a National Park. Dartmoor’s designation as a National Park was confirmed on 30 October 1951. It was the fourth area of land in the UK to receive National Park status.

The exhibition runs from 28 October 2011 - 4 March 2012.

The High Moorland Visitor Centre is an ideal place to start your visit to Dartmoor. You will find extensive, interpretative displays that provide wonderful insights to Dartmoor, its history, culture and wildlife, as well as a gallery with regularly changing exhibitions and a small auditorium where visitors are able to watch various short films about Dartmoor.

Open daily 10am to 4pm - throughout October

Open Thursday - Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm November to February

Open daily 10am to 4pm, March (except 5 - 9 March inclusive)

For Christmas period and February half term openings please phone for details.

Admission charge to exhibition areas:

Adult £1.50

Child (7-16) £1

Child (under 7) FREE

Family ticket £3

Education group FREE


For further information

Adam Burton, Landscape photographer

Tel: 01363 877511 (external link, opens new window)

Mike Nendick, Communications Officer, Dartmoor National Park Authority

Tel: 01626 832093

Notes for Editors

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s purposes under the Environment Act 1995 are:

•    to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park;

•    to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the area by the public.

In carrying out this work, we are also required to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the National Park.

Agendas for full Dartmoor National Park Authority meetings and Dartmoor National Park Authority planning meetings are available on the Authority's web site.You can receive an e-mail notification each time a News Release is issued by the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Subscribe to Dartmoor National park Authority News.

For News Releases from all UK National Parks visit (external link, opens new window)

For maps, guide books, trail guides, clothing and other Dartmoor merchandise visit Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Online Shop

There are 15 members of the National Parks family in the UK: Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs, Yorkshire Dales, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, the Cairngorms and the Broads.  National Parks are of special value to the whole nation because of their great beauty, their wildlife and cultural interests and the opportunities they offer for quiet enjoyment.  However, they are not nationally owned - the land is in the hands of many landowners or occupiers including farmers.  Over 34,500 people live in Dartmoor National Park and many millions of visits are made to it each year.

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