Themes to Study
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First consider the Factsheet Headings. For policies related to the way the National Park is managed and the services we provide look at the Dartmoor National Park Management Plan. For policies related to land-use planning please see Dartmoor National Park Local Development Framework. For the latest topics in the news look at the community news releases.
You might also like to view the Landscape Character Assessment to see how different Dartmoor is to the rest of Devon.
- Recreation Management
- Habitats and their management
- Dartmoor's Cultural Heritage
- A study of a site managed to accommodate recreational use
- Geology and landforms
- Dartmoor census data
General factsheet, Recreation and Tourism, Commons, Erosion as an introduction then investigate the Management Plan, followed by The Ranger Service, Moor Care, Erosion repairs, Essential information for visitors, Accommodation on Dartmoor.
The Management Plan is the best place for an overview of the areas cultural characteristics and the Authority's policies to conserve them. The Archaeology leaflet introduces Dartmoor’s rich heritage. The Factsheets Prehistoric Archaeology, Tin Industry, History of Dartmoor, Farming, Commons, all contain relevant information. The Events section may also provide some interesting clues.
This web site and the Authority as whole have very little site-specific information to pass to students. Any general policies and information are particularly relevant to such heavily used sites. See the Management Plan. The Factsheets Recreation and Tourism, Erosion, Commons and Habitats will all be relevant. The Traffic Management Strategy contains policy VT6 and a useful map Fig2. Also look at Moor care, Erosion repairs, Events on Dartmoor, and Organised Events. The Ranger Service carries out the day to day management of these sites and they can talk to the student about their main concerns for the site. The Haytor Erosion Case Study provides a specific site example.
There are three factsheets that can be found under the theme of geology and landforms. For A level and university level study there is the Meldon Geology and Geomorphology Case Study There are also some useful links to other web sites.
Census data provides information about the community living on Dartmoor. Access the information at The Office for National Statistics (external link, opens new window). Examples of the categories are age, gender, occupation, marital status, type of residency, country of birth, household composition, health and vehicle ownership. Choose a drop-down option from the table list and select the Dartmoor National Park option from the drop-down area list, then click on 'Display table'.