FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
Due to the outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease ALL footpaths and bridleways on Dartmoor are closed. There is the liablity of a fine of up to £5,000 if ignored!
All unnecessary rural movements are discouraged.
The seaside towns in Devon and Cornwall still offer
great 'out-of-main-season' bargains.
It is rural Devon & Cornwall that is regretfully 'off limits'.
Foot and Mouth disease is extremely virulent and, although it does not affect humans, it can additionally be spread by birds, the wind, horses, dogs, etc.
DO NOT FEED DARTMOOR PONIES. KEEP WELL AWAY
Please use all due caution and common sense when in the area.
Effectively Dartmoor is 'Closed until Further Notice' we are all sad to say.