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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Peat Passes

Peat Passes

The northern part of Dartmoor is the source of several rivers and most of the high land is termed ‘blanket bog’ or Fen. Anybody who has tried to cross the heart of the Fen will know that if on foot it can be a ‘pig’ to traverse especially in wet …

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Peat

Peat

Dartmoor Peat is not a person although some letterboxers may dispute that fact, obviously we are talking about the very substance of the moor. Throughout the centuries this valuable commodity has fuelled the early industries, warmed the moorfolk’s cotts, cooked their food and has also been used to make by-products …

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Parks

Parks

What is a park? This seems a ridiculous question because today a park is an open space with public access that is managed, some are free to enter whilst others charge a fee. There are theme parks, wildlife parks, public parks, even car parks and of course national parks such …

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Olfactory Dartmoor

Olfactory Dartmoor

  Olfactory Dartmoor or The Smell of the Moor, this probably sounds the weirdest webpage to put on this website but I implore you to stick with it as all will come clear. First stop shows the power of advertising, today Tesco sent their monthly voucher pack which I normally …

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Okehampton Feud

Okehampton Feud

Probably ever since early man first decided to change from a nomadic lifestyle to that of a communal dweller there have been rivalries between neighbouring settlements. Very often these grudges have been harboured down through the generations until there comes a point that nobody knows why. Even so each generation …

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Navigation

Navigation

Dartmoor is known for many things and people see it in various ways but for whatever combination you use the situation arises where you have a vast tract of land and people wishing to see it. This produces a need for those visitors to be able to navigate themselves either …

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Moss Gatherers

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Now and again whilst thumbing through various Dartmoor books one will come across a brief mention of the moss gatherers of the early 1900s. There can be no question as to the vast supply of sphagnum moss on Dartmoor even though it is said to be decreasing today. Very little …

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Moorland Guides

Moorland Guides

The Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 953 square kilometres and according to the latest STEAM report some 2.4 million people visit each year. Many of these people come to the park with little or no knowledge of the area but want to enjoy the numerous aspects that Dartmoor …

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Moor Apps

Moor Apps

I don’t mind admitting I am somewhat of a ‘Techno Freak’ and love gizmos and gadgets especially when it comes to maps, GPS and Dartmoor. Now the company I work for has kindly given all their managers Blackberry phones for which you can get endless fun applications but they are …

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Moors

Moors

“I am going to Dartmoor,” simple statement but if one wanted to be really pedantic the reply should be; “which one?” Sounds silly? well actually no, although everybody thinks of Dartmoor as being the 368 square miles much of which is encompassed by the Dartmoor National Park it’s not. ‘Dartmoor’ …

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