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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Swallerton Gate

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No doubt numerous folk have sped through Swallerton Gate on their way to Jay’s Grave or Manaton, likewise many people would have parked in the car park near to Swallerton Gate before tripping up to Hound Tor. On the surface there is not a lot to see at Swallerton neither …

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The Kelly Mine

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 Please note access to the mine and its surrounds are by prior appointment only as the land is privately owned. The chosen route for our first full day’s walk during the Easter break was from Trenchaford Reservoir, down past Bullaton Farm and then onto the Kelly Mine via the steep …

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Top Tor to Buckland Beacon

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Just after Easter we rented a cottage at Holwell Farm in order to pick up some photographs for this website and to partake in a bit of moor rambling. As I had not set foot in anger on Dartmoor for a good eight months it was prudent not to be …

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Hemsworthy Gate

  Every day numerous cars, vans and buses thunder across the cattlegrid at Hemsworthy Gate as they travel between Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Bovey Tracy or come up from Ashburton. Today one could easily remark that there is nothing special about the place especially as there is in fact no gate to …

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Bullaton Farm

PLEASE NOTE – Bullaton Farm is on private land and the only access is the public footpath running above the farm. There are numerous farms dotted around Dartmoor so why this page on Bullaton. It may sound sad but it is because of two very special features that can be …

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Visitors’ Book

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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Wheel Rolling

Wheel Rolling

“This wheels on fire, rolling down the road Best notify my next of kin This wheel shall explode.” Bob Dylan & The Band – 1967 There is a fourth century record of pagans in Aquitaine celebrating the coming of Midsummer by rolling a flaming wheel downhill into a river. Some …

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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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