Dartmoor Case Study (granite landscape)

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  • Created by: G Redford
  • Created on: 12-04-13 14:07
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  • Dartmoor (granite landscape)
    • Farming
      • In 2001,  290,000 hectares of farming land
      • In 2001, 900 hectares was arable farmland
      • Employs 2,000 in the national park
      • 34,878 hectares are common land (including ancient forest)
      • 2001 many  sheep slaughtered from foot and mouth disease
    • Tourism
      • 40% of visitors to national park from local area
      • National park authority control traffic
      • 723 km of footpaths and bridleways
      • Dart valley
      • Princetown
      • Widecombe- on-the-moor
      • Bowerman's nose and Hound tor
    • Quarrying
      • Meldon quarry
      • Tin mined for  800 years
      • Last working mine closed before WW2
      • Dry stone walls
      • Haytor quarries provided granite for London Bridge
      • Kerbstones
      • Older houses made of granite
    • Water supplies
      • 8 reservoirs e.g Burrator reservoir

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