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.

Week 62

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Which “Edwardian Lady” stayed regularly at Dousland between 1902 and 1910?
  4. Who became the first female “Poet Laureate” in 2009?
  5. Which two mines were major local enterprises in 18th and 19th centuries in Ilsington?
  6. “Cowslip” flowers are a common sight in Devon in the summer but what is the origin of their popular name?


Answers to week 61

  1. The Devil
  2. 1980
  3. The 15th century pack-horse bridge.
  4. Zurich
  5. Barbara Hepworth
  6. 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.