Moorland visitor numbers were lower this year
The Herald|December 13, 2021
ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR DOWN AS WELL
DANIEL CLARK

DARTMOOR'S summer of 2021 did not see the intensive visitor pressure or levels of anti-social behaviour experienced in 2020.

The influx of extra visitors last year caused damage to Dartmoor, including camping in the wrong location in large groups and associated damage caused by fires, litter and human waste, motorhomes parking overnight on roadsides, inappropriate parking, off-road cycling where there is no legal right to do so, and threatening behaviour to officers of the Authority.

But Dartmoor National Park Authority on Friday heard that while visitor levels to the National Park in 2021 were high, they were lower than the numbers of people seen the previous summer, and that there was a greater diversity of people visiting.

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