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by Wolf at the gate
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Duck Pool
Replies: 5
Views: 3508

Duck Pool

Did this last summer. Didn't find masses of boxes in the area but found a few. Nice walk though. If you're doing the circuit back via Erme Pits, you'll go past Philpotts Cave
by Wolf at the gate
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A Good Long Walk
Replies: 10
Views: 3736

I think the deepest I found was about 2 feet down.
Sunshine Valley is definitely one of my "happy areas"
Blimey :shock: I'll need to take half of Time Team with me then.
by Wolf at the gate
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Cut Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 5428

It's on my list of places to get to. I've lot's of other places to get to first though!
by Wolf at the gate
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Trust in thy compass...
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Trust in thy compass...

Have had a brilliant couple of days boxing, the first since the autumn, in some 'new' areas for me, namely around Sourton Tors (and Meldon Reservoir) and also Row Tor. Anyway, I was looking for a box on Row Tor. I had used my GPS as I do to get to the area in question and then switched to the compas...
by Wolf at the gate
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Cranmere Pool stamp missing
Replies: 4
Views: 4375

In a way, I'm glad the Cranmere 150 box was missing - it means at least I wasn't in the wrong place. It was very annoying to finally make it to Cranmere Pool with no stamp, but I will get a copy of it and I can say that I made it there without any real difficulty (only stepped in a bog once - at lea...
by Wolf at the gate
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Cranmere Pool stamp missing
Replies: 4
Views: 4375

That's very kind. I spoke to the ranger this week and they'll put a replacement out in the next few days.
They kindly offered to send me a copy of it, which reaffirmed my faith in human nature! If it doesn't arrive, I'll take you up on your kind offer.
by Wolf at the gate
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Cranmere Pool stamp missing
Replies: 4
Views: 4375

Cranmere Pool stamp missing

Finally made it to Cranmere Pool today to find that the official stamp was missing :x :( . Very disappointing. I made a note of the contact details so will ring tomorrow. Didn't have much luck with Cranmere Pool - 150 years either. I found a suspicious hole with a couple of loose stones matching the...
by Wolf at the gate
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: DNPA closing the Okehampton Loop Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 38244

I took my Pug estate all around about a month ago, only one place was tricky on the west side. Well I can now say I've driven on it! happy to report no barriers to either the west or east loop. The road is pretty bad in places as previously described. Ford on east side impassible today due to high ...
by Wolf at the gate
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: DNPA closing the Okehampton Loop Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 38244

Thanks for that info. The weather forecast looks like tomorrow will be a dry if somewhat windy day so hopefully I'll be able to try it for myself then (providing someone hasn't put up a barrier in the meantime!)
by Wolf at the gate
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: DNPA closing the Okehampton Loop Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 38244

Drove round the road 2 weeks ago and nothing has been done - hope they have run out of money :lol: I have to ask. How passible is it for an ordinary family estate car? I've heard that it's all broken up but there are potholes and potholes if you catch my drift. I was planning to see how far I could...
by Wolf at the gate
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: DNPA closing the Okehampton Loop Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 38244

Well weather depending, I hope to go down Friday/Saturday and I'll let you know.
by Wolf at the gate
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Music on the Moor
Replies: 2
Views: 1948

'Fraid not, but I once did find a gent playing the saxophone in nothing but his Y fronts on top of Burrow Mump in Somerset. I decided it was probably the effects of either the local scrumpy or mushrooms... If you're ever near lower Haytor car park, there's a Boys Brigade field centre nearby and we c...
by Wolf at the gate
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: DNPA closing the Okehampton Loop Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 38244

Has it shut yet?

Just wondered if anyone's been along the loop road recently and can advise how the Duchy's proposals have progressed, i.e. have the closures now been put into effect and is the anticipated improved car parking complete? It's just out of curiousity as I may have a trundle down that way next week and ...
by Wolf at the gate
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Getting the boots out ready...
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Alls well that ends well

Thanks

Consequently, I made sure I took the opportunity for a stroll around Top Tor and Pil Tor on Sunday. Boxes were found. The weather was good. Happiness restored :D
by Wolf at the gate
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Getting the boots out ready...
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Now drying them out again

Well that was a damp squib... Damp being the word. Managed to find a couple of boxes that I'd been wanting to get to for a while but all the grand plans came to a very soggy end. Oh, and apologies to anyone who got held up by the broken down van between Bovey and the A38 yesterday afternoon. We had ...