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by Dartymoor
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Relocation of the Letterboxing site
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Re: Relocation of the Letterboxing site

Test of the upgraded forum software...
by Dartymoor
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome to the "new site"
Replies: 14
Views: 5983

The gallery is reinstated (link at the top).

If anyone wants to add some pictures, email them across to me. I can't host huge ones, but can resize them down at this end easily.
by Dartymoor
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome to the "new site"
Replies: 14
Views: 5983

Sorry, and of course Mo!
by Dartymoor
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome to the "new site"
Replies: 14
Views: 5983

Thanks Nik. I'm the 'new owner' - if a community site has such a thing. It's more of a caretaking role. I too thank Tom for his work in setting this up and hosting it out of his own pocket for so many years. He put in a lot of work on this site over the years, much of it unseen. I also thank Nik for...
by Dartymoor
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Relocation of the Letterboxing site
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Another update. Thanks to Tom supplying the files and Database, I have now setup the old site and copied across the forum database to my server, located near to Hennock and this site is now running on Dartmoor! The internet link is a bit slower, but hopefully it won't make much real difference. I'll...
by Dartymoor
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Swaling - The Staples
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Nik - KOTM wrote:The areas of destruction are far too big, it is supposed to be limited to a certain size. I am convinced this is mostly arson.
Nope, swaling I'm afraid. Although - swaling by English Nature to improve the butterfly habitat at Trendlebeer, not the usual farmers.
by Dartymoor
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Swaling - The Staples
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Most have probably seen in the news about the Trendlebeer fires last week - which I saw from Newton Abbot. Word is that swaling got out of hand and involved the emergency services. I've also had word that there have been some fires closer to Haytor too, but I've not seen them myself. Some awesome dr...
by Dartymoor
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: MOD / Willsworthy - Ban of Letterboxes
Replies: 15
Views: 10273

Something strange going on there - because it did two days ago (and some of the comments reflect that)

Be interesting how the MOD approach boxers, if they do. Perhaps we'll see them at the Autumn meet?
by Dartymoor
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Got cranmere pool
Replies: 11
Views: 5401

When I did it, two years ago, I was quite glad of the tarmac - fog had come down in august and without it I would have had trouble navigating as I'd never walked that area before, and in fact was the first time I'd ever gone onto those military roads. That was actually the trip that persuaded me to ...
by Dartymoor
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: MOD / Willsworthy - Ban of Letterboxes
Replies: 15
Views: 10273

MOD / Willsworthy - Ban of Letterboxes

A while ago I posted here about a supposed ban on geocaches on MOD training areas on Dartmoor, and mooted it may extend to letterboxes: http://www.dartmoorletterboxing.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2745 Got an update. Today, the GAGB (who stirred up this particular wasp's nest in the first place) have p...
by Dartymoor
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Gutter Tor - remains found
Replies: 0
Views: 6107

Gutter Tor - remains found

Out geocaching around Gutter Tor today and found the remains of a letterbox out in the open. Had been smashed quite comprehensively. Would have been a double pillpot, one grey (inner, I think) and one white (outer). I found and removed about half of the containers in several pieces and both lids. No...
by Dartymoor
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Geocaching banned on dartmoor firing grounds, boxing next?
Replies: 6
Views: 6052

Geocaching banned on dartmoor firing grounds, boxing next?

MOD are applying a national ban on geocaching "on MOD land" in the interests of security/terrorism. Early stages, but it looks like this will apply to the three training grounds on Dartmoor, despite at least two being owned by Duchy and not MOD. I know many of you don't care much for caching, but th...
by Dartymoor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Found: The Cornish Gardens: The Japanese Garden
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Thanks to Woodford Wonderers for providing a link to the owners whom I've contacted.

Looks like it was part of a 19-box charity walk put out in 2010
by Dartymoor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Found: The Cornish Gardens: The Japanese Garden
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Found: The Cornish Gardens: The Japanese Garden

Was walking between Stannon Tor and the Beehive last night. Area had been swaled over winter and I found a letterbox lying out in the open. There was no nearby hole and the outer of two pill pots had been melted. It took some opening with my multitool to reach the intact inner pot, and on opening th...
by Dartymoor
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Foxtor Mires
Replies: 10
Views: 5316

Used it quite a few times, last on June 2nd, 2012 at the end of the dry spell. Southern end is easy to find, it starts at Goldsmith's cross ( N 50° 30.909 W 003° 57.169 British Grid: SX 61650 70201). Well worn path NNW towards whiteworks buildings. There's a big hump just before the river (N 50° 31....