New website for Dartmoor National Park

Sixty years after Dartmoor's designation as a National Park in 1951, National Park authorities have launched a new website.

The latest incarnation retains the overall structure and navigation from the previous site, but with a brighter, cleaner appearance and a smoother flowing feel. Features include web cams and video streaming, interactive 360-degree photographic views with audio commentary from local experts, downloadable audio guided walks, a species of the month (February's is the otter), plus a wealth of visitor information, educational resources and external links. Information on governance and planning is accessible, and contacting Park staff and Authority members made simple.

Beautiful Dartmoor countryside., 169 kb
Beautiful Dartmoor countryside.
© stefan marjoram, Aug 2009

Dartmoor National Park Authority's web site is hosted as part of a shared service agreement with the other UK National Park Authorities. Each National Park contributes to a shared National Park's Portal Partnership which provides web hosting and the technical content management system which is used to build sites. This arrangement is designed to reduce the costs associated with having a web site for each Park, while the common system enables staff from one National Park to share knowledge with others. The Dartmoor National Park web site has one and a half million hits a year, primarily for visitor information and planning. Feedback on the new site is welcomed.

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