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#1 Post by Kenton Kestrel » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 am

I have looked on the internet and every book I have on Dartmoor but have been unable to ascertain why Sammy Arnolds Lane is so called. Can anyone help me?

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#2 Post by reg the bullmastiff » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:55 pm

Yes I think the Lane is named after someone called "Sammy Arnold?"

(thought I would get in first before the Sowerby Streaker comes up with something factual, accurate and sensible) Bet I am right though :roll:

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#3 Post by Sowerby Streaker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:37 pm

:lol: :lol: No such luck on this one - you should have made this your challenge Gary. I've always known it as Sammy Arnolds Lane since the early 80's when I started boxing. When my son did his Ten Tors one of the manned tents was at 'Sammy Arniolds Lane' - stillhave that walk map somewhere. Will do a bit of digging about this one though and see if I can come up with a reasonable explanation. I'm sure Sammy Arnold must have been a character/farmer/ of the moors to warrant a place name on Dartmoor!!!
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#4 Post by Kenton Kestrel » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:40 pm

Many thanks Reg. Your in depth knowledge of the moor has no equal.

What news on the big fella?

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#5 Post by Kenton Kestrel » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:47 pm

All very good entering two smiley faces SS but what is the answer to the question? Have we finally got you stumped? [/img]

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#6 Post by Sowerby Streaker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:21 pm

:wink: Probably :?

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#7 Post by The Wandering Artist » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:43 pm

'Walking Dartmoors Ancient Tracks' by Eric Hemery page 202
Peat cutter brought down countless loads of peat from Dinger Plain for Knack Mine - hence the lane took his name ever since.

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#8 Post by Kenton Kestrel » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Many thanks Frank.

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#9 Post by Sowerby Streaker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:51 pm

As you now know - Frank is also a walking encyclopedia on Dartmoor. A very knowledgable gent.

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#10 Post by reg the bullmastiff » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:53 am

Damit! :cry:

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#11 Post by Kenton Kestrel » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:54 am

Gary and I were only wondering the other day how many rocks make up Eastern White Barrow. Can anyone help us?

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#12 Post by Ogwell Oddbods » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:43 pm

Damn, should of got the kids to count them when we were up there last Monday - that would of stopped them whinging about how cold it was :D :D

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#13 Post by The Wandering Artist » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:06 pm

EWB - last count was 28,973 but that was quite a while ago and since then some ramblers etc have added to it - me included.
The grandchildren loved to climb to the top and have a photo!

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