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Last weekend saw our annual Dartmoor Magazine/Spirit of Adventure ‘big walk’ – this year ‘The Postman’s Round’, from north to south, visiting the only two permanent letterboxes on the moor.Every spring John Diplock (from Spirit) and I have great fun working out a new theme for a two- or three-day walk, and to date (luckily! After a comfortable night at the Spirit bunkhouse at Powdermills we were minibussed to South Zeal, from where we headed up to the triple stone row on the slopes of Cawsand (a first for some of the group).One of my favourite short walks is a circuit from Meldon Reservoir and up the West Okement river to Black-a-tor Copse and Black Tor, then over Longstone Hill and back to the car park.I first wrote the route up back in 2000 for , and each time I go back and do it again it’s just as good as that first time: tranquil reservoir, tumbling river, ‘ancient’ oak woodland, magnificent tor (Black Tor, above), open common and views of Dartmoor’s highest ground. The walk starts from the car park at Meldon Reservoir, from where you cross the impressive dam (1970–2) with its view towards the 150ft-high Meldon Viaduct, towering over the West Okement river.Long tree-ring sequences have been developed throughout the world and can be used to check and calibrate radiocarbon dates.Relative dating stems from the idea that something is younger or older relative to something else.During the 30 years the embossed patterns where in produced there was a shift in style.For instance Apple blossom was produced in at least 60 different shapes or sizes and two different coloured back grounds.



Weatherwise things started to get pretty nasty around Wild Tor (views to Watern Tor below), and by the time we got to Hanginstone Hill it was chucking it down and blowing hard.We then headed SE towards the spoil heap at Red Lake… it was great when the peak peeped over the horizon!Down the old Redlake Railway, then across the line of the Two Moors Way to pick up the line of the old Zeal Tramway, constructed to carry peat off the moor to a naphtha works at Shipley Bridge.As long as there is organic material present, radiocarbon dating is a universal dating technique that can be applied anywhere in the world. One isotope, carbon-14, is particularly useful in determining the age.…