Wet, wet, wet – that’s Dartmoor at the moment! Hopefully soon we’ll be seeing sunny weather like this again. In the meantime have a go at our quiz that will test your knowledge of Dartmoor and beyond.
- Which place was chosen to represent Dartmoor on a recent set of stamps issued by Royal Mail to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the first National Parks?
- At which place in Hampshire can you walk along the Iron Age earthworks of the Atrebates tribe and in through the Roman gates to an amphitheatre?
- Which “Edwardian Lady” stayed regularly at Dousland between 1902 and 1910?
- Who became the first female “Poet Laureate” in 2009?
- Which two mines were major local enterprises in 18th and 19th centuries in Ilsington?
- “Cowslip” flowers are a common sight in Devon in the summer but what is the origin of their popular name?
Answers to week 61
- The Devil
- The 15th century pack-horse bridge.
- Barbara Hepworth
- Cattle love to eat Wild Garlic but it causes a serious taint in the milk, which smells like bad drains! Any milk smelling like this will be rejected for human consumption.