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by John
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Grants Pot
Replies: 12
Views: 9241

I have a friend who wants to visit Duck's Pool, which I visited (according to my letterboxing books) 21 years ago almost to the day! So I said we might as well visit some other interesting places in the area. Grant's pot was one, and hence why I asked about how big the 'pot' was, but Philpott's Cave...
by John
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Letterboxes at Buckland Abbey?
Replies: 8
Views: 4387

Any idea if dogs are allowed on this trail? As far as I remember dogs are generally not allowed at the Abbey, on the grounds or in the woods.


John.
by John
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Grants Pot
Replies: 12
Views: 9241

Okay, thanks for that. If you had your backpack on then I don't think I need to worry - I had no intention of going in with my rucksack on :) Interesting that you say it was dry. I would have thought with all the rain it would have been quite wet. Shame about the letterbox. I noted that it was liste...
by John
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Notices and Links
Topic: A site for you...
Replies: 11
Views: 13004

Interesting. So it's possible to drive up to Dinger Tor? (It says 10 spaces).



John.
by John
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Grants Pot
Replies: 12
Views: 9241

Grants Pot

Anyone been to Grant's Pot? Anyone know who 'Grant' was? I saw a photo a short while ago which looked like someone coming out of the 'pot' - alternatively I guess is that they were going in backwards! Anyway, the entrance looked a bit small, and being slightly larger than the person in the photo I w...
by John
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Letterboxing at the weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 5674

Okay, that makes more sense :) Looking at the map going from Venford to Nun's cross then to Princetown didn't look quite like 10 miles.

Great photos... I won't ask about the spikey hat in some of them :)


John.
by John
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Letterboxing at the weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 5674

How did the Dartmoor rescue walk go? I know someone else who was going to do it, but haven't heard from them since (possibly still up there??!) Did the walk go from Nuns cross back to Princetown? I couldn't work out what the last part of the walk was (when I was looking at it on the map).



John.
by John
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Notices and Links
Topic: A site for you...
Replies: 11
Views: 13004

Like the site. Well done!

Noticed from your home page the youtube volcano/dinosaur - very funny :)
Also noticed you are running Linux - very well done for that!


John (a Fedora user).
by John
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: wild wet and wooly weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 8202

Saturday: Hart Tor and South Hessary. Got soaked within a couple of minutes of leaving the car! :(

Sunday: Barn Hill and Cox Tor. Windy or what?! :)

NNAS assessment this Thursday: current forecast - heavy rain!! :( Oh yuck!
by John
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Navigation
Topic: Compass and Map reading tips
Replies: 15
Views: 34310

Peat cott is nortorious! In my Dartmoor Rescue days compasses would sometimes swing wildly around and the radios would refuse to work. weird......... Interesting. Could you be a bit more precise as to where? Actually at the peat cott chapel, the path leading to it, or the land between peat cott and...
by John
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Notices and Links
Topic: a navigation site
Replies: 4
Views: 10953

I can thoroughly recommend compassworks. I have attended about 3 of their courses now, and will be doing an NNAS assessment next week. They do NOT follow the beaten track of organised walks. Dave Hawkins who is now running compassworks is excellent at instruction and certainly knows his stuff. I hav...
by John
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Navigation
Topic: Benchmarks on the moor?
Replies: 7
Views: 12206

Benchmarks on the moor?

Hello, I noticed in the 2007 supplement the clue name "Moorstone - Dartmoor's highest benchmark?". The clue is cryptic, so I have no idea where the letterbox is. Given that benchmarks specify an exact height at that point, and can therefore be used to determine your location, I was wondering if ther...
by John
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: What is WW?
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Okay, but why? Why include whoever is putting the letterbox out?
by John
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: What is WW?
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

What is WW?

Hello, New to the forum; not so new to letterboxing though! However, an easy question I assume, but can anyone tell me what the '(WW)' in some clue names refer to? For example, from the 2007 Autumn supplement the first page shows the clue name: "A Dartmoor lane (WW) - Black lane south" Other clue na...