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Laughter tor

#1 Post by scottyplym » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:48 pm

Been a little busy recently, so have gotten a little behind my posts on tors and letter boxing sites. On the 24th may, Ant and I visited Laughter Tor in the morning.

Starting at 9am, we gave ourselves three hours on and around the Tor. The day started with rain and fierce winds, but after 20 mins it was perfect boxing conditions.

There is much goarse and prickly bushes at and around Laughter Tor, so there were vast areas where you could not get too. The climb to the top of the Tor is pleasant and the views fantastic. Bellever Tor looks fantastic from Laughter Tor.

In 3 hours we found just 7 boxes. It was a hard slog just to find 7, two other side of the gate were worth the walk alone. There was a cracking imprint of a Dartmoor Farms-Laughter Hole box and one of Snaily House.

This walk would be good to do with Bellever in one day, that way you can hit double figures,have a cracking walk and chalk offs two tors.

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#2 Post by The North South Yompers » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:26 pm

Scotty,

You did well. We went up there with the book and updates a week later and found barely anything. The LBT has been very active on Laughter and Bellever Tor.

Fearing I had lost my box-finding mojo, I was almost pleased that we met an experienced couple of boxers who had spent all day and not found a sausage.

Having boxed for nearly 25 years, I think this is the worst hit area I have come across for stolen boxes.

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#3 Post by Nik - KOTM » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:12 am

This is why I think the DLT is a a group of people. A group intent upon sweeping an area of everything.
One of the first areas to have been hit was around Yellowmead farm, where it was quite saddening to see many boxes had vanished in less than an day, however the reasons why it happened were quite understandable as it is a sheep farm and not wanting people crawling all over the place.
Sadly there are a groups of people are hell bent on ruining others pleasures and that runs through all walks of life.
Who knows the DLT may well be active on here...
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#4 Post by Box Hunter » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:51 pm

The warden of Bellever Youth Hostel told me a couple of years ago that every once in a while a guest will come back with a pill pot saying "look what I found on Bellever Tor/Laughter Tor/wherever". Mostly families from out of the area who have never heard of letterboxing and can't remember where they or their kids found the box in the first place. Given the popularity of this area for families and day-trippers, I wonder whether that might be the cause of some of the boxes going missing there (and elsewhere, of course). The difficult going underfoot and all the rocks don't help (as I know from personal experience!) If I was the LBT, I might pick an easier area to target.
Patience helps....

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#5 Post by Nik - KOTM » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:24 am

There is that to consider, but an ignorant walker wouldn't clear an area, just the odd box.
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