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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Scotch Sheepfold

Scotch Sheepfold

‘The ruined sheepfold stood four-square on the western slope of Stannon Hill. Built nearly a hundred years ago, at the time when many enthusiastic spirits discovered Dartmoor and dreamed dreams of prosperity to be dug from her bowels or garnered on her breast, it adds one to a long list …

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Scobitor Folly

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On the western flank of Pudsham Down sits Scobitor which today is a small farm on whose lands sits a small tor and an enigmatic round tower. Incidentally and way off topic but to indulge my love of place-names, the name Pudsham Down at one time possibly meant the ‘Down …

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Saxon Well

Saxon Well

Probably the unsung hero of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is the tiny well located at the edge of the main square. Visitors tend to flock to the church and the shops in search of ‘Uncle Tom’ and can quite easily miss what has been described as the, “most picturesque well in Devon” – …

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Sandy Hole Pass

Sandy Hole Pass

“Here is the evidence in plenty that even in that remote spot the miner ‘streamed’ for tin. For, just above it advantage has been taken of a little rocky pass through which the Dart makes his way to further confine the stream within rude granite walls. The hollow is known …

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Sanders Longhouse

Sanders Longhouse

Following on from the Dartmoor Longhouses page this now uses one of the better examples of a surviving medieval longhouse know as Sanders to show their development. The building lies in the small settlement known as Lettaford which is located about 2 miles to the south of Chagford. The settlement …

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Sampford Spiney Church

Sampford Spiney Church

A pleasant two miles by turf and road, and we cross a bridgeless stream and skirting the base of Pew Tor, reach Sampford Spiney, a hamlet of but few houses, the most noticeable an old farm near the church, whose pinnacled tower rises above a little grove of trees. The …

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Ryder’s hill

Ryder's hill

The’ hill where bounds abound‘ is just one of the accolades that Ryder’s Hill can boast, another being that at 515m it is the highest hill on Southern Dartmoor. Ryder’s Hill could also be described as the frontier between fen and moor as to the east lie the typical Dartmoor …

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Rugglestone

Rugglestone

Situated near to Widecombe in the Moor this famous logan stone (a naturally trigged boulder that can be rocked with relative ease) has a rather unique, well unique amongst logan stones, story. Unlike the majority of logan stones this one can only be moved by divine intervention as this story …

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Roos Tor

Roos Tor

Roos Tor, one might be forgiven for thinking it is something out of a Winnie the Pooh book but as far as I know Roo never stepped foot on Dartmoor. According to the place-name society the first recorded name for the tor was Rulestorre which appeared in a document of …

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Rippon Tor

Rippon Tor

I tramp o’er the moors in the fresh morning air, The breeze in my face, so bracing and rare. Deep golden gorse amidst heather I saw, Whilst climbing “up over” high Rippon Tor. The track through the bracken on velvety turf, Grey rocks, lichen-cover’d, and red-brown earth, Wild shaggy ponies …

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