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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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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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