Dartmoor - The Geology Timeline

Welcome to the Dartmoor Geology Timeline, covering the formation of Dartmoor from the Devonian period 370 million years ago, to 11,500 years ago when Dartmoor became the landscape we know today.

Devonian (370 million years ago)

Sea, sand & mud!

Late Pleistocene (approx. 150 thousand years ago)

The rivers of Dartmoor

Peat and Humans (11,500 years ago)

Peat and humans

China Clay (50 million years ago)

Also known as Kaolin

Paleogene (50 million years ago)

Sub-tropical Dartmoor

Surrounding Dartmoor (270 million years ago)

Erosion

Permian (280 million years ago)

The birth of Dartmoor

Ice Age (2 million years ago)

Arctic Dartmoor

Cretaceous (100 million years ago)

Dartmoor as an island

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