October 5th, 2014

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Exploring Dartmoor: On the trail of the Hound of the Baskervilles

Grand Hall, Dartington Hall
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor
- The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Last month (19th to 21th September 2014) I visited Dartmoor for the first time in my life, the setting for the Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles. I visited with The Sherlock Holmes Society of London and we stayed at the very elegant Dartington Hall (see photo above). More details on our weekend can be found here:

We visited Postbridge which is the nearest match to the village of Grimpen in the novel, where Dr Mortimer lives and where Dr Watson posts his regular letters to Holmes updating him on the latest happenings at Baskerville Hall.

Photographer: Rakshita Patel

During our stay, we had a couple of sightings of the elusive Hound!

Hound of the Baskervilles, High Moorland Visitors Centre, Princetown
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Sandwich board for the sandwich van, Hound Tor
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

I wanted to close with one of my personal highlights of the trip (non-Sherlockian) which was this Henry Moore statue which was to be found in the gardens at Dartington Hall:

Henry Moore statue, Gardens, Dartington Hall
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Henry Moore statue, Gardens, Dartington Hall
Photographer: Rakshita Patel