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Tips on for being in the UK?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Apr 26, 2016 9:24pm
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My husband and I are leaving for the UK in about 2 weeks. I was wondering if any who lives or has gone to the UK might have any tips for us? This is our first time traveling out of the US.

We will be in Whitland, Wales for 2 weeks, Cardiff for 1 week, and London for 1 week.
We are traveling by National Express buses and by train. I'm a little nervous about traveling by train :P like what do we do with our luggage?

While in Cardiff we are going to the Doctor Who experience museum and will being seeing a play at the Globe while in London. Those are our two big things we are doing while in the UK.

Any tips, tricks, info, whatever it may be is welcomed. We are both very excited!
Re: Tips on for being in the UK?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #925320 by Catchow
Apr 27, 2016 8:36am
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I was wondering if any who lives or has gone to the UK might have any tips for us?

Always travel on the left side of the road. *nodding*

-- Ryan
Willing to plant a Shakespeare Box?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Apr 29, 2016 7:25am
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Hello all. I had carved a Shakespeare stamp for a British literature event last year, and have recently reclaimed it. In honor of the year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, I would love to see it planted in Stratford or London, however my travel plans are not heading there this year. So I was wondering if someone would be willing to plant on my behalf?
Thank you,
KR (The Silence)
Re: Tips on for being in the UK?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #925320 by Catchow
May 1, 2016 5:15am
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Hi Catchow,

What to do with your luggage while travelling? In coaches (what we call our long distance buses) your large pieces of luggage will go in the luggage space underneath. Hand luggage can be taken inside and stowed in the overhead rack. On trains there will usually be large racks just inside the carriage vestibules for large items and overhead racks for the small ones.

If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me.

DM
Re: Willing to plant a Shakespeare Box?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #925502 by the silence
May 19, 2016 12:39am
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Anywhere particular in London? We're currently in the UK and I know we'll be spending some time in London this summer.
Letterboxes
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Nov 19, 2016 9:16am
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Do you know of any boxes in London?
Re: Letterboxes
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #938196 by EdieSoCal
Nov 19, 2016 9:52am
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Re: Letterboxes
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #938200 by FloridaFour
Nov 19, 2016 9:53am
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Of course the English letterboxes won't be on this site... :-)
Re: Letterboxes
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #938196 by EdieSoCal
Nov 19, 2016 10:32am
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And if you happen to get to Liverpool, I have a carve there:

http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=223919
Re: Letterboxes
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Reply to: #938201 by FloridaFour
Nov 19, 2016 12:24pm
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Hmm, do you suppose there a different site Europeans use? I was looking for Barcelona.
Re: Letterboxes
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #938207 by Sunia
Nov 19, 2016 3:21pm
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Actually there are a couple.

I know of Germany
Scotland
New Zealand
Pretty sure there's an Isle of Man exclusive site.

If you delve deep enough you can find many many lost clues. You just have to work to get them.
Re: Letterboxes
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Reply to: #938218 by Squatchis
Nov 19, 2016 6:11pm
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But do I use AQ, or is there a different website?
Boxing in London / Edinburgh
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Mar 3, 2017 10:00am
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Hi-

I should have asked sooner... but I am flying to London tomorrow and will be visiting London, Stone Henge, and Edinburgh. Has anyone letterboxed there? I see some letterboxes listed here on line but am wondering if anyone has found good clues online for boxes planted by locals?

Thanks!
Erin
Re: Boxing in London / Edinburgh
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #942510 by EmcSquared
Mar 3, 2017 10:38am
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I'm SO jealous!! Have a fantastic trip.
Re: Boxing in London / Edinburgh
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #942510 by EmcSquared
Mar 3, 2017 12:06pm
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We only knew of one at Stonehenge when we were there and it was definitely missing. Haven't been lucky enough to get to Edinburgh but some of the London's were missing.....still we found enough to keep us happy! Have a WONDERFUL time!
Re: Boxing in London / Edinburgh
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Reply to: #942510 by EmcSquared
Mar 6, 2017 1:41am
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This may a bit late but there is a site at http://www.gamblenet.me.uk/clues_list.asp which lists UK letterboxes. It is supposed to be searchable for members, but I cannot find a search function. There is at least one box listed for Edinburgh and several others in Scotland. You just have to step through 40+ pages of boxes.

DM
Visiting Edinburgh!
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Jan 16, 2018 7:26am
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skootch and I will be in Edinburgh for part of the Festival in August, and I wanted to pick up a box or two (really doesn't look like there are many) while there, and we'd like to plant like, 5 new boxes.

With the UK being very advanced in CCTV, we don't want to look like we're planting bombs, how do we work around this? I'm keen on planting in cemeteries, and have found a couple off the beaten path that might do well. From the boxes I've seen clues for, I think we'll be lucky if the boxes ever get any hits on them, at all. Any tips for keeping them in play longer?

I'd like to do one or two magnetic boxes, but they're not exactly watertight (Altoids containers), and Scotland is, well, a bit more damp than MN is. Thoughts? Or, again, would a black spray-painted magnetic box look like a bomb, and get cleared out?

In any case, I'm thinking small. One reason is it needs to fit in luggage, and another is easier to hide well. I have to admit, I love me the urban box, but with limited boxing culture, there will be pretty much no one to check on them (until I can save enough to go over there, again), and I don't like being a litterboxer. Maybe if we plant several, it might generate enough interest to get folks to go over there?

Being good ambassadors of the Minnesota Carving Consortium is important to skootch and I, so we want to do it right.

TIA!
Re: Visiting Edinburgh!
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Reply to: #955575 by estella_naparella
Jan 16, 2018 6:59pm
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I have planted many boxes in the UK and never was concerned about being found on CCTV or considered a bomb threat. Boxes do go missing all the time in the USA and in the UK. We also would take small boxes, thinking we would not have that many finders ( so no reason to have a big logbook) and we wanted something small in luggage. So happy that you are planting more boxes in the UK

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Visiting Edinburgh!
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Reply to: #955575 by estella_naparella
Jan 22, 2018 12:31pm
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You are so lucky!!!!
Anyone still active in the UK?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Oct 13, 2018 5:46am
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Hello folks,

It's been a few years since I've done any letterboxing but having just retired, I plan to change that! I was wondering whether anyone else is active in the UK these days?

Cheers, Desperate Dan
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Oct 13, 2018 2:53pm
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They (markandsue) have done several boxing trips to Dartmoor. They might be in touch with someone who is still active......

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=1142

Or you might be able to get in touch with someone through this site.

https://dartmoorletterboxing.org

There *are* boxes to find in the UK, some listed here on AQ.
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Oct 14, 2018 11:11am
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Desperate Dan, my twin sister Ukusa still boxes. Granted she usually is doing it outside the country. 😊
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Oct 15, 2018 4:27am
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I have not letterboxed for a while, but have not given up completely. Unfortunately I have lost touch with some of those I meet down here.

Dilton Martian
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Oct 22, 2018 2:54pm
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Yes, very much so, which area inUK are you interested in?
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #967146 by Moortrekkers
Oct 23, 2018 9:49am
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The further north the better. We're in the Scottish Highlands and visit parts of northern England occasionally but only very rarely get further south. Since moving up here from Surrey, we've only visited Dartmoor once but I do plan another visit at some time.

I'm guessing that the Dartmoor 100 club is still going strong, though we stopped getting the catalogue and updates about 10 years ago.
UK Letterboxing - Facebook group
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Jan 20, 2019 2:00pm
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I wanted to create an additional place for UK letterboxers to be able to share trips, share photos, share new stamps they are carving, ask advice and generally chat to other like-minded letterboxers in the UK.

I have created a Facebook page and would love to welcome new members who have an interest in contributing or simply enjoying what others have posted.

It is a closed group (in order to prevent our much loved hobby becoming too public) but can be found under the name “ UK Letterboxing”.

It would be great to see some new members. Please pass along to other letterboxers who you feel may benefit from this too!

Lauren :)
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Jan 20, 2019 2:01pm
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Another who is still active (although not as much as I would like due to completing my masters)!
Re: UK Letterboxing - Facebook group
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Reply to: #970479 by JorvikLB
Jan 21, 2019 9:27pm
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I just looked for that group and nothing shows up.

Lynn
Re: Anyone still active in the UK?
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Reply to: #966738 by Desperate Dan
Jan 26, 2019 5:00pm
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Yes, me
Re: UK Letterboxing - Facebook group
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Reply to: #970536 by Phoenix Rizing
Feb 2, 2019 3:25am
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I do not find it either