This is our annual jaunt to Dartmoor, where we will be staying at Langstone Manor, Moortown PL19 9JZ about 2 miles east of Tavistock. This is on the western edge of Dartmoor in the grounds of an old manor house and is our most posh of campsites. We go every year and are always welcomed by the team there. you can choose to camp in quality conditions, or use a variety of Pods, from basic to posh. The facilities are excellent with good shower, toilets and washing up, clothes washing and drying, as well as an on-site shop, bar, lounge and eating facilities. The owners are Jane and David. (See the website www.langstonemanor.co.uk
The contact details for the site are 01822 613371 and www.langstonemanor.co.uk. If you wish to book a Pod, please do this yourself as I will only be booking camping places with Jane. There will probably be a deposit to be paid for a Pod, so book early to ensure a bed for the night. Be aware that if we have to cancel at the last minute due to bad weather you may lose your deposit on a Pod booking. I will be booking some pitches as usual, so you only need to let me know numbers and you can pay the campsite on the day of arrival. Last year we had about 12 members attending and we were charged £7 per night each. If you wish to use a Pod, Camper van or other accommodation please make that booking in advance your self. I will nearer the time make bookings for the restaurant we use on site once numbers are confirmed.
The climbing on Dartmoor is stunning at Dewerstone, from easy to silly depending on your skills. Other crags are there (Sheeps Tor, Hay Tor, Hound Tor) so plenty of opportunity for all grades of climbers. This meet is ideal for beginners and the more experienced climbers so if you are new to outside rock climbing it is an ideal meet for you. Make sure you bring suitable food and cooking gear for breakfast and also food for mid-day as there are no facilities near the climbing areas for food and drink. We will be using the bar or a pub for evening food and drink. If it is a bit damp on the day there are loads of wild walking areas on Dartmoor, so bring your walking gear as well! Anyone wishing to attend this meet can you please post on the Facebook Event page your intention, including when you plan to travel down, and which nights you plan to stay. We will be trying to car share as much as possible to save on fuel costs. We hope to negotiate a single person price per night by sharing pitches. I will provisionally book places soon, so will need to know the final camping numbers nearer the time to ensure there is enough spaces for all the members to be together. Sign up on the Facebook event or email: peter.telling(@)ntlworld.com