The Foxtor mire allegedly was the inspiration behind Conan-Doyle's 'Grimpen Mire' in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', and you can see why. It is one of several bad bogs on Dartmoor, although the bog is definitely not as bad as is made out in the book. I still wouldn't recommend crossing it though! The nearby Childe's Tomb is nothing to do with the book, but has it's own intriguing history, believed to be the tomb of a wealthy hunter 'Childe' who became lost during a Dartmoor storm and died here, despite using his horse's carcass as a shelter. Anyway, nowadays there is a small tomb like structure and a cross. It is a pleasant place to visit if you are in the Plymouth/Princetown area.
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