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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Cranmere Pool Verse

Cranmere Pool Verse

For centuries Cranmere Pool has been a Mecca for Dartmoor walkers and for those who do not know what to expect it can be something of a disappointment. But if the actual features of the pool are ignored and one views the surrounding landscape one can experience the true sense …

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Cider Makers Poem

Cider Makers Poem

I have recently acquired a number of Eden Phillpotts works amongst which was a book of poetry called, ‘A Dish of Apples’ which basically consists of apple related poems. Amongst these is one called, ‘Cider Makers’ and for anyone who has seen cider being made in the traditional way or …

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Charles Brittan

Charles Brittan

“Dartmoor is a favourite subject with several present-day artists, who for the most part exhibit a good knowledge of the region. No-one who is not a stranger to it can look upon the pictures of Mr. Charles E. Brittan without being conscious that they breathe its spirit. They are distinguished …

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Carrington’s Dartmoor

Carrington's Dartmoor

Noel Thomas Carrington, son of a Plymouth grocer was born in 1777. His first job was working in the Royal Dockyard in Plymouth where he remained for 4 years after which he absconded to sea. During he sea faring days he served in a battle of Cape Finisterre in 1797. …

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Brentor Verse

Brentor Verse

Stanzas Written on Brent-Tor Church Dartmoor, Devon, John Allen Walker July 7, 1837 It stands alone – that olden fane, High raised to meet the moorland storm, And dark above the lonely plain, Uprears its venerable form. Where erst the beacon-fire, with blaze Of lurid red, dispelled the night, Its …

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Brennan Moor Ballad

Brennan Moor Ballad

I recently came across the following ballad/verse in Sabine Baring Gould’s ‘Book of the West’ which was first published in 1899. It retells the famous Dartmoor legend of the Blackingstone Ravens which is all about a mother leaving her baby ‘home alone’ whilst she went to Moretonhampstead Fair (nothing changes …

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Blissful Dartmoor Book

Blissful Dartmoor Book

Blissful, Restless Dartmoor Author – Colin Pearse Published by – Barramoor Books. ISBN 0-9548570-2-X Price £36 The price of £36 may seem at first a lot of money to spend on a book but I can tell you that for anyone with an interest in Dartmoor, farming, poetry, photography it …

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Bellever Ballad

Bellever Ballad

I was inspired to write this poem during October 2014, following a walk on the moor with my father and a drive home past Bellever and Princetown.  The ballad tells the apocryphal tale of a prisoner who escapes Dartmoor Prison and attempts to seek refuge in the rocks atop the tor… …

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Air Crashes Book

Air Crashes Book

Dartmoor Air Crashes Author – Robert Jones Publisher – The Dartmoor Company ISBN-10 – 0955515092 ISBN-13 – 978-0955515095 Format – 62 page paperback Price – £9.99p Dartmoor – the ‘Wildest Land‘, the ‘Last Wilderness‘ and for some the ‘Last Resting Place‘. Anybody who has been walking amongst the remote high …

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Adrian Oakes

Adrian Oakes

In the mid eighties Adrian Oakes moved to Devon when inspired by memories of childhood visits to Dartmoor he once again began exploring the vast open moorland. It did not take long for him to get a passion for the dramatic landscape of Dartmoor along with which came the desire …

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