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"Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor"
- Sorting Hat (GF12)

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A moor is a broad tract of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs.

Of the heather moorland in the United Kingdom, most of it lies in North Yorkshire, Wales, Cumbria and Dartmoor (with some moorlands in the far West Country in the county of Cornwall). For further information about moors, see: WEB LINKhttp://www.moorlandassociation.org/. Famous fictional works largely set in such moorland regions include Frances Hodgson Burnett's WEB LINKThe Secret Garden (Yorkshire) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's WEB LINKThe Hound of the Baskervilles (Dartmoor).

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