Dartmoor | Letterboxing

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Letter boxing for Visitors to Dartmoor - On the moors an in local buildings

Dartmoor and Letterboxing

Dartmoor letterboxing can be enjoyed by everyone and people come from all over the world to participate


It is a bit like a treasure hunt - a walk on Dartmoor with the fantastic scenery and at the same time the fun of searching out the letterboxes.

There are thousands hidden across Dartmoor in all sorts of nooks and crannies. They are in waterproof containers and contain an ink pad, rubber stamp and a visitor book. There are all kinds of stamps, mainly commemorative, funny, quirky, illustrating wildlife on Dartmoor , or showing the site in some way.

Clues are oftern available to help find them, but it is not always easy! Now that letterboxing is so popular, there are books available and various websites with clues.

You will need a pen, a little book for the stamps and the usual walking gear. When a letterbox is found, the procedure is as follows. Stamp your notebook, and note with it the date and time. Put your details in the box's visitor book, pack up the box and replace carefully.

However you don't have to be a walker. They are now found in other locations, such as pubs, cafes, hotels, shops, attractions and even some ice cream vans – but you do have to ask! They are not on display.

Dartmoor letterboxes in buildings (as at July 2006)

Not only do the following pubs and cafes have a stamp but they all provide excellent food!

Bearslake Inn
, Lake, Sourton, Okehampton 01837 861334.

Buckland Abbey
, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton Discover ten unusual letterboxes whilst exploring the Buckland Abbey estate in the Tavy valley.

Burrator Inn
, Dousland, Yelverton 01822 853121

Cafe Green Ginger
, 26 East Street , Ashburton 01364 653939. Traditional Tea Room with walled garden. Located on edge of the moor.

Dartmoor Tearooms & Café, 3 Cross Street , Moretonhampstead 01647 441116.

Drake Manor Inn, The Village, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton 01822 853892.

Elephant's Nest,
Horndon, Mary, Tavistock 01822 810273.16th century inn on Dartmoor serving real ales and food .

Finch Foundry
, Sticklepath, Okehampton 01837 840046.

Kings Arms,
St James St , Okehampton 01837 52809. Town centre pub

Peter Tavy Inn
, Peter Tavy, Tavistock 01822 810348. 15th Century Inn.

Ring of Bells Inn
, North Bovey, Moretonhampstead 01647 440375

Seven Stars Inn,
South Tawton, Okehampton01837 840292.

Tavistock Inn,
19 Brook St , Tavistock 01822 615736.

The Artichoke Inn,
Village Rd , Christow , Exeter 01647 252387.

The Castle Inn
, Lydford , Okehampton 01822 820241.16th century inn. Log fires. Real ales. The

Chipshop Inn,
Chipshop, Gulworthy, Tavistock01822 832322.

The Coffee Pot
, 14 St James Street , Okehampton01837 52988.Come in for a Rambler's Breakfast

The Old Coffee House,
27 - 29 West Street , Ashburton01364 652539.

The Old Police Station Cafe Tavistock Road , Princetown01822 890407.

The Plume of Feathers ,
The Square, Princetown 01822 890240.

The Post Inn,
Exeter Road , Whiddon Down, Okehampton 01647 231242. Unique Post Inn 'postage stamp'.

The Prince of Wales,
Tavistock Road , Princetown 01822 890219.

The Royal Oak Inn,
Meavy, Yelverton 01822 852944.

The Tors
, Belstone, Okehampton 01837 840689.

The Trademans Arms,
Scoriton, Buckfastleigh 01364 631206

The Two Bridges Hotel , Two Bridges 01822 890581. Open to non residents.

The White Hart Hotel,
Fore Street , Okehampton 01837 54514. 16th

The Who'd Have Thought It Inn,
Milton Coombe, Yelverton01822 853313.





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