Dartmoor Letterboxing Forum Index Dartmoor Letterboxing
The Letterboxing Community
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

NEW MEMBERS
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Dartmoor Letterboxing Forum Index -> Letterboxing
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Tanyasuzanne
Drifter
Drifter


Joined: 30 May 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Plymouth

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Could I trouble you for some newbie advice? Reply with quote

Been out to pew tor way 2 now both with a average of 3hours to have a good hunt, but still haven't really found any boxes.. I've found mostly children's boxes with a small child stamp, but not so to speak a "propper" one, I'm looking in the clitter round outstanding rocks, round trees, over hanging rocks, rocks in dips.. Feels like I've looked everywhere and still no luck, maybe me & my partner are just no good? Lol.. I dunno.. Was just wondering if I could have a few pointers on what to look for for example how big is the average box and I see pill pots but not actually to sure how big these are? We seemed to have found many broken boxes the plastic parts and a gaffataped pot and much glass but everytime I think Theres got to be one here we just can't find one.. Any help would be great!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bog_baby
Hiker
Hiker


Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 149
Location: Wiltshire

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never find the good ones either (well rarely) but as we have kids with us it doesn't really bother me, the kids are easily pleased.
Pill pots that are used are quite large although I don't think they're used as much any more (might be wrong) as they're more difficult to get hold of now.
I also think less and less really good stamps are being put out and that you need to avoid the obvious places, popular places, places a lot of tourists go and walk a bit further afield to find 'good' boxes.
What about going on one of the charity walks? Or if all else fails you could go to the hound of the basket meals by hound tor and ask for their box of stamps - plenty to chose from there!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sowerby Streaker
Site Admin


Joined: 19 Dec 2007
Posts: 662
Location: Brixham

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Hi there, most letterboxes these days are in the small 'clip lock' boxes. They are about the same size as the pill pots though. As Bog baby says the decent boxes are more into the moors these days to try and stop the casula walker falling over them and also trying to deter the LBT. Best idea is to spend 2.50 and buy one of the charity walks. That way you follow a circular route and are guaranteed 12 plus boxes. Then you can always rout around for more on the way.

Good luck - don't give up - the first 100 are always the hardest to find.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nik - KOTM
Site Admin


Joined: 26 Mar 2005
Posts: 2513
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't give up hope in looking for boxes, it is a knack once learned you won't forget it.
Tips... look for worn areas around a potential site, especially boot marks.
Look for stones that don't look right and if they are worn. Very seldom will you ever find a box on top of a tor
_________________
Nik 248 to go
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tanyasuzanne
Drifter
Drifter


Joined: 30 May 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Plymouth

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Haytor Reply with quote

Could anyone tell me if its worth going up to haytor to look for letter boxes I know it's a highly gone to area but was going to leave some flowers for the little boy & his mum so didn't know if it would be worth a hunt around after?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nik - KOTM
Site Admin


Joined: 26 Mar 2005
Posts: 2513
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my last visit to Haytor, there were a few boxes, but I found considerably more around the surrounding tors.
_________________
Nik 248 to go
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Dartmoor Letterboxing Forum Index -> Letterboxing All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
subGreen style by ktauber