Monday, 11 April 2011

Sherlock and the Baskervilles


Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes, The Hounds of the Baskervilles.  They all go together and we spent a few happy hours last September, chasing the sites which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


This building, now a Visitor Centre, was a hotel and Conan Doyle based himself here when writing the book.


“He swept his long arm towards the huge mottled expanse of green-splotched bog which stretched away until it merged into the russet slopes.”  Fox Tor which was a bog where many had drowned.


Abandoned copper mines have drained some of the water downhill now.  There is a whole deserted and tumbledown village at the end of the road.


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