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Lots of life in Dartmoor's dead centre

Posted 8 February 2011
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Lots of life in Dartmoor's dead centre
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A walk given the title "Dartmoor's Dead Centre" will offer people a good reason to get their walking boots on this month.

Held on Saturday February 26th, the trek begins at Dunnabridge, starting at 10:30 and last for four hours.

Despite the title, it does not involve walking through graveyards, but rather the heart of the national park, where features include the Bellever Forest, the Lych way, Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor, the Postman's Track and Dunnabridge pound.

This mixture of woodland, paths and weather-worn piles of granite on the moor tops may offer plenty of variety to visitors and whet the appetite for more walks as the weather starts to get warmer and lighter.

Some walks really are to do with the dead, as there are places in some mountain areas where corpse roads were formed - tracks over mountain passes where coffins were taken due to a lack of consecrated ground for graves in some remote spots.

One such example is the Burnmoor Corpse Road in the Lake District, which passes between Eskdale and Wasdale and from which Sca Fell, England's second highest mountain, can be climbed.