Dartmoor, located in Devon, spans an area of moorland. The area itself is actually protected by the National Park. Visitors will find there are many exposed granite hilltops in Dartmoor and the surrounding area which are known as tors. These areas make excellent habitats for wildlife that live in the local area. Dartmoor is actually managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Due to the fantastic beauty as well as the archeology and antiquities within this area, Dartmoor has become a very popular tourist attraction. The park has been featured on television programs detailing natural wonders in England and in the world.
Dartmoor is a moorland area located in the West Country county of Devon. Dartmoor is protected by its national park. Dartmoor covers an area of about three hundred and sixty eight square miles.
The upland area of Dartmoor is made of granite and it dates back in the geological history to the carboniferous period. The moorland area is covered with exposed granite hilltops, which are known as tors, and these are habitat to a vast range of Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point in Dartmoor is the area of High Willhays and this area is about six hundred and twenty one metres above sea level. The whole area of Dartmoor is rich in archaeology and antiquities.
The national park authority of Dartmoor manages the area of Dartmoor. The national park authority of Dartmoor is made up of about twenty-six members and these members are all from the local district councils, Devon county council and some are from other areas within the government.
Part of Dartmoor is used by the military for firing ranges and has been used for this purpose for the last 200 hundred years. The parts of the Dartmoor moorland that do not get used by the military are open to the public. Dartmoor is a very popular tourist destination. Dartmoor has been featured on the television programme Seven Natural Wonders, Dartmoor was featured as the top natural wonder for the south west of England.