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Abbreviations

Letterboxers love their abbreviations! It shortens the clue, adds another layer of cryptography and helps create their own language for their meets - but this can be difficult for those new to the hobby to know what's going on!

Thanks to forum member, Number 70, and his post here - which has been added to by others in the forum, we have a list of abbreviations that might help


Relating to specific locations...

  • GLT - Great Links Tor
  • LMT - Little Mis Tor
  • GST Great Staple Tor
  • MST - Middle Staple Tor
  • LST - little Staple Tor
  • ...etc - use common sense when at location!

Direction ones with or without the backslash

  • N/E - North East
  • S/E - South East
  • N/W - North West
  • S/W -South West

Relating to the owner;

  • ND - Norfolk Dumplings
  • P&V - Pat & Viv Clatworthy (Jude the Obscure)
  • WW - Woodstock Wanderers

ABBREVIATION MEANING

  • APP - approximately
  • BS - Boundary Stone
  • CDT - Conies Down Tor
  • CG - Cattle Grid
  • FP - Flag pole (or Finger Post)
  • FAB - From Above Box
  • GCR or PGCR - part grass covered rock
  • hgpt - high (est) point
  • HP - highest point of a tor
  • JV - Just Visible
  • LH or LHS - Left Hand Side
  • LG - Large
  • MCR or PMCR - Moss Covered Rock (Part)
  • MP - Mail Post
  • MS - Milestone
  • OP - Observation Post (on the North moor)
  • o/h - overhanging
  • p - Paces
  • PB - Peat Bank
  • PV / PVCR - Part Veg Covered Rock
  • PWCR or PHCR - part - whortle or heather - covered rock
  • RH or RHS - Right Hand Side
  • RNB - Range Notice Board
  • RP - Range Pole
  • S/L - Skyline
  • sl.b - sloping boulder
  • SM - Small
  • T&F - Tare & Feather
  • TP - telegraph pole
  • TTR - Turf Topped Rock
  • TV/TVM/NHM/NHTM - North Hessary TV/Tor mast
  • U/R - upright - be it rock, structure or obscure thing
  • WOM - Word Of Mouth