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Mistery Tour

Mistery Tour

Been for a walk today, no idea where as the mist was down. Well, maybe that is bit of an exaggeration because as long as you were within ten feet of something you could see it… just. This was a good example of ‘when you’ve got to go, you’ve got …

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Mists of Time

Mists of Time

A while back I received an email from a lady in the Netherlands, she was researching prehistoric burial sites and rituals of Britain and wanted to visit some Dartmoor examples. She asked if I could suggest some places and somebody who could show here around the moor. There was a …

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Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge

Before we start – there will be a more in-depth webpage about the Finch Foundry in coming shortly, this page is more about our visit. Tradition has it that on the last day of our pilgrimage we visit one of the local attractions, two reasons really; the need to leave …

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Haytor Down

Haytor Down

Haytor Down, to me in a way it represents something of a what goes around comes around place. Let me explain, several decades ago this was where I went on my very first letterboxing foray in search of what was then the elusive rubber stamps. This was to become a …

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Hameldown Ridge

Hameldown Ridge

The thought occurred to me that for many months all I have done is to write about Dartmoor and not actually got peat on my boots, so having some holiday I took the opportunity to get out onto the moor. There were a couple of web pages that I had …

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Fingle Woods

Fingle Woods

The Woodland Trust and National Trust were given the unique opportunity to purchase 340.47 hectares of woodland in an effort to restore them to ancient woodland. Fortunately by combining forces they managed to purchase the land before the final sale date thus ensuring the vision of their project. Much of …

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Dunnabridge

Dunnabridge

You’ve feasted on festive fare, supped the seasonal spirits, crashed on the comfy couch and piled on the pounds. How about and brisk bit of Dartmoor Xcertion and Xploration to blow away the cobwebs? This is a suggested ramble around the Bellever area of about 6.45 miles of easy but …

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Devonport Leat

Devonport Leat

This Xploration is called ‘Follow the Leat‘, a phrase stolen from the title of a series of books written by John Robbins but perfectly fits this route. It was to be a ‘Weather Day’, what was the weather going to do? and whether to bother going out on Dartmoor? In …

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Dart Valley

Dart Valley

Autumn leaves and winter comes – we along with our intrepid friends (Paul, Lizz, and their two daughters, Bethan and Laura) decided to rent a cottage on the edge of the moor for a few days. I must admit I was expecting to spend the days slopping around on a …

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Conies Down

Conies Down

Tomorrow, Zeb and I will have a perambulation of Conies Down, the forecast is good and the snow has melted. The area is full of archaeology and history with a modicum of mystery. I suppose it might be an idea to check the firing times as some of the area …

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