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Dartmoor National Park is asking that people to be ‘home heroes’ at not to visit the National Park over the Easter weekend.

Visitor numbers have already dropped by 90 per cent since lockdown restrictions were imposed nearly three weeks ago but Chief Executive Dr Kevin Bishop has urged people to continue to stay at home. He says: “At this time of national emergency you can do your bit by being a ‘home hero’ – resist the temptation to travel to Dartmoor or other beauty spots, exercise locally.  Then, when this is all over, you will be able to say you did your bit to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community and the nation.

“We look forward to welcoming you back when this is over. Until then we hope you understand our National Parks are living, working landscapes: the home to thousands of people and the factory floor for many farmers. Please think of them and the pressure you can inadvertently place on local services.

National Park offices, visitor centres, car parks and toilets remain closed until further notice.




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