Club Info

Club Info

CATALOGUE. – 2024 catalogue is £8.50 plus second class postage large letter.

The catalogue of Letterbox clues is obtainable from Colin Richards.  Email Us

 “THE 100 CLUB.” All Letterboxers who have visited 100 different letterboxes are welcome to join. To become enrolled and to get your badge, please write to Chris & Kaye, 10 Culvert Road, Stoke Canon, Exeter, EX5 4BD or Email Us
Enclose a list of the 100 boxes that you have visited, and £3.00p. per white cloth badge required and a S.A.E. There are also blue badges for 200, and gold for 500 boxes. For those who have visited 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 & 4,000 different boxes, there are special laurel wreath cloth badges at £4.00p each, and for those having visited 5,000 or more boxes there is a rather special badge at £5.00p.   Also now available, cloth Badges with Dartmoor 100 Club for Cranmere Pool, Ducks Pool and Fur Tor.  Price £4 each


Membership of “The 100 Club” has been extended to include our canine friends. Dogs who have visited 100 different “Letterboxes” with their owners can now become members of the 100 Club. They will then be entitled to wear “100 Club” dog tags on their collars.

These are available from Brian Cole, “Tower Trophies:, Greenbank, Station Road, Willand, Devon. EX15 2PR Telephone 01884 821850. or email

Price £3.00p.

Please include a sae to cover the return.
The reverse side can be engraved at an additional cost of 5p per letter or figure. Any one interested please contact Brian Cole with a SAE and he will allocate your dog its membership number, and supply the collar tag.

“Charity Walks”.

For those individuals and organisations wishing to put out a Charity Letterbox Walk in the Spring, please remember to obtain permission from D.N.P in plenty of time. visit their website

For more details on hiring stalls at the Meet contact Malcolm Allderidge Email Us

“DARTMOOR LETTERBOXES”. To have your letterbox registered and entered into the Catalogue and Updates, please send the details to Malcolm Allderidge:- 48 Cowslip Avenue, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8FR or Email.

“TRAVELLERS”. Will those who wish to have their “travellers” ‘registered’ in the records please send 2 copies to Malcolm Allderidge, who will number them, they will then be entered into the Updates and Catalogue.

CATALOGUE UPDATES. Are available monthly direct from Malcolm Allderidge:- 48 Cowslip Avenue, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8FR All cheques payable to M.Allderidge.. If you want them simply send a supply of stamped addressed envelopes, plus 40p per issue to cover photocopying, quoting your “100 Club” membership number (if known) when applying.  Also available electronically, For detail please Email Malcolm

Magnetic bearings are used throughout the catalogue, and can be used directly with a magnetic compass. However to plot any of the bearings used onto your map, about 3°, the magnetic variation, must first be subtracted. Conversely when taking a bearing off the map this must be added.

Please keep your compass well away from any metal objects when taking your bearings, otherwise a compass error may result.

NATIONAL GRID. A grid reference is used to identify an area on an Ordnance Survey map. Most of the grid references in the catalogue, (which follow the box names), consist of six figures. This will locate an area of 100 metres x 100 metres, in which the box should be. To plot a grid reference on to your map, using an example of 578? 742?, take the first set of 3 figures, and working from the Left (West) of your map, to the Right (East) of your map, find the vertical grid line with the first 2 figures (57) in the group of 3, in the top or bottom margins, then using the appropriate calibrations on most good compasses, or by estimation, plot the 3rd digit (8), in tenths of the square, onto your map (distance A on the sketch). Now using the same system

with the second set of 3 figures, but this time working from bottom (South) of your map, to the top (North) of your map, and using the figures in the Left or Right margins, and the horizontal grid lines. After plotting the final digit (2), (distance B on sketch), you should have your pointer near North Hessary Tor! If not try again.

When the grid reference of a letterbox is not given, instead of inserting ???? ???? in the clue, we have changed it to ?______)., this will allow you to fill in the grid reference once you have established where the box is.