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Twenty circular walks all varying in length between 7-12 miles and based on good local pubs including routes near Bigbury, Belstone, Woodbury, Hartland Quay, Chudleigh and Ilfracombe. With maps and photographs.
This book is the product of two core elements first, photographs taken between 1860 and 1940 of the last days of Dartmoors high moorland tin industry and, secondly, recollection of those days from the people of Dartmoor themselves. Both components have been gathered by Tom Greeves since about 1970, involving countless conversations, correspondence and journeys, even to America. Three important mines are the focus of this book Hexworthy, Vitifer and Golden Dagger. Unique images of people and machinery bring to life the sites that have now been reclaimed by the moor, and the voices of those once involved in Dartmoors pre-eminent industry are heard again.
A treasure trove of folk history and vivid English expression can be found in the Devon dialect, which should not be forgotten. Cheers Me Boodies! captures the warmth and humour to be found among those who live in the region.
Here you will discover the wildlife, the history, the geography, the legends, the industry, the harshness and the inspiring wonder of one of England's most popular National Parks. This book illustrates why people are pulled back time and again to the wilderness of Dartmoor.
This book is a celebration of Dartmoor National Park - highlighting its dramatic beauty, captivating wildlife and the cultural heritage of its landscape and inhabitants. One of England's greatest expanses of wild country, Dartmoor attracts countless visitors each year, who are keen to experience its vast open and ancient scenery, high craggy tors and secluded valleys; its peace, tranquillity and humbling splendour. This is a landscape largely created and maintained by generations of people whose lives are deeply entwined with a wild and beautiful place.
A new look at Devon's hamlets, villages and towns stressing their unusual features and pointing out the less well-known aspects of their history.
A collection of chilling true ghost stories including haunted castles, pubs and houses, black dogs and poltergeists.
A collection of local ghost stories and true murder cases from Devon's past by Newton Abbot author Judy Chard, former editor of Devon Life.
A collection of twenty circular routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. Includes routes near Hartland Point, South Molton, Honiton, Exeter and Plymouth. With maps and photographs.
Few of us are rash enough to say categorically that we do not believe in ghosts or the supernatural. Rupert Matthews does not try to persuade us either way, but the sheer number of apparitions, phantoms, ghosts, poltergeists and hauntings which appear in his book will cause even hardened sceptics to pause. Illustrated.
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