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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Honest Man

Honest Man

This stone stands beside the road at the top of Bude Lane. Originally it stood on the wayside of The Mariners Way which was an old track which took sailors from Dartmouth to Bideford. According to legend one of these old seadogs had stopped off at the Sticklepath Inn to …

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Holy Street Mill

Holy Street Mill

“None will be allowed to remain long in the town (Chagford) without hearing of Holy Street Mill – the Grist Mill’ as it is commonly called – an old thatched watermill by the Teign, beloved by artists for generations.” J. Ll. W. Page, 1898, p.179. As Mr. Page notes above …

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Holy Brook

Holy Brook

The Holy Brook rises on the moorland’s edge to the west of Holne at an altitude of 1,039 feet in a small mire that’s known as Holne Well. The little brook only has a moorland course of about half a mile before it tumbles down another four miles to join …

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Holwell Quarry

Holwell Quarry

The next stage of the tramway runs from the first set of points at the Haytor Quarries down to Holwell Quarry which is a distance of 0.75 miles (1.2km). As can be seen below there is a wicked incline as the route drops down to the quarry, all in all …

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Holes

Holes

Very often on Dartmoor you will come across a hole, well that must be an obvious statement but these holes are no ordinary holes. You will not see a black gaping chasm that leads down into the very bowels of the earth, in fact you won’t see an aperture of …

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Hoax Tor

Hoax Tor

‘The Man With No Name’  – this definitely puts me in the ‘old fart’ bracket with memories of the cigar chomping Clint Eastwood and his exploits which incidentally seem pretty tame by today’s standards. But what about ‘The Tor With No Name‘? Big deal, there are hundreds of unnamed tors …

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Hisley Wood

Hisley Wood

‘The breeze was oozing through the network of boughs as through a strainer; the trunks and larger branches stood against the light of the sky in the forms of sentinels, giant candelabra, pikes, halberds, lances, and whatever else the fancy chose to make of them.’ Thomas Hardy – The Woodlanders. …

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High Willhays

High Willhays

It would be remiss not to include ‘The Roof of Devon’ in the folklore and legends section of Dartmoor. Whilst there is no tale or story to tell it surely goes down in Dartmoor’s geographical ‘spectaculars’. The Roof of Devon stands at an altitude of 621 metres which makes it …

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Heath Stone

Heath Stone

Just beside the road that leads into Fernworthy Plantation stands a lone inconspicuous stone called ‘The Heathstone’. This large boulder bears a modern description that detracts from its undoubted antiquity and one might postulate it is another example of a Christianised pagan stone. The stone is mentioned in both the …

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Hare Tor

Hare Tor

“So we ascend Hare Tor, of shape more conical than most of the Dartmoor heights. I have remarked that on the western side the outline bears a strong resemblance to the animal in its couchant form, which probably accounts for its name. I have heard it suggested that this tor …

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