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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Snowdon Stroll

Snowdon Stroll

If you fancy a stroll over the Christmas break then here is a suggestion. Depending on how much festive fare you have partaken in can determine which way around you go. Should you want the more energetic route then simply go anticlockwise if not then go clockwise which is slightly …

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Satan & the Cross

Satan & the Cross

On a mission or to be exact several missions, firstly Santa brought me a new camera for Christmas and so I was bursting to put it through its numerous paces and where better to do that than on Dartmoor. Secondly, having miraculously re-discovered the Traveller’s Ford Cross I needed to …

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Postbox Walk

Postbox Walk

“Wild scenes amid the heathy fells, Where rocks ascend and torrent swells. Wild seems yet fair! – may song essay Your lonely grandeur to portray.” Sophie Dixon Whilst recently trawling through my letterbox stamp collection I came across a page dating back to 1993 which I had completely forgotten about. …

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Pew Tor Pilgrimage

Pew Tor Pilgrimage

Every year a party of us try to rent a weekend cottage on Dartmoor, preferably in the quieter times of the year but still allowing for some decent weather. Hmm, taking into consideration the vagaries of the Dartmoor climate predicting some decent weather is something akin to picking the winning …

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Mistery Tour

Mistery Tour

Been for a walk today, no idea where as the mist was down. Well, maybe that is bit of an exaggeration because as long as you were within ten feet of something you could see it… just. This was a good example of ‘when you’ve got to go, you’ve got …

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Mists of Time

Mists of Time

A while back I received an email from a lady in the Netherlands, she was researching prehistoric burial sites and rituals of Britain and wanted to visit some Dartmoor examples. She asked if I could suggest some places and somebody who could show here around the moor. There was a …

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Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge

Before we start – there will be a more in-depth webpage about the Finch Foundry in coming shortly, this page is more about our visit. Tradition has it that on the last day of our pilgrimage we visit one of the local attractions, two reasons really; the need to leave …

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Haytor Down

Haytor Down

Haytor Down, to me in a way it represents something of a what goes around comes around place. Let me explain, several decades ago this was where I went on my very first letterboxing foray in search of what was then the elusive rubber stamps. This was to become a …

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Hameldown Ridge

Hameldown Ridge

The thought occurred to me that for many months all I have done is to write about Dartmoor and not actually got peat on my boots, so having some holiday I took the opportunity to get out onto the moor. There were a couple of web pages that I had …

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Fingle Woods

Fingle Woods

The Woodland Trust and National Trust were given the unique opportunity to purchase 340.47 hectares of woodland in an effort to restore them to ancient woodland. Fortunately by combining forces they managed to purchase the land before the final sale date thus ensuring the vision of their project. Much of …

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