Foxtor Mire is one of the most well known boggy places on Dartmoor. Its history is due to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his novel The Hound of the Baskervilles who used Foxtor Mire in this book and renamed it Grimpen Mire. It is a very boggy place and it isn’t wise to head across this area without knowing where you are going. There is a path across, however after heavy rain is becomes unpassable unless you have waders!! One end of the path can be found at Goldsmiths Cross however it is wise to leave the mire to Sir Arthur’s hounds and skirt around.