Bob and Len's Dark Peak letter box

Ages ago, Bob asked me to put some information on my blog about his and Len's letterbox and I've been very laggardly in doing so - sorry Bob! By letterbox I don't mean one of these or even one of these! For those of you who are now thoroughly confused, letterboxing started on Dartmoor in 1854, and involves hiding a box containing a logbook somewhere (moderately!) accessible and challenging people to find it. There's a far newer form of this activity called geocaching that gives you a GPS coordinate to walk to, which is quite a bit easier to do, whereas letterboxing requires a fair degree of navigational expertise.

Bob's letterbox is on Mount Skip in the Dark Peak, and I've reproduced his map below:

Letterbox map

And here are his instructions:

  • Map: The Peak District Outdoor Leisure Map No. 1. Scale: 1:25000.
  • Bearings: All bearings are magnetic.
  • Area: Rough moorland and should only be attempted by experienced hill walkers.
  • Letter Box: Maintained by Bob and Len. Please leave the box covered as in photo, thank you.
  • Clue: A small isolated peat hag.

The photos referred to above are these ones below:

letterbox letterbox

And if you are wondering what Bob and Len look like, you'll have to visit their letterbox to find out, there's a photo of the dodgy duo inside ;-)

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