Corrina introduces you to this stunning new book...I have been walking on Dartmoor for the past twenty years so I'm pretty sure that according to some very old, possibly written in stone law, the moor belongs to me now. Cool! It's the most beautiful, magical place, overflowing with history that dates back thousands of years, and it's everywhere. It's got spooky stuff too, like Witches, the Devil, Hell hounds, Pixies and Phantom Pigs - what more could you want? I often drag my friends up onto the moor in the middle of the night on ghost walks - they love it. They do get a little nervous though when they hear me say "I don't think this is the right path." Fortunately no one has been tempted away by the Devil, turned to stone by the Witch or been chased away by a phantom piggy - yet! This little books, is my way of saying thank you to the moor and hopefully showing others some of its beauty. I am not a professional photographer and make no apologies for the rawness of my photos. I go on Dartmoor to walk and enjoy - I am not one for sitting still for hours with camera and tripod trying to capture the perfect light for the perfect picture. Life is too short!
The prehistoric remains on Dartmoor are mostly from the Neolithic and early Bronze age period and there are hundreds of them! We've got stone rows, round pounds, stone coffins and much more. You just have to know where to look. Some of them are very easy to find as they are literally just by the roadside, others take a bit of trekking and a lot of luck.Very rewarding work though. My favourite place for antiquities is up around Drizzlecombe which is found on the South moor. Its got impressive stone rows, a good example of a submerged Kistvaen, a giant cairn and some hut circle remains in a round pound. Lots to investigate and its not too far from Ditsworthy Warreners cottage, another great place to visit. Unlike Stonehenge you can get up close and personal with all the antiquities on Dartmoor (unless they are on private land of course) so you can hug, kiss or feel the vibrations to your hearts content!
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