TWO of Dartmoor’s visitor centres are due to reopen from Saturday, July 25 when those in Haytor and Princetown once again start welcoming visitors.

Measures will be in place to help people socially distance safely and the centres will be open for limited hours at first, from 10am—3pm, with staff on hand to give advice and the shop open.

A one-way system will be in place and the exhibitions and gallery spaces at Princetown remain closed for the time being, to avoid too many people being together in confined spaces at any one time.

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s visitor services manager Rebecca Martin said: ‘It’s been nearly four months since we closed our doors to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and we cannot wait to reopen and welcome people back to Dartmoor National Park.

She asked people to ‘bear with’ staff and volunteers, saying ‘it is a new concept for us too’.

She said the exhibitions spaces would open when ‘it was safe to do so’, with the authority setting a date of mid-August for the opening of its extended and updated visitor centre at Postbridge, celebrating the wealth of Bronze Age archeology to be found in the area and significant discoveries from Whitehorse Hill over a single level space that is accessible for all.