I tried and Failed.

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I tried and Failed.

#1 Post by Maomoor » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:26 pm

Now lets be clear, I'm no stranger to Dartmoor. However after 20yrs of camping, biving, hiking and running these sodden mires, Tors and grasslands, today I decided to try my hand at Dartmoor Letterboxing.

I've just walked 19miles around the north moor, taking frequent breaks to look under/behind any rock that looks in the slightest bit dodgy, and I have found a grand total of ZERO.

I do the whole Geocache thing with my 5yr/old, and he loves it. But thought I'd try and raise the bar and locate some proper boxes which I can delight him with, and hopefully develop his interest in the original 'Daritmoor' treasure hunt, but in one attempt I consider myself beaten.

Finding 100 to qualify for a catalogue seems impossible, how people find thousands is totally beyond me.

I'm obviously doung something wrong. :o(

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#2 Post by Colin » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:39 pm

The days of having to find 100 boxes before getting the Catalogue are long gone. You can buy it here http://letterboxingondartmoor.co.uk/?page_id=23 straight away. Try going to Cox Tor / Staple tor area there used to be loads hidden around there. Also there is often an ice cream van @ the nearby car park which is a real bonus for the kids.
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Re: I tried and Failed.

#3 Post by Maomoor » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:40 pm

Thanks Colin for the info, I'd best get a cheque in the post for a few clues. The Cox Tor tip is also greatly received, I might make a 'letter boxer' yet.

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#4 Post by Dartymoor » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:36 am

A charity walk is a nice easy introduction too - clear clues, better than average chance they're still there, usually a themed set of stamps.

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#5 Post by Maomoor » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:17 pm

A tiny update. It seems word gets around in Devon. A friend of a friend, that I hardly know, was told I was looking for LB's on the moor and and sent me an old catalogue from Spring '15 with simply the words "Enjoy" writen inside the cover.

Thanks to him, today at 3pm, I found my first!

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Re: I tried and Failed.

#6 Post by BrantRo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:52 pm

That's just awesome, Maoumoor. Some people are amazing like that. Good on that fella. Did you find any more since then btw?

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