Now to those not familiar with Dartmoor they might look at the name of this page and get a bit confused. Well there are 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park (there has been a bit of conjecture to say its a bit bigger, but don’t bother with that as it spoils it!). A fine fellow by the name of John Hayward has given you 365 places (actually 366 for the leap year, see Parke in the book) to visit on Dartmoor, one for each day. How good is that! A place for every day of the year! Every square mile of the moor covered by a place to visit. Well sort of, some places actually fall into another square but they are near enough, some squares have far better places to visit, but it is John’s list. A bit like Alfred Wainwright, and his 214 list, John’s list should be honoured, after all John Hayward came up with it and it stands for me. Above everything else it is a brilliant way to see everything on Dartmoor, from high tors to waterfalls, crosses and stone rows, villages, lanes, stones, cleaves and bits and bobs. Its a great list and as it suggests you will go across the national park to see them all. The list is below, and as I visit them I will fill in the walk or page that reflects a visit to that place. We all love a collection and a list don’t we.
There is a great book, Dartmoor 365, that can be bought from good book shops which gives some more detail on this list and the places involved.