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bigdave
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Got cranmere pool Reply with quote

After a very deflated walk at the start of last year when i came back without finding the cranmere box, i decided to give it another go yesterday.
I started out from fernworthy then went up through the woods over manga hill, i headed slightly to the right of the peat pass and chose to skirt around the edge of hangingstone hill before going over the top, then didn't realy get to any boggy bits untill just after taw head, i must say that it was a much drier and easier route than the one i tried last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on getting there - hope you got a good copy of the stamp and made time to read the book. Have many people been to it lately now that it is quite a trek out there?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Big Dave, hope to acheive the same outcome in forthcoming weeks. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there where a few from saturday but none foolhardy enough to have done it yesterday, i did read a couple of pages but put it back quite quickly as the rain started coming in Sad

good luck in your quest scottyplym hope you have better luck than my first attempt
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Dave Smile
I remember the joy when I finally got it (quite a trek from Princetown)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Cranmere Pool Reply with quote

Well done. I was so chuffed with myself when I collected Cranmere, Ducks Pool and Fur.

I'm hoping to get out to Cranmere and Ducks Pool again some time as I've had a couple of "Tina visits..." stamps made up ready. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visited Cranmere Pool for the first time yesterday. Parked at OP22 and went via Ockerton Court down to the West Okement and along to the box. Not easy getting down to the West Okement but found a good track to follow on the way back up which took half the time (saved to GPS for future visits). The ground was a bit boggy due to the recent heavy rain and would be a very interesting walk indeed after a period of sustained rain.

I stood at the box trying to imagine how many people had made this journey over the years since the box had been established. If you haven't been, give it a go before the weather changes. The route was just over 8.5 miles.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the walk from OP22 to OP15 / Ockerton court really boring. Shame they closed the ringroad. They have even resurfaced most the potholes not too long ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Cranmere pool and the Ring Road Reply with quote

With reference to the pot holes being filled.
I have heard from somebody who works for Landmarc that it is being considered wether to re open the road. But dont get your hopes up to much as even if it does happen, there is bound to be a catch .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tamerton Chocolates wrote:
I find the walk from OP22 to OP15 / Ockerton court really boring. Shame they closed the ringroad. They have even resurfaced most the potholes not too long ago.


As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally find the views from OP22 to OP15 and return along the same route via Deep Ford rather good and have never suffered from boredom.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boring is perhaps the wrong word. I just personally don't really like spending 2 hours of a walk on tarmac.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 get a GPS!
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