Dartmoor Adventure Atlas


Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843488545

Category: Dartmoor (England)

Page: 81

View: 3162

Walk! Dartmoor


Author: Kate Hobbs,Alan Hobbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904946120


Page: 160

View: 6947

Including GPS Waypoint lists and a Place Name Index, this 160-page colour book contains walking routes within the Dartmoor region. Each of the detailed walking routes features: route summary of exertion rating; refreshments rating; time, distance, ascents/descents; and more.

Dartmoor 365

An Exploration of Every One of the 365 Square Miles in the Dartmoor National Park


Author: John Hayward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780951403723

Category: Dartmoor National Park (England)

Page: 382

View: 8861

Walks on Dartmoor: Paths and Trackways


Author: Michael Caton

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788038835

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 1582

Twenty eight walks varying in length from 2 to 7 1/2 miles. Photographs illustrate many of the features to be seen on the walks. Using over sixty years of knowledge of Dartmoor, Michael Caton leads you on a series of 28 walks based on paths and trackways over the moor. Some of these walks are based on those led by the author for the Dartmoor Preservation Association. Many of the walks have not been described in previous guidebooks or are not shown on the OS 1:25,000 map. The walks are for those who wish to venture well into the open moor without having to negotiate the rough Dartmoor terrain. A section has been included on the origin and history of the tracks including special comment on the route of the well known Abbot’s Way. There is also a section describing briefly what to see on the walks, including prehistoric monuments, medieval and later remains such as mining and granite crosses, as well as flora and fauna. The walks have been arranged in order around the southern and then the northern moor. Each walk starts at a suitable parking place. The routes are described in detail with appropriate grid references and brief information on the scenery and features to be seen. The start of all the walks is shown on an overview map of Dartmoor. About half of the routes are circular whereas others are more suited to a linear course. The walk descriptions are accompanied by maps in which the route has been sketched out on the appropriate section of the 1:25,000 OS map. A separate section gives advice to walkers and explains how to use this guide. It also draws attention to safety issues of walking on Dartmoor, including the dangers of military firing and adverse weather conditions.

Devon Visitors Map


Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843485339

Category: Devon (England)

Page: N.A

View: 1722

Outdoor Leisure Maps


Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780319260067

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 4

View: 3664

Gives tourist information including picnic and camping sites, nature trails and recreation centres.

Map Addict


Author: Mike Parker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007345178

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4602

'My name is Mike and I am a map addict. There, it's said...'

The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor


Author: Phil Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848020337

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 3755

The modern visitor to Devon, travelling west into the region, is greeted by a panorama of the high ground and rocky outcrops of Dartmoor. In a county renowned for its ‘rolling hills’, Dartmoor’s high moors, topped by granite tors, preside over the massive folds of its peripheral valleys, incised by the fast-moving moorland rivers and streams as they flow towards the hinterland. Dartmoor was designated as one of England’s first National Parks in 1951. It is this natural beauty and tranquil, rural landscape that initially attracts visitors, but a fuller appreciation of this landscape is enhanced by knowledge of its cultural past.Dartmoor is southern England’s largest upland tract, often promoted as ‘England’s last wilderness’. Nevertheless it is a maintained landscape. Its management began with traditional forms of hill farming and woodland management in the Neolithic, and continues to the present day.The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor describes and narrates Dartmoor’s landscape history from 4000 BC to the present, analysing and summarising archaeological and historical studies from the 19th century onwards.A brief section describes Dartmoor’s geological shape. Then its prehistoric settlement, Romano-British organisation, medieval character and early tin industry are described in turn. Next, Dartmoor’s 19th- and 20th-century industrial landscape and heritage (tin, copper, silver-lead and China clay), and how they co-existed with traditional forms of upland farming, are described. Subsidiary industries (peat, gunpowder mills, ice works and tramways) and the moor’s use for military training bring the narrative up to the present. A concluding summary assesses Dartmoor’s history and ponders its future.



Author: Edward H. Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Okehampton (England)

Page: 81

View: 2509


Into the Wilderness


Author: Michelle Dibb

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752459295

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 4789

Shrouded in mysterious legend and steeped in history, Dartmoor with its stunning scenery, pretty villages, and abundant wildlife is a source of inspiration to anyone who spends time there. From its curious stone circles and rows to its hard rocky tors, from its rich, moss-covered ancient woodlands and rushing rivers to its sparse high moor land and bleak prison, Dartmoor has inspired artists, poets, and musicians for centuries. This book contains a fascinating mixture of informative facts and mysterious tales. 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.

Where to Watch Birds in Devon and Cornwall

Including the Isles of Scilly and Lundy


Author: David Norman,Vic Tucker

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713688146

Category: Bird watching

Page: 384

View: 4128

Whether local or visiting, expert or novice, Where to Watch Birds in Devon and Cornwallis the essential guide for any active birdwatcher in these counties.All significant birdwatching areas in the region are analysed under theheadings 'Habitat', 'Timing', 'Access' and 'Calendar', providing allthe information necessary to make the most of each and every trip,whatever the time of year. This substantially revised and expandededition has new chapters, details of 'clusters' of sites easilyaccessible from particular holiday or population centres, additionalinformation on access for the car-bound or disabled, as well asnumerous examples of recent occurrences and significant status changes.

Minehead and Brendon Hills, Dulverton and Tiverton


Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780319228593


Page: N.A

View: 6016

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Devonshire Regiment 1914-1918


Author: C. T. Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843421504


Page: 752

View: 7211

Raised in 1685 as Colonel the Duke of Beaufort s Musketeers the Devons became the 11th Regiment of Foot in 1751 when infantry regiments of the line were numbered instead of being named after the colonel of the moment. In 1782 it was given a county association as 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, and in 1881 it became The Devonshire Regiment. As a matter of interest the 20th of Foot was given the title East Devonshire in 1782, but in 1881 this became The Lancashire Fusiliers (it was not just the Lord who moved in mysterious ways!). The regiment earned the nickname The Bloody Eleventh when they incurred nearly 70% casualties at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812 in the Peninsular War. When war broke out in 1914 the regiment consisted of two regular battalions, a Special Reserve and four Territorial battalions; by the end of the war the total was twenty-nine. This history contains the account of the operations of those battalions which took an active part in the war which earned them two VCs and sixty battle honours at a cost of 5,787 dead. They served on the Western Front, in Italy, Macedonia, Egypt, Palestine, India and in Mesopotamia. The author is among the foremost of the Great War divisional and regimental historians and this book is typical of his standard of writing and composition. He has provided a continuous narrative in a chronological order, bringing in the various battalions as they came onto the stage in the relevant theatre of war. He has made use of war diaries, not only of the battalions but also, where appropriate of brigades and divisions. He was also able to make use of collected accounts of various actions and experiences of those who took part in them, giving the point of view of the man in the trenches. One third of the book, some 250 pages, contains the complete list of honours and awards, including Mention in Despatches, and the Roll of Honour, listed alphabetically by battalions. On 17 May 1958 the old regiment passed into history when it amalgamated with the Dorsets to become The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.

Dartmoor National Park

A Celebration of Its People, Places and Wildlife


Author: Andrew Cooper

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9781900322836

Category: Dartmoor National Park (England)

Page: 144

View: 1324

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. Dartmoor National Park paints a colourful picture of Dartmoor today, featuring stories by people passionate about their work and life on the moor. Their accounts reflect their emotional or spiritual attachment to some very special places, offering a fascinating insight into the history of the land and demonstrating the benefits and pleasures the National Park brings to both visitors and the local community. The book features chapters on Dartmoor’s geology, history and archaeology, and describes the important role played by farming and livestock in managing the land. Beautiful colour photographs, including stunning panoramas, illustrate the magnificence of one of Britain’s first and finest national parks.



Author: Simon Heptinstall

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 185458426X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 3766

Many Brits are discovering the joys of holidaying on home soil, and Devon offers the best of Britain in one county. The council is also championing sustainable tourism to combat global warming and there are more green businesses and organic food producers here than anywhere in the UK. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of the area in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the best fish and chips, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain. This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a ‘local heroes’ section of famous residents past and present. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children’s activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the south of England so special: from rolling countryside, picturesque villages with thatched cottages and majestic rivers such as the Torridge and Exe, to attractive fishing villages, thriving port towns and stunning beaches.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Thinking Skills


Author: Angus Grogono,Colin Hart

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1510422226

Category: Study Aids

Page: 296

View: 6774

Exam board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level: A-level Subject: Thinking Skills First teaching: September 2018 First exams: Summer 2020 Endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education to provide full support of the syllabus for examination from 2020. Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills for studies and life beyond the classroom, while ensuring full coverage of the Cambridge International AS & A Level Thinking Skills syllabus (9694). - Focus on creative problem-solving with a clear model demonstrating how to assess the problem, choose and implement the appropriate strategy and give the answer. - Improve your critical thinking skills through a meticulous and rigorous approach to analysing, evaluating and constructing arguments and forming well-reasoned judgments - Prepare for further study and life beyond the classroom with advice and guidance from experienced authors. - Consolidate learning with a range of problems, exercises and examination-style questions. Available in this series: Student Textbook (ISBN 9781510421899) Student eTextbook (ISBN 9781510422230) Whiteboard eTextbook (ISBN 9781510422247) Teaching & Learning Resources (ISBN 9781510424203)