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Dartmoor Explorations

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Welcome to Legendary Dartmoor, the largest non-commercial Dartmoor website where you will find every aspect of Devon’s jewel the Dartmoor National Park. Legendary Dartmoor includes information on the traditions, history, flora and fauna, legends, the supernatural, the Dartmoor arts, people past and present, places and folklore. I hope you will …

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Windy Post

Windy Post

Not all walks on Dartmoor have to be expeditions, if you have an hour to spare there are some nice short ‘trundles’ that will give a great deal of pleasure. One such is a short stroll to The Beckamoor Cross or as it is commonly known – The Windy Post. …

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Three Stone Circles

Three Stone Circles

August the 23rd, 4.30am, Fernworthy Forest, yes that is correct 4.30 in the morning, following a 90 minute, 90mph drive and getting up at 2.00am. In theory the parking bay should have been empty but no, three other cars and a camper van were there, bet I was popular with …

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Tavy Trundle

Tavy Trundle

Take a cold, overcast January Sunday, get up early, set off for the moor and drive straight into dense mist – not the most encouraging of starts. Add to this a recent canine addition who it transpires suffers from car sickness as soon as the key is put in the …

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Step Back in Time

Step Back in Time

Rule number one – never visit Dartmoor on a Bank Holiday weekend, especially if it’s near the Ten Tors week. Why? because every nook and cranny is crawling with people and this May holiday was no exception. We arrived at the car park in Princetown smack on the first chime …

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Stat’s House Stroll

Stat's House Stroll

For once the ‘Men from the Met’ were forecasting some fine weather, hot sunny day plus a stiff easterly breeze equals an ideal Dartmoor Day. Mind you it didn’t seem so ideal at 4.00am when the alarm clock tolled it’s deafening call to awake, even the dog looked aghast. So …

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Snowdon Stroll

Snowdon Stroll

If you fancy a stroll over the Christmas break then here is a suggestion. Depending on how much festive fare you have partaken in can determine which way around you go. Should you want the more energetic route then simply go anticlockwise if not then go clockwise which is slightly …

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Satan & the Cross

Satan & the Cross

On a mission or to be exact several missions, firstly Santa brought me a new camera for Christmas and so I was bursting to put it through its numerous paces and where better to do that than on Dartmoor. Secondly, having miraculously re-discovered the Traveller’s Ford Cross I needed to …

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Postbox Walk

Postbox Walk

“Wild scenes amid the heathy fells, Where rocks ascend and torrent swells. Wild seems yet fair! – may song essay Your lonely grandeur to portray.” Sophie Dixon Whilst recently trawling through my letterbox stamp collection I came across a page dating back to 1993 which I had completely forgotten about. …

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Pew Tor Pilgrimage

Pew Tor Pilgrimage

Every year a party of us try to rent a weekend cottage on Dartmoor, preferably in the quieter times of the year but still allowing for some decent weather. Hmm, taking into consideration the vagaries of the Dartmoor climate predicting some decent weather is something akin to picking the winning …

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