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    Default Buckland Rifle Range - Dartmoor


    I took a detour late this afternoon & ended up on the Moors, when I suddenly noticed way in the distance quite a large brick-built lone structure. At first I thought it was a jail or something but then I decided it was worth investigating so headed off for a closer look. It's hard to describe it's location but it's not too far from Ashburton, on the way to Haytor.
    It's gated off from the main B-road, so I trecked up the path/driveway to it. At first, from a distance I thought it was a WWII bunker as it's covered in grass/bush. I would say it's about the overall height of a 3-level house. I walked around the perimeter but there are no entrances, live or evidence of anything blocked up. Then I climbed on top of it - the views are quite amazing as I could see Teignmouth which I've sinced worked out is about 10 miles away.

    I've come away with the view that it's not actually a building but insted was built with 3 walls to dump granite or whatever extracted from below.

    I didn't have my camera so no pics I'm afraid, however I will make an effort to go back soon to get some.



    It's nothing particuarly special, but I just wondered if anyone has come across it on here?

    (I should note, that there is nothing secret about this location, it's on public land & anyone is free to roam!)
    Last edited by Minter; 4th Sep 08 at 21:28.

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    Could you give us a more specific location ? ie a flashearth link ?
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    my dartmoor os is as the ready!
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    How do I find the link on flash earth?

    I've found the location, just not sure where to find the link.
    Last edited by Minter; 4th Sep 08 at 22:59.

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    click "link to this location" i think!
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    Default Dartmoor Structure.


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    Got it now. I clicked on that before but didn't realise it changed the URL.

    Here you go....

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.55....5&r=0&src=msl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Close, but no not it. See my link above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minter View Post
    Got it now. I clicked on that before but didn't realise it changed the URL.

    Here you go....

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.55....5&r=0&src=msl
    A bit lower down looks like somethings under the ground, a bunker maybe... :p
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    straight foward..... its a disused rifle range...
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