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Dartmoor Discovered: The East Dart North of Postbridge Part 2

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Winter 2017 Issue 129. The first part of this article exploring some of the interesting features of East Dart River to the north of Postbridge concluded on the southern slopes of Lade Hill (SX 6381), a vast expanse of open moor with a scattering of […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: The East Dart North of Postbridge Part 1

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Autumn 2017 Issue 128. Having previously written in this series about some of the interesting and lesser-known aspects of East Dart River to the north of Dartmeet (DM121 winter 2015 pp40–1), this article (and the one to follow) concentrates on the same river, but this […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: The East Dart North of Dartmeet

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Winter 2015 Issue 121. William Crossing rightly included Dartmeet, the point where West and East Dart rivers unite, as one of his ‘Gems in a Granite Setting’, for here we have ease of access to the riverbank coupled with gentle walks to enjoy that are […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Greatrock Copse

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Summer 2017 Issue 127. Greatrock Copse lies approximately three quarters of a mile to the northwest of the village of Hennock on East Dartmoor, and is a fascinating place for discovering hidden rock piles as well as a series of granite stones dated 1858. The name […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Gidleigh Tor

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Spring 2017 Issue 126. The first mention of Gidleigh Tor by William Crossing comes at the turn of the 20th century in the charming book The Teign: From Moor to Sea where on page 21 (1986 edition) he explains that the tor is also known as […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Lustleigh: Some Tors and Rocks Explored

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Autumn 2015 Issue 120, pp 40-41. Lustleigh, a picturesque village set on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, is a gem of a setting for discovering hidden rocks and tors that are nowadays mostly shrouded under a dense canopy of trees on the steep valley sides.  Perhaps […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Hurston Castle

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Spring 2015. This particular visit to the small but memorable tor known as Hurston Castle involves a fairly lengthy albeit circular route to and from Benett’s Cross car park at SX 680817 through parts of Grid Squares SX 6881, 6882 and 6883. The walk takes in […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Warren House Pit on Vag Hill

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Autumn 2013. Vag Hill occupies a large proportion of grid square SX 6772 and part of SX 6872, but is not shown by name on the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map 28 (1:25 000).  Down on the lower south western slopes of the hill there is […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Shaptor Woods

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Summer 2014. The far southern eastern slopes of Dartmoor National Park high above and to the north and east of Bovey Tracey and Lustleigh have to date received relatively little attention in the literature when compared to other areas of the moor. Apart from the inimitable […]

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Dartmoor Discovered: Shapley Common and Coombe Down Tor

An edited version of this article appeared in Dartmoor Magazine – Summer 2012. This short article charts what appears to be the discovery of a new tor, one that has been seemingly overlooked in the literature of Dartmoor and is not represented by the Ordnance Survey, which is rather surprising given its prominence atop Coombe Down at […]