Celebrating 70 Years

Celebrating 70 Years

2021 is the 70th anniversary of the designation of Dartmoor as one of UK's first National Parks, on 30 October 1951.

Dartmoor was one of the first places to be designated as a National Park; the Peak District, Lake District and Snowdonia were also awarded the designation in the same year.

We’re planning some special activities and events which we’re inviting you to get involved in, no matter where you are!

Read the 70th anniversary edition of Enjoy Dartmoor magazine online or pick up a copy from our Visitor Centres.

New to Dartmoor?

There’s no better place to start than learning more about this special landscape then on our Dartmoor Story pages.

Here’s some facts and figures for you – find out how many tors there are and where the highest and lowest points are, among many other things too.

When you visit Dartmoor, you’re stepping into a protected landscape where people live side-by-side with animals and rare species. Find out how you can Love Moor Life when you visit.

Enjoy getting spooked? Find out about Dartmoor’s myths and legends.

What's on?

Come and celebrate 70 years with us! We have lots of exciting events and activities for everyone to get involved with.

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Caring for Dartmoor

Learn more about the work we do to keep this place wild, special and accessible for as many people as possible.

Our conservation work

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About us

Dartmoor National Park Authority as a free-standing organisation was created in 1997 – find out more about who we are.