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by Duckpool
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome back
Replies: 2
Views: 3905

Me too! Had an awful feeling it had gone for good!
by Duckpool
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Replies: 8
Views: 11234

The two Amazon copies are still advertised. It also appears as if there are another six on ebay and one on abebooks, but this is deceptive, as these represent just the same (no supplement) copy to be found on Amazon which is offered by Sunrise Books. So only one copy available with supplement and at...
by Duckpool
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Replies: 8
Views: 11234

Anyone paying these sums might like to know that there are at least two variants of the supplementary listings. The first came with the first edition in 1995 and runs to six pages. Another seems to also have been inserted in some first editions (later stock?) and was also separately available for £2...
by Duckpool
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Come on... Where is everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 17774

I peer across from Haldon frequently but it looks colder than Haldon at the moment (which is saying something). Still a smattering of snow on the high ground -- I'll wait 'till it's cleared!

Duckpool
by Duckpool
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Come on... Where is everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 17774

Keeping an eye on site too, but I never do much on the moor this time of year beyond the odd stroll - days too short and weather too rotten! I should hibernate 'til Spring!
by Duckpool
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Fur Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 10418

I tried the route up from Holming Beam a couple of weeks ago but found it hard going. My main difficulty was that you come out onto a large soggy watershed where a dozen or more rivers rise - the trick is to find the ridge between river heads that is going the way you want to go, unfortunately it al...
by Duckpool
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Fur Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 10418

Thanks for the advice - I'll give both of these routes a go - but not running!
by Duckpool
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Fur Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 10418

I forgot to mention, when planning routes I have found an invaluable source of advice at www.richkni.co.uk which has dozens of routes fully documented with photographs, map references etc. Highly recommended as are some of his links.
by Duckpool
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Fur Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 10418

Rather late in the day but....the Dartmoor glossy magazine recently suggested a route to Fir Tor starting at Willsworthy ranges CP (SX518835). over Hare Tor to Dead Lake Foot, then on to Sandy Ford then to Fur Tor. I've done a variant on this starting at Lane end CP then up and over behind Ger Tor t...
by Duckpool
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Car Parking on the Moor
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Yes! Many thanks Sowerby Streaker, this is it, in a sub-set on the left side of the main index. I'll try and keep a proper record of how to find it no!
by Duckpool
Tue May 20, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Car Parking on the Moor
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Car Parking on the Moor

Some time ago there used to be a very useful link on here to a site showing all the available car parking spots on the moor. Is there any chance this could be reinstated and made permanent? (It may be that it's still here but I can't find it!).
by Duckpool
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Yar Tor
Replies: 3
Views: 3701

Spent a windy hour there last week and found one box! Tried Corndon and did little better. Is it the DLT or (whisper it) are there less being put out these days?
by Duckpool
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Foxtor Mires
Replies: 10
Views: 7618

I've been across quite a few times and found that it's OK for a hundred yards or so from Whiteworks, then there's a fair bit of bad stuff and then the last half or more is fairly straightforward. Going from the Whiteworks end you seem to be able to follow a semblance of path that tails away half way...
by Duckpool
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Feather tor
Replies: 5
Views: 4988

It's been a long and sorry tale. I can but admire all of the people who kept going at this for years to achieve a fair result; well done to them all even if it now seems to have hit a brick wall.
by Duckpool
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Grant's Pot & Philpott's Cave
Replies: 14
Views: 14556

Tamerton, we found no stamp and no visible box; two of us went in, one after the other with torches (admittedly weak ones), but couldn't find anything. Might have just missed it somehow, but didn't think so.