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Cranmere Pool - A must go to place revisited after 37 years

After 37 years my wife and I revisited Cranmere Pool in the heart of Dartmoor national Park. You... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
John E
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Lympstone, United Kingdom
Best taken in as part of a walk rather than a highlight in itself

Cranmere Pool itself is mainly of historical interest - before the army road it was the most remote... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2014
Geoff C
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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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Jun 21, 2017
“Cranmere Pool - A must go to place revisited after 37 years”
Aug 25, 2014
“Best taken in as part of a walk rather than a highlight in itself”
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

After 37 years my wife and I revisited Cranmere Pool in the heart of Dartmoor national Park. You can't drive there, you need to walk and the distance depends where you start from. Our hike started at Belstone not far from the Tor Inn where...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank John E
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Cranmere Pool itself is mainly of historical interest - before the army road it was the most remote point of the Moor. And as others have mentioned, it was the site of the first letterbox in 1854, so it's a place of pilgrimage for letterboxers....More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Geoff C
Reviewed August 23, 2014

You don't go to Cranmere Pool for the view, but for the sense of achievement in having reached it. This famous but nondescript puddle is quite hard to find without a GPS unit or excellent navigational skills. The post box was the first to be...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Davidstow
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Cranmere Pool is one of those remote places on Dartmoor that is a challenge to get to. Since the closure of the 'ring road' to vehicle traffic, it is now a longer walk, but is deserving of this walk, as it is as remote as...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Mary S
Reviewed August 5, 2013

well to start with, I didn't read enough information on line about where to start my trek to CP. I just asked others who had been there. I started out asking people at the local tourist spots like mortonhampstead about how to get there. They...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank fleetwood7
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...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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