Dartmoor – On or In?

Dartmoor – In or On? 

Dartmoor – I spent much of my formative years on Dartmoor, exploring its summits, high tors and lonely combes.

On Dartmoor…

Note that!

You are never in Dartmoor, in the way you may be in the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales. You are always on Dartmoor. The only people who are in Dartmoor are prisoners serving time at Princetown.

And the criminal underworld only ever refers to the prison as The Moor.

So if you are on Dartmoor this weekend, I hope you are having a grand time. If you are in Dartmoor, you are probably not going to have a very good time at all.


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