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Letterbox Club
Letterboxing is an outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Organisors of 'Letterboxing' hide small weatherproof boxes in public accessible places.
Clues are provided at the start to enable one in finding the boxes. Individual letterboxes contain a notebook and a rubber stamp. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp in their personal notebook and leave an impression of their signature stamp on the letterbox's "visitors book" or "logbook" as proof as having found the box and letting other 'letterboxers' know who have visited.

A few active members of Burnham on Sea Lodge 123 have conducted a number of trips to Dartmoor over the past year. There are some photos of our members in the
Moose Club Photo section, enjoying the walks, the views, and the fun of trying to locate the letterboxes.

Letterboxing has now become a very popular sport, with thousand of walkers gathering for 'box-hunts' and while in some areas of Dartmoor it is particularly popular amongst children as well as mature and elderly members.

 Latest Update:-

     On Dartmoor there are only two Letterboxes named on the Ordnance Survey map of the Area. They both have a permanent memorial on the Moor, which only the most dedicated walkers are able to locate.     

     Last year on the 22nd July after a long and hard walk with only the help of a map and compasses, four of our members discovered Cranmere Pool Letterbox.  This is a prize amongst Letterboxers and congratulations must go to Terry, Jim, Brian and Chris on this achievement!  

     A year later, the challenge was to find the second of these letterboxes. This was something, which required all  the map reading skills of our intrepid walkers, as this Letterbox is literally in the middle of many square miles of open and in some places treacherous moorland.  On the 23rd August after several hours of arduous tramping, stumbling across, bogs, mires and streams together with taking the odd wrong turn, the map reading skills of Chris and Terry finally achieved what many others give up on and found the elusive Duck’s Pool  letterbox.

     A  real prize indeed! Well done both of you.  Would anyone like to join us on our next walk?


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