The PiXZ Boot Up Series is fast
becoming a phenomenon in local walks
books, aimed to attract families and others
to explore the countryside in a leisurely way.
The books includes short walks for those
living in or visiting popular areas of the
country, written by those who know the
places well. They provide a healthy hour or
two of exercise, discovering parts of Britain’s
countryside that the casual visitor might
otherwise miss, pointing out interesting
features along the way. These are perfect
walks for families.
This book of 10 short walks 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.
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 ofThe 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
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 07 0, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2009. Reprinted May 2012.