Saturday, 16 June 2012


WITC has spotted a fantastic idea being used in another National Park, and wonders why it took so long!  Our only question is, why wouldn't this work on Dartmoor?

The idea comes from the Mountainsafe Partnership in Snowdonia who have installed small blue discs on gates and stiles in the National Park to assist lost walkers, assisting them to locate themselves on the map.  Only 6 figure references mind, from the image provided.

There are plenty of fixtures for grid reference discs to be attached to on Dartmoor: stiles, posts, etc.  Its not exactly detracting from the scenery, and it will assist lost walkers, ten tor'ers, whilst also encouraging other moor users to use maps and compasses (and other GPS).

What do you think?  Click the link below to read the news story on

Grid Reference Signs help walkers

Make it happen DNPA!

Monday, 11 June 2012

New clues: A rangale of deer

I'm proud to release my latest clues: A rangale of deer.  A rangale is a collective noun meaning a rabble or mob.  This rangale are all located in the East Dart valley between Postbridge and Kit Steps.  It can be completed in a circular walk with one river crossing.  Please take care after heavy rain!  

Broad Down   Deleted

East Dart   Deleted

Cowflop Bottom  Deleted

Flat Tor  Deleted

Broad Marsh  Deleted

Sandy Hole Pass  Deleted

Lade Hill     Deleted

Stannon Tor   Deleted

Hartland Tor  Deleted

These boxes have been removed from the moor now.