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Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall about 100 square miles in size. Dramatic granite tors rise from the rolling moor. During the Bronze Age, Bodmin Moor was densely populated and now many prehistoric stone barrows and circles lie scattered across the moor. Today it is thinly populated aside from the small village of Bolventor. On the southern slopes of the moor lies Dozmary Pool, where according to Arthurian legend Sir Bedivere[?] threw Excalibur to The Lady of the Lake.

Bodmin Moor has been officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

See also : Beast of Bodmin



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