where to leave the car?
I'm off to Dartmoor for a week+ wildcamp aiming to cross and recross the moor North-South and return. Or vice versa
All of which leaves route and the precise travel rather too wide open to choice.
I'm leaning towards the start/finish point at Okehampton, Belstone or Ivybridge.
As I'm likely to be travelling in via car any ideas on where to leave it for week, with some hope of finding it in one piece when I return?
I'm never very happy doing this at the best of times (which is why the train usually is my preferance) but on this trip the logistics are becoming a problem.
(Sometimes there's just too much choice - lol)
I left mine in a housing estate in ivybridge and a friend left his at the fox and hounds at shortacombe and we walked between them pickin up the ivybridge one 3 days later.
both were fine .
Thanks folks - most of these ideas had already flitted across my mind, although YHA Okehampton was more the fallback position
I hate taking the motor only to leave it sat for a week. But the Dartmoor public transport routes seem to go around the boundary which would make any return trip a right pain if I had to use it as a fallback
Find a local and give them a tenner to watch the motor. You'll be putting something back into the local economy and easing your neo-colonialist guilt at the same time.
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Matt - thanks that sounds a real possibility
Kev - want to earn a quick tenner then?
john hee (www.walkaboutintheuk.co.uk) wrote (see)
Matt - thanks that sounds a real possibility Kev - want to earn a quick tenner then?;-)
probably just as well
A quick catch-up...... I've just booked a train ticket to Plymouth once I spotted the price to Ivybridge was identical.
Plan is to use the local buses to return to Plymouth or Exeter if I don't get back to Ivybridge for some reason - which was the main logistical glitch (that and the fact the paper version of Dartmoor bus timetable doesn't appear until July! On-line docs are not a lot of use when I'm out of mob tel signal)
So I'll actually have more flexibility wthout worrying about the car
Thanks to all those who've chipped in
the Erme - Plym Trail runs for 10 miles from Plymouth and joins up with the Two Moors Way at Ivybridge. So if you wanted to extend your walk ...
thanks Bill but a S-N crossing (and hopefully a return via a different route if time) should sort of keep me busy
I wasn't suggsting you do the TMW John, just that if you wanted to walk in from Plymouth there is a trail that meets up with it at Ivybridge.
Remember that the north moor has ranges & plan your route accordingly if mid-week (they close over the w/e)
Ah ok was going to say depending when you were heading out could have given you a lift out onto the moors from plymouth.
thanks anyway DW but my cunning plan is train-moor-walk-camp
And repeat steps 2-4
Will be out there myself wednesday and thursday more than likely.
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