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“Desolate spot on the moor - the home of letterboxing” 4 of 5 stars
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Cranmere Pool
Dartmoor National Park, England
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“Desolate spot on the moor - the home of letterboxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

This is the location of the first ever letterbox to be situated on Dartmoor, believed to be in 1854 by James Perrott of Chagford. Nowadays it is a permanent letterbox in a small concrete shell. The letterbox itself is located at a quite desolate spot on the moor, not at a high point but instead to the south of a large boggy area. It is best approached (well at least most easily) from the North, following the military ring road (by foot) from Okehampton Army Camp. You will need a map and compass and to check the live firing times in the area if you are planning a visit here. It is worth a visit if you are interested in letterboxing due to it's historic nature.

Visited February 2011
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