This 42 page book captures the flavour of Devon in words and pictures and will ‘whet your appetite’ for further exploration of this most beautiful of English counties.
Devonians have long been associated with the sea, from illustrious sea-dogs to naval commanders, more than a few pirates and generations of fisherman. Venture inland from the fishing ports, harbours and sandy beaches that line the coast and you’ll find an altogether different landscape. A rolling patchwork of fields and productive farm land, picturesque villages of cob and thatch and a countryside woven with a web of endless lanes bounded by centuries old high backed hedges.
The county’s heartland is the granite strewn plateau of Dartmoor, one of two National Parks in Devon – the other is Exmoor, most of which is in Somerset. Dartmoor is bleak but beautiful too, especially where the fast flowing rivers run to the sea through shaded woodland valleys.
By Paul Savage, professional photographer and John Burgess, radio journalist and producer.