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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Dunstone

Dunstone

Just outside Widecombe-in-the- Moor is Lower Dunstone which today is just a small collection of houses. On a tiny triangular green stand two granite artefacts, one is a granite cross and the other is a huge boulder called ‘The Dun Stone’ or alternatively the ‘Rent Stone’. On early Ordnance Survey …

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Duck’s Pool

Duck's Pool

A labourer from the little village of Harford had heard some old ladies saying that anyone who went to Duck’s Pool and remained there until after midnight without getting piskie led would be rewarded by the faeries. So being stony broke the man decided that he would risk the wrath …

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Duchy Hotel

Duchy Hotel

A long time ago came a man on a track Walking thirty miles with a pack on his back And he put down his load where he thought it was the best Made a home in the wilderness He built a cabin and a winter store And he ploughed up …

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Drewsteignton Church

Drewsteignton Church

Having recently driven through Drewsteignton on the way to Fingle Woods I was reminded that I have not ever visited their church and so returned to see what I had been missing. If the age of the village is anything to go by then there should be plenty of interesting …

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Dream Tor

Dream Tor

Having received several emails regarding Beatrice Chases’ mythical Dream Tor it may be an idea to try and search for the evidence for it. I must confess not having much interest in the author I never really bothered with where or what it supposedly was. In fact although I have …

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Doetor Farm

Doetor Farm

“Under Doe Tor stands a farm. A few diminutive firs and twisted thorns form a shelter on one side. The house has shrugged it’s shoulders and drawn in its head behind turf banks and moorstone walls, and cowers under the shelter of dwarfed trees… On the other side of the …

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Doetor Brook

Doetor Brook

Just under the southern shadow of the mighty Great Links Tor rises a small brook, it actually gurgles out of a spring which sits at an altitude of 504m. From here it tumbles down its short course of about 2.91km to meet the River Lyd which awaits its waters a …

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Ditsworthy Warren

Ditsworthy Warren

If the media hype following the release of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie ‘War Horse‘ is to be believed there is going to be an invasion of fans flocking to Dartmoor to visit the various locations shown in the film. A central part of the early story is set at the …

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Dewerstone

Dewer4

“… Now, through the moorland wind and driving shower, I gaze upon the Dewerstone’s upsoaring torr, Clambering o’er piles of granite rude and stern, That shoulder up broad wastes of furze and fern, While, between us and the gray Torr’s steep brow, The foaming Cad tears its wild way below, …

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Devil Placenames

Devil Placenames

There are numerous stories about the Devil’s activities on Dartmoor, some of which are included within the pages of this site. There are also many place-names that show ‘The Evil One’ had been busy on the moor, although that is what it seems? Devil’s Bridge This at one time was …

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