Dartmoor National Park
A celebration of its people, places and wildlife

By Andrew Cooper

Dartmoor National Park
Paperback, 144 pages £10.95
Published: 27th October 2011
ISBN: 9781900322836
Format: 167mm x 244mm


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Dartmoor National Park paints a colourful picture of Dartmoor today, featuring stories by people passionate about their work and life on the moor. Their accounts reflect their emotional or spiritual attachment to some very special places, offering a fascinating insight into the history of the land and demonstrating the benefits and pleasures the National Park brings to both visitors and the local community.

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.

For more information on the Dartmoor National Park's 60th Anniversary celebrations, please click here.

Click on the link below to see an example of some of the stunning photographs that feature in the book.

Dartmoor map

Foreword by Clare and Michael Morpurgo



1.     Tors and torrents – Birth of the landscape

2.     Rock and roll – The uses of granite

3.     Wet and wild – Climate and people shaping the landscape

4.     Standing stones and summer homes – A remarkable heritage

5.     The National Park – The creation and cultivation of a national icon

6.     Cattle, sheep and ponies – The importance of free-roaming stock herds

7.     Wildlife – Hawkers, harriers and hippos

8.     Dartmoor people – The stories of 20 people who live or work on Dartmoor

Endpiece: Why Dartmoor is special

Andrew Cooper is Chairman of the Devon Wildlife Trust. A broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award-winning wildlife film-maker, he is a familiar face on BBC television through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and environmental issues. He is also the author of nine books, including The Secret Nature of Devon.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781900322836
Format: 167mm x 244mm
Full colour photographs

BISAC Code:  NAT000000, NAT037000, SCI019000
Imprint: Green Books

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