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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Headless Horse

Headless Horse

Whilst thumbing through and old book of the 1830s I came across the following account which took place near of the the villages on the edge of Dartmoor, sadly there was no mention as to which village. “Once a powerful man, one, as we were assured, in no way likely …

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Headless Goat

Headless Goat

This ghostly tale is a fairly recent one and concerns a lady who had spent the day riding with the local hunt on Dartmoor. At the end of the day she found herself in the vicinity of Sherril and darkness was beginning to fall. In the dimpsey she could just …

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Haytor Wedding

Haytor Wedding

In the year 1291 a local knight went to join the Crusades and whilst fighting in Nazareth saved a Christian girl from the Saracens. Although he was only obeying his strict rules of chivalry the woman was so grateful for her deliverance that she gave him a present. It was …

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Haytor Tragedy

Haytor Tragedy

I have thought long and hard about posting this page because any tragic loss is a personal tragedy which does not need to be publicised. In the event of a loved one taking their own life the loss is even more unbearable which I know only too well from personal …

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Hangman’s Pit

Hangman's Pit

Today as you travel on the narrow moorland road between Holne and Hexworthy you will pass but probably not notice a small, overgrown maze of tinner’s gullies. They are located on a bend on the right hand side of the road below some wooden railings. If you stop and walk …

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Hanging Stones

Hanging Stones

The legend of the Lee Moor Hangingstone has already been told on this website, but in fact there are four other so named rocks to be found on Dartmoor. It is thought that in the whole of the Devon there are nine such stones with similar legends attached to them …

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Hand of Glory

Hand of Glory

It was one winter’s night when the topic of conversation at the Tinner’s Arms got around to the latest guest to be staying on Gibbet Hill. According to an elderly man who was the local font of all knowledge the man swinging in the iron cage at that very moment …

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Hairy Hands

Hairy Hands

Imaging the year is 1925 and it is a dark winters night, the sky is clear and the air is cold, a frost is starting to bite at the whitening verge side. You and your partner are driving along the B3212 between Postbridge and Two bridges after visiting friends in …

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Grey Wethers Legends

Grey Wethers Legends

‘Such is the situation of the circles called the grey wethers, below Sittaford Tor, in one of the wildest and most solitary parts of the moor. Each of these consisted originally of twenty-five stones, of which nine remain erect in one, and seven in the other: the rest lie half …

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Great Combe Tor

Great Combe Tor

It was a late winter’s evening when two monks from Plympton set off to Tavistock Abbey, their mission was to deliver some letters from the prior of Plympton to the Abbot at Tavistock. The journey normally would have seen them safely at the Abbey by dimpsey but on this occasion …

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