Devon – Dartmoor National Park

Growing up in UK, I had heard lots of stories about Dartmoor, the large area of somewhat desolate moorland in Southern Devon. It was famous for its wild ponies and craggy landscape, which I recall was used extensively for military and non-military survival training.

The moors contain UK’s largest area of granite, with much of Dartmoor covered in exposed granite peaks, known locally as “tors“. As we discovered, the area is also susceptible to abundant rainfall, resulting in extensive areas of bogs and peat. Granite and bogs, an interesting combination of 2 extremes.

Therefore, this was another area of UK, which I had not previously seen, that I was really looking forward to visiting.

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