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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Deer Parks

Deer Parks

Imagine it is the late 1200s and you are a smallholder who owns a farmstead which nestles in the lee of the mighty stronghold of Okehampton Castle. Life his hard and not made any easier by the rule of Lord Hugh Courtenay who lives in the nearby castle. Despite all …

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Dartmoor Online

Dartmoor Online

Depending on your views the internet can be a blessing or a curse but there is one thing for sure, it’s here to stay and there is a lot of valuable information out there if you know where to look. I would suggest that you have an interest on Dartmoor …

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Dartmoor Library

Dartmoor Library

“The Knowledge is free, just bring the container to keep it in“. This saying hangs in the library of my wife’s primary school and goodness does that sum up what a library is. Since writing was first introduced into this country people have gone to the trouble to write about …

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Dartmoor Dictionary

Dartmoor Dictionary

There are numerous natural and man-made physical landscape features found on Dartmoor, many of which have unique local names to describe them. This page is an attempt to list and describe what can be found on the moor, it is by no means exhaustive and will no doubt be regularly …

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Dartmoor Collectables

Dartmoor Collectables

Virtually every day I look on E bay to see what Dartmoor related listings are around and the sort of prices they are fetching. Much to my wife’s annoyance the office looks something akin to Steptoe’s house with every shelf and ledge stuffed with various items of Dartmoor significance. The …

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Crossroads

Crossroads

When is a cross not a cross? simple, when it’s a Dartmoor Cross. As with many things on the moor – nothing is as it ever seems. The ‘cross’ in this context simply denotes a  junction of three or more roads/lanes. There are well over 200 specific named cross’ on …

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Crooks

Crooks

Today if you drive down any Dartmoor road you will meet vans and lorries delivering the many necessities of life either to the villages and towns or from the various business on the moor. There is nothing more frustrating than getting stuck behind such a vehicle especially on the steep …

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Cream Teas

Cream Teas

I wonder how many people reading this page have gone for a trip up to Dartmoor and rounded the day in search (and consumption) of a traditional Devon Cream Tea? I must confess I am not one that normally will tuck into a warm scon, cream and jam but when …

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County Stones

County Stones

The County or ‘C’ Stones of Dartmoor are often overlooked as a feature of Dartmoor roads. They are always found near the major bridges of the moor and originally would have consisted of a pair of stone pillars incised with the letter ‘C’ which denoted the word ‘County’. Today many …

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Corpse Roads

Corpse Candles

“Now it is the time of night, That the graves all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide.” Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Halloween approaches what better time to reflect on Dartmoor’s corpse roads and the superstitions that are firmly attached …

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