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    DARTMOOR IN JANUARY - 2014

    DARTMOOR IN JANUARY, 2014 - Weekend 24th to 27th of January.

    Some of you who attended the previous Dartmoor gatherings have expressed an interest in having another one in January, 2014.

    So I am looking for a date and currently January the 24th to the 27th is being targeted. This suits me but if you wish to come along and the date is not convenient do let me know (within a few days please) and I will see what can be done.

    We shall again be using the Riverside Inn, Bovey Tracey as our base. The rate currently quoted for single en-suite accommodation is £45.00 per night. The cost of en-suite accommodation for two sharing a double or twin room is currently shown as £75.00 per night. A full- English breakfast can be obtained for an additional £5.00 per person, per night – book when making your booking or at the hotel when you arrive.

    When I have finalised the date I would advise early booking at the Riverside Inn as they only have 10 -12 rooms.

    The hotel's website is:

    http://www.riversideinnbtracey.co.uk


    *DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING UNTIL THE DATE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED*

    Alternatively, a variety of accommodation in the form of Inns, hotels, B&Bs and camping / caravanning sites for the hardy is available within the area to suit all pockets and tastes.

    The format for the weekend will be the same as our previous visits –informal and to do some photography. There will be three days of landscape photography, with plenty of time for socialising in the evenings. Hopefully we shall have another print sharing session at the Riverside Inn on the Saturday night – please bring along some prints if you can.

    The general idea is to visit some moorland locations that will provide good photography and to accommodate the wishes of the group. The locations will be decided on the day and will be chosen with the weather in mind and the wishes of those there. But if you would prefer to do your own thing that will not be a problem. The emphasis will be on maximising image making opportunities rather than trekking miles across the Tors. As the weather on Dartmoor can be unpredictable, and the going often muddy, sensible outdoor clothing and walking boots / shoes are recommended.

    If you live locally, or are able to travel in, and would like to join us for few hours on one or more of the days / evenings, you would be made most welcome. Just let me know what you are planning to do and we will be looking out for you.

    If you have any questions / queries that are not covered in the above please raise them here or send me a PM.

    I hope to see all the past Dartmoor attendees and a good few new ones on the moor in January. Why not come along to blow away the Christmas excesses and to kick-start your photography for 2014!

    Neil.
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    Hi Neil

    You can count on me to be joining you again in January. I shall look forward to it.

    Cheers

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    Hi Stoo,

    Great and I look forward to catching up again. I will try to lay on some good ice for you

    Neil.

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    Hi Neil

    Sounds like a fabulous idea

    Count me in

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    Hi Martin,

    Excellent news and you are on my list!

    Neil.

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    TIME FOR AN UPDATE

    Time for an update

    This event is also being advertised elsewhere (FADU))and things are moving on nicely with the following having been confirmed as attending:

    Neil
    Stoo
    Bob
    Martin
    Paul BJE
    David Lingham

    with Rob as a possible

    Eddie (Edbray) who lives locally will come along sometime on the Sunday.

    The Old Tottiford Water Treatment Works

    For those who would like to visit Eddie has kindly offered to give us access to the Old Tottiford Water Treatment Works on the Sunday morning. Tottiford is quite close to Bovey Tracey so it will be an easy visit and will provide something different from the moor to photograph for a few hours. The area around the reservoir is also full of images - see the two attached links for examples of the works and surrounds.


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edbray/8667804271/

    http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tag...d/interesting/


    Many thanks to Eddie for providing the opportunity for us to visit such an interesting site.

    It is looking good for the weekend so if you are still undecided to come along now is the time to make that decision! And remember I shall be firming up on the date soon so if you want to discuss that - don't delay.

    Neil.
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    Just as an update for those of you that don't know the area, Tottiford WTW is fed from four Reservoirs, the furthest away is Fernworthy which is just outside Chagford (a pretty village on the moor) but there are three in close proximity to the Treatment Works.

    Strangely enough the nearest to Tottiford WTW is Trenchford Reservoir and its embankment Dam looms over the lower works at Tottiford, the next reservoir is Tottiford which can be seen in the photographs that Neil has linked to, and the last and furthest away (although not actually that far) is Kennick Reservoir.

    Both Tottiford & Trenchford Reservoirs have public access whilst Kennick Reservoir has access restricted to Fishermen (bit sexist but that's what the blurb says) only.

    So, you can also do a 'google' on Trenchford too for more information or images.

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    Eddie,

    Thank you for the extra information - most interesting.

    Neil.

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    DATE NOW CONFIRMED

    I now confirm the date for Dartmoor in January to be, as originally pasted, the weekend of the 24th - 27th of January, 2014.

    The base hotel will be the Riverside Inn, Bovey Tracey, Devon. Full details of the event, the hotel and booking information should you need accommodation, can be found in my opening post.

    UPDATED LIST

    Neil - three nights at the Riverside
    Stoo - three nights at the Riverside
    Bob
    Martin
    Paul BJE
    David Lingham

    Rob is a possible

    Eddie (Edbray) who lives locally will come along sometime on the Sunday.

    Keith Tapscott who lives locally will come along sometime.

    If you have any queries / questions please raise them here or send me a PM.

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    Dartmoor's a spectacular place to photograph for sure!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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