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This beautiful Park is famous for many things, for example it was the setting for the Conan Doyle novel ?The Hound of the Baskervilles?. That novel paints a picture of the bleak and isolated open moor with the most secure prison (Princetown) of Britain in its centre. Dartmoor is more though with fine walking opportunities, waterfalls, and lovely little villages with thatched houses and plenty of chances to have a ?cream tea?. The Dartmoor ponies, a small tough breed of ponies, they have lived wild on the moor since at least the 10th century and they are a much-loved symbol of this part of Britain. All around there are scores of prehistoric remains such as Grimspound, with impressive Bronze Age huts, which were built nearly 4,000 years ago.

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  • Written May 17, 2003
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