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Husband going to the U.K.
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Oct 20, 2013 2:49pm
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So, my husband is going to the U.K. for a business trip for a week. Not only am I sad that I can't get time off from work to go with him, but there are no LB's near where he will be working. (He doesn't have an international D.L. so he will be escorted to and from the plant and hotel) One would think that since this is where LBing got started, that there would be tons of them in the UK, like there are in the U.S. I am soooooo bummed =o(
Re: Husband going to the U.K.
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Reply to: #811442 by purplerose froggyking
Oct 20, 2013 4:47pm
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no, I have been there a couple of times and even tho a few were listed for the location they don't really last very long and Dartmoor was too far to go for a day trip. Tell him to just enjoy it for the experience it is and you can rest easy that he isn't boxing w/o you in England :) (bummer you can't go with him though :( )

~C~
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Reply to: #811514 by kilroy
Oct 20, 2013 10:45pm
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Additionally, public transportation in the UK is pretty good. Even the smaller villages in Scotland have decent bus service. You can also look for a local train route. For example, many of the villages outside Edinburgh are covered by the Fife Circle train - lovely places like Markinch, Glenrothes, Thornton, and Aberdour.
Re: Husband going to the U.K.
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Reply to: #811442 by purplerose froggyking
Oct 21, 2013 4:47am
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There are not tons outside Dartmoor NP and North York Moors NP but that doesn't mean they don't exist. The real question is, where is he going and where are you searching for the clues? ie, the percentage listed on AQ or LBNA is extremely low.
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Reply to: #811537 by Eidolon
Oct 21, 2013 7:51am
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Ilfracombe. The closest one is 30 plus miles away. He won't have the time to go find it.
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Reply to: #811586 by purplerose froggyking
Oct 21, 2013 8:42pm
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Bummer you are not near this one it is lonely...

Hope the trip is a fun one regardless of letterboxing opportunities!!
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Reply to: #811586 by purplerose froggyking
Nov 14, 2013 1:23am
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Hmmm... Ilfracombe? There used to be quite a few on Exmoor, an area east of Ilfracombe and accessible by public transport. Though services in the autumn and winter won't be as good as in the height of the summer. These boxes used to be listed on the Dartmoor Bounders website but that has not been available for a while now.

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