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ISBN: 9780857100382
AUTHOR: John Earle
A Boot Up Dartmoor's Sites of Magic & Mystery
A Boot Up Dartmoor's Sites of Magic & Mystery
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Few places in the country are so atmospheric as the moorland that comprises the Dartmoor National Park. Little wonder that Conan Doyle, author of one of the world’s greatest mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles, should have chosen Dartmoor for his setting. A land of mists and giant tors, ancient woodland and bottomless mires, creates a natural world in which legends and folklore abound.

This book of ten walks of varying length takes the reader along pathways to some of Dartmoor’s most intriguing places. With his intimate knowledge of the moor, John Earle has combined exhilarating walks and superb views with numerous sites associated with ghosts, apparitions, evil spirits, phantoms and fairies.

The walks include:

The Body in the Chest –The Warren House Inn area • A Night Trapped Down a Mine Shaft – BirchTor area • TheWish Hounds and the Hunter –The Hound Tor area • The Ghost of Judge Jeffreys – Lydford • The Work of the Devil at Brent Tor • Great Grimpen Mire – near Princetown • The Ghost of Jan Coo – From Poundsgate to Dartmeet • The Evil Spirit of Squire Cabell – Buckfast • The Hairy Hands – Bellever Forest and Powdermills • The Phantom Roman Soldiers – Lustleigh Cleave.

John Earle has lived on Dartmoor since 1948. Formerly a headmaster, mountaineer and explorer, he became a familiar face on television in a long career as a presenter, broadcaster and scriptwriter. A Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society Alpine Club, an expedition leader and cameraman, he is also author of various mountaineering books, film scripts and walking guides for Dartmoor, Exmoor and Cornwall. He is currently Head of The Dartmoor Expedition Centre at Widecombe-in-the- Moor.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 038 2, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2011.

Dartmoor ArtistsDartmoor Artists - £19.95
It surprising that until now no major book had been published to bring together those artists who have been inspired by one of Britain's most inspirational landscapes. A wonderful and unique evocation of this timeless region by Brian Le Messurier.
One Man's MoorOne Man's Moor - £14.99
In this remarkable new book William D Lethbridge shares his extensive knowledge and undoubted enthusiasm for Dartmoor with his readers. Even those who feel they know the moor well will find here much that is new to them, and will treasure the book as a companion and source of reference to increase their pleasure and sense of exploration each time they visit Dartmoor.
Dartmoor SunDartmoor Sun - £14.99
For the first time here is a book which provides the answer to one of Dartmoor’s greatest mysteries : who built the prehistoric stone rows across the moorland landscape – and what was their purpose? In Dartmoor Sun, author, engineer and scientist, Jack Walker, has taken a scientific approach to exploring the mystery.
A Boot Up Dartmoor RiversA Boot Up Dartmoor Rivers - £4.99
This book of 10 walks of varying length takes the reader along Dartmoor’s beautiful river valleys, leading them alongside their tumbling waters, often providing tranquil settings of breathtaking beauty.
A Boot Up Ten Dartmoor TorsA Boot Up Ten Dartmoor Tors - £4.99
This book of 10 short walks by John Earle takes the reader up Dartmoor’s famous high spots – known as tors for those who don’t know – making the most of the breathtaking views on offer while offering information about the landscape and something of the history of surrounding area. The tors explored are chosen for the variety of walk they offer and the exciting scenery.
The Spirit of DartmoorThe Spirit of Dartmoor - £4.99
The essence of Dartmoor is captured through the superb photographs of Peter White. From familiar scenes of Dartmoor ponies on the open moor to delightful out-of-the- way places that only a seasoned explorer of the moor would know, this little book will delight all who see it.
Dartmoor - Land of SpiritDartmoor - Land of Spirit - £9.99
Discover the secret places, the geology, the history and the people that make up this, the loveliest of moors. Region 0 (all countries) DVD - approximately 60 minutes running time.
 
 
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