By: Blonde Two

I know that Dartmoor contains many villages but today’s post is on the book “If the World Were a Village” by David J Smith, which has always fascinated me.  If you don’t know it, take a look here http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Were-Village-David-Smith/dp/0713668806

If Dartmoor were a village of 100 people:

Each person would have 9.53 square kilometres of land.  But what would they do with it?

Each person would have 12 scheduled ancient monuments to look after.  A bit of elbow-grease needed here.

Each person would have to make cups of tea for 24000 visitors.  That is a lot of washing-up!

To man all 147 of Dartmoor’s tors  at the same time (number according to Crossing) would be impossible.

At bath-time, each river would be shared by five people.  Obviously they would be good friends.

Each person could have 7.3 kilometres of pathway to themselves. Bags not anything near to Plym Ford!

Each person could eat 45 cream teas every year.

Ok, so I made the last one up, but I think you will agree that it would be a good idea!