|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.
Although the Letterboxing season has started. the main issue has been the difficulty of getting members to come along to the treks. Age is the main problem. Only a couple or so are able to continue the walks across Dartmoor. It rather looks as if Father Time is going to beat us and we will have to decide whether to continue or dicontinue the Letterbox Club.