Back to the moors after the winter

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Back to the moors after the winter

#1 Post by smartie » Fri May 04, 2007 6:30 pm

Hey Guys

Haven't been up to the moors for a long time (family insist on going only when its nice weather and warm enough to camp) so am wondering where people might suggest as a good place to kick off a new letterboxing year...preferably with a fair few boxes to keep my younger cousins entertained.

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#2 Post by wires » Fri May 04, 2007 10:52 pm

stay at the camp site at the plume in princetown loads of new boxes round kings tor area


edit due to bad spelling (due to beer!)
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#3 Post by StannyD » Sat May 05, 2007 2:34 pm

Saddle Tor and Haytor are always good bets too (and there is the ice cream van and toilets nearby!)
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#4 Post by Dizzy » Sat May 05, 2007 7:19 pm

I agree with Wires, The Plume of Feathers is worth a go, I camped there a few years ago and it was good for access to many areas worth letterboxing.
I walked past the camp site last Wednesday on my way to Nun's Cross Farm, there were a few tents there, plus they also have a great play area for the kids! Here is their web site http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/plume.html

If you fancy a pint then that's certainly not a problem.

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#5 Post by wires » Sat May 05, 2007 9:29 pm

yeah we stay there for the night of the pre meet, it allways nice and tidy and clean oh and as dizzy said, its a decent boozer!
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#6 Post by Nik - KOTM » Sun May 06, 2007 5:27 am

Parking in a Pub does allow for that additional security of not having your car broken into and the plume does offer a good base to strike out as far as Ducks Pool (Via Caters Beam). And then there is the hot meal at the end of it if you dont want to cook
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Cheers

#7 Post by smartie » Thu May 10, 2007 1:57 pm

Cheers will bear the plume in mind. I'm sure i have been in the pub before but never actually camped there....first time we camped there we wanted to go to higher longford because of all the stamps listed in the catalogue, and since then we've always gone tavistock way.

Being near a pub does sound good, though at 18 i don't think i'll be needing the kids playground. :lol:

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#8 Post by Nik - KOTM » Thu May 10, 2007 8:38 pm

though at 18 i don't think i'll be needing the kids playground
Ah... thats the fun of it :wink:
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#9 Post by cranmere » Tue May 15, 2007 3:57 pm

Another vote for the Plume, although it can be a bit noisy if you have big youth or university groups in. Good food and beer too.
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#10 Post by Ki Adi Mundi » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:48 pm

nothing wrong with an eveing playing with students though - they do believe pretty much anything! :evil:
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#11 Post by wires » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:27 pm

eh up your back!
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