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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Burrator

Burrator

If you down to Burrator Reservoir today you’re sure of a big surprise … well that is unless you have been there in the past few weeks and I certainly haven’t – hence this visit. The plan was to have a look at the newly opened ‘Burrator Discovery Centre’, take …

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Blackall’s Drive

Blackall's Drive

The thing I love about maps are some of the place names you find that always beg a question of some kind, one such example is the simple entry of ‘Dr. Blackall’s Drive‘ which can be found at OS grid reference SX 698 718. So, what is it? Who was …

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Black Dunghill

Black Dunghill

Following his torn cruciate ligament operation and several weeks confinement it is now possible to take Zeb out on short walks. The problem he has is that although I doesn’t think he’s any longer in pain he refuses to use his bad leg. This being his hind left leg can …

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Bellever

Bellever

Tradition now has it that the second weekend in July is when we take my Young Archaeology Club up to Dartmoor. The trip is always regarded with some slight trepidation as it involves around 16 children between the ages of 8 and 11 and all the joys they bring. This …

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Belstone Common

Belstone Common

I never thought I would see the day but I have enrolled with our newly formed village photography club which to be fair is teaching me a lot about photography. The group consists of a good mixture or ‘no-ideas’, in which group I class myself, through the spectrum to a …

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Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

I needed several photos for the website which involved travelling around the moor and the day didn’t bode well. The first place I needed to go was Nun’s Cross and I found Princetown cloaked with fog and clogged with visitors. However, by the time I reached Whiteworks there were tiny …

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Wife Sales

Wife Sales

Before proceeding I would like to point out that what follows is not sexist, male chauvinism or misogynistic, it’s simply historical fact. Now as a rule a moorman has an eye for a good beast and an even better one for a profit, it’s an ability that comes with living …

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Widdecombe Fair

Widdecombe Fair

Tom Pearce. Tom Pearce, lend me your grey mare, All along, down along, out along lee, For I want for to go to Widdecombe Fair, Wi’ Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan’l Whiddon, Harry Hawk, old uncle Tom Cobley and all, old Uncle Tom Cobley and all. …

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Wassailing

Wassailing

By no means is ‘wassailing’ an exclusive Dartmoor custom, it can be found all across Devon and indeed the other cider making counties. The tradition is said to have originally been an ancient pagan fertility rite. The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo Saxon words ‘waes hal‘ which meant be …

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Valentine’s day

Valentine's day

Valentine’s Day, February 14th, what man dare forget that date? Many would like to, but the marketing vultures have successfully made it compulsory to buy the obligatory card and/or bunch of flowers. But there was a time when things were a lot simpler and dare I suggest a lot more …

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