Monday, 10 September 2007

Dartmoor Forest Boundary in Aid of Epilepsy Action

On Sunday 12th August 2007, the following attempted to retrace the footsteps of the 12 knights that defined the boundary of Dartmoor Forest back in 1240;

The perambulation took us 3 days, traversing 45 miles of the highest and more remote parts of the moor, crossing rivers, marshland and peat bogs.
 
The route is littered with ancient monuments; stone rows, stone circles, bronze age settlements and other prehistoric features.

THE TEAM: Paul Buck, Paul Worthington, Simon Ackroyd, Lynn Vivian, Jude Kidd and Catherine Goring.

We started with six, but we finished with four! Lynn Vivian, Jude Kidd, Paul Worthington and myself, Paul Buck, went back a month later to finish the perambulation after Simon Ackroyd and Catherine Goring pulled out.

We started out from Runnage at a misty 7.30am, but quickly it turned into a stinking hot day with no respite from the sun. Despite this, we managed to complete the remaining leg, reaching Princetown 12 hours later, at 7.30pm.

Thanks to all who have sponsored us.