Dartmoor National Park – 328 square miles of national park and moors. One ice cream van that appears everyday in summertime.
So what does the ice cream van have to do with Pokemon Go. Well, the ice cream seller was chatting to a customer while serving me a 99 ice cream with flake. Somehow, the conversation drifted and before you could count to 5, discussions on Pokemon Gyms, Pokemon stops and more. The conversation opened out into a huge branch with a vast amount of people clearing playing the game in other towns. This was my first insight into just how crazy popular Pokemon Go has become. Secrets were revealed as to where all the best places where to visit and catch more Pokemon.
So Dartmoor National Park is rural and a rugged landscape. I didn’t expect there to be anything to catch or many Pokemon stops. But OMG there are loads. I am not sure how the number of items to catch vary to other places but I certainly can’t complain.
Dartmoor Prison is a Pokemon Gym. Ironic that! The Pokemon Gyms are places you go to fight other Pokemon. Prison , fighting. Maybe its a good fit!
Now in my rural village on Dartmoor, called Princetown, there are another 2 Pokemon Gyms. Plus Princetown is a historical village so there are lots of Pokemon Stops. There are also 2 churches with activity. In fact, come and visit Princetown and get your Pokemon!
Whilst visiting make sure you visit the 2 pubs (The Plume of Feathers / Prince of Wales), the 2 cafes (Fox Tor Cafe, Old Police Station), the National Park Visitor Centre, the Dartmoor Prison Museum and stroll up to South Hessary Tor!
Now as to how long this fad will last is anyones guess. But for now, I ended up walking an extra hour catching Pokemon! And I only bumped into one hanging flower pot!