Lionel would be an interesting companion anywhere but I spent two days with him on Dartmoor. His knowledge of the Moor is impressive and delivered in a way that is easy to absorb.
I know Dartmoor reasonably well – from “challenging” Army experiences in the 1960s and numerous visits since. However, on this trip, I wanted to do more than simply re-visit old haunts and re-live old memories. Thanks to Lionel I achieved my goal. He left me with an appreciation of 4,000+ years of history, as countless people struggled on the Moor – from ancient tribes to generations of miners and agricultural workers.