Join us in celebrating a milestone anniversary for National Parks this National Parks Fortnight, 6-21 April.
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The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act was passed in 1949 resulting in the first National Parks in the UK being designated in 1951. Dartmoor was one of four areas of land to receive National Park status that year. This year sees the 70th anniversary of the passing of that Act.
To commemorate this momentous Act, a number of activities and events will be held during National Parks Fortnight 2019. From letterboxing to navigation, and storytelling to caving, there will be something for everyone and all ages. The theme for the fortnight is ‘Discovering National Parks’ so why not discover your own piece of Dartmoor?
Rebecca Martin, Visitor Services Manager for Dartmoor National Park Authority said, “We are so pleased to have a fantastic programme of events that allows people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the special qualities of Dartmoor. Whether they are confident walkers, or first time visitors, we have something to offer them with the activities running throughout the Easter holidays.“
Pick up the events programme at one of Dartmoor National Park’s Visitor Centres, or go to their Events Page to find out more at