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Dartmoor National Park, outline of the geology

John Hall

Dartmoor National Park, outline of the geology

by John Hall

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Published by The Department in Exeter (County Hall, Exeter (EX2 4OD)) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- England -- Dartmoor.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p.7.

    Statement(text prepared by John Hall with the help of the Dartmoor National Park Department).
    ContributionsDevon (England). Dartmoor National Park Department.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE262.D/
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21373237M
    ISBN 10090598109X
    OCLC/WorldCa16421597

      Thankfully, much evidence of early habitation on Dartmoor remains and is looked after by the Dartmoor National Park Authority. There are over 1, scheduled sites on Dartmoor. I have put together this article on the geology of the national park as part of an attempt to address the relative dearth of information in the main article on Dartmoor and the lack of any article thus far on the geology of Devon (though there’s a section in the main article on Devon.I experienced great difficulty when attempting to set out the stratigraphy of the Devonian and Carboniferous.

    The best outdoor activities in Dartmoor National Park according to Tripadvisor travelers are: Lydford Gorge. The Garden House. Burrator Reservoir. Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park. The Granite Way. See all outdoor activities in Dartmoor National Park on Tripadvisor. GEOLOGY ON EXMOOR Mining No mining is carried out in the National Park area at the moment but remains of old workings can be seen in many places. ‘Investigations have proved the existence of a series of parallel *lodes running approximately E-W. The *dip of the lodes varies from 40° to 60° South, and various experts’ estimates have.

    The geology of the national park comprises a km 2 ( sq mi) core of granite intruded during the early Permian period into a sequence of sedimentary rocks originating in the Devonian and Carboniferous periods.   New Bridge Dartmoor. The policy went out to consultation earlier this year and 50 per cent of people said they were against the principle of paying to park in a national park.


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Dartmoor National Park, outline of the geology by John Hall Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: 8 pages: illustrations (some color), maps (1 color) ; 21 cm: Responsibility: [text prepared by John Hall with the help of the Dartmoor National Park Department].

The book features chapters on Dartmoor's geology, history and archaeology, and describes the important role played by farming and livestock in managing the land. Beautiful colour photographs, including stunning panoramas, illustrate the magnificence of one of Britain's first and finest national parks.

This article describes the geology of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, in south-west England. Dartmoor gained national park status in but the designated area of km 2 ( sq mi) extends beyond the upland of Dartmoor itself to include much of the surrounding land, particularly in the northeast.

The geology of the national park consists of a km 2 ( sq mi) core of granite. Support Us. Help us to protect and care for this special place.

Find out more about our conservation projects and make a donation to your chosen fund. Geology of National Parks teaches how to recognize landforms and rock formations within a national park; thus, students will begin to read and interpret the geologic story behind the scenery which extends to scenery beyond the parks to their own backyard.

Students will also recognize that the plant and animal communities in an area along with /5(30). The coincidence of there being days in a year and—in — square miles in the Dartmoor National Park was the acorn that grew into the oak tree of exploration that resulted in this book.

It must also be admitted that the satisfaction of collecting things, and of knowing that a complete collection was easily attainable, spurred me on. Dartmoor National Park covers  km 2 ( sq mi). The granite which forms the uplands dates from the Carboniferous Period of geological history.

The landscape consists of moorland capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing outline of the geology book for Dartmoor nates: 50°34′N 4°0′W / °N. A guidebook to 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and surrounding area.

Dartmoor is an area described as the last great wilderness of England. This Cicerone guide is an excellent introduction to the moor and the national park.

The walks have been grouped into four large areas of Dartmoor: The South Moor; Widecombe Walks; The North East Moor; and The North West Moor. Author Andrew Cooper is a wildlife broadcaster and producer and Chairman of the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Clare and Michael Morpurgo, for whom Dartmoor has played a strong part in their lives, have written a foreword. The book is published with the support of Dartmoor National Park Authority. Contents Dartmoor map Foreword by Clare and Michael Morpurgo/5(8).

Use our map to find your way around Dartmoor and discover the best places to visit, eat and stay during your time here on Dartmoor. Dartmoor is a National Park in South West England that contains many granite outcrops of many different sizes.

The main authority (other than the OS map) is "Dartmoor Tors and Rocks" by Ken Ringwood. Birch Tor, with the Warren House Inn in the distance Vixen Tor, with Great Mis Tor beyond. A brief description of hhow Dartmoor was formed as described in JOhn Earles brilliant little book Walking On Dartmoor.

This video was filmed when we were on our previous camp at Wistman's wood in. Haytor. Situated on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor, Haytor has spectacular views across Dartmoor and the South Devon coast and offers good opportunities for you to experience Dartmoor’s fascinating past and the stunning wildlife and heritage within a short walk of the National Park Visitor Centre.

Covered in lichens and mosses, the imposing granite rocks of Haytor are within a protected. Blackingstone Rock SX is a large tor situated in the eastern part of Dartmoor National Park.

It exhibits many of the typical features of the Dartmoor Granite. Of particular note is that the coarse grained granite contains very large crystals of term ‘feldspar’ encompasses a group of pale coloured rock-forming minerals; Blackingstone Rock has examples up to several. Exmoor's Geology.

The rocks that lie beneath Exmoor have defined its landscape, land use and settlement patterns. Most of Exmoor's rocks were formed during the Devonian period of geological history between about and million years ago. For a detailed exploration of Exmoor's geology have a look through: Geology on Exmoor (pdf).

Dartmoor was one of the first National Parks to be designated in Britain, in It boasts stark and beautiful moors, huge stone tors, ancient clapper bridges and the famous Dartmoor. Visit the Your Dartmoor site for the full plan and to see copies of State of the Park Reports.

Management Plan Review - Work on reviewing the National Park Management Plan began in and will continue throughout The process has now reached the draft stage ready for consultation. The consultation runs from Monday 10 February until Sunday 31 May   Dartmoor (Official National Park Guide) Paperback – July 1, by Sale (Author), Chapman (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings.

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ /5(2).

There are lots of ways to explore and enjoy Devon and Dartmoor, whether on foot, by bike or on the back of a horse; but by far the most popular is by walking. We have found that circular walks are the most well-loved, so here we have a large number for you to choose from.

Take a look at the map for the circular walks you can do here. Origins and growth. The first national park, and site of the Kinder Scout trespass, the Peak District, was designated in April under the Clement Attlee led Labour administration, eight months before the end of King George VI's reign.

This was followed in the same year by the designations of three more national parks; the Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor.

Management Plan Review. With the current Management Plan coming to the end of its five year span we started the review process in the Spring of with a view to having a revised plan in place in It is the strategic plan for the National Park, one that will guide decisions affecting future policy and delivery over the coming 5 years.All books set in Dartmoor National Park on the global book map.

We found 93 books set in Dartmoor National Park and 7 others set nearby Map; About; Books set in Dartmoor National Park, England, GB 93 books set in Dartmoor Geology of the Country Around Okehampton by E A Edmonds.Walking on Dartmoor: The National Park and surrounding areas By John Earle Overview.

A guidebook to 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and surrounding area. Dartmoor is an area described as the last great wilderness of England. This Cicerone guide is an excellent introduction to the moor and the national : Climb Devon.