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Walk offers more than 60 years of history

Posted 2 March 2011
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A walk held to commemorate 60 years since the founding of the Dartmoor National Park will promise a taste of a history stretching back far further than that.

The event will be run by national park rangers and is to be held on March 20th at Widecombe-In-The-Moor, beginning at 10:30 BST and lasting for three hours.

Those bringing their walking boots and some lunch in their rucksacks can enjoy a circular route round Hameldown and Hut Holes, a medieval site twice excavated in the past.

However, it does also have a place in the modern history of the national park, as a granite post at the location was split by the Prince of Wales in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Of all the national parks in the UK, Dartmoor may be considered the most historic, on the basis of its 1,208 scheduled monuments.

The second highest figure is 846 in the North York Moors.
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