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WALKHAM – A Walker’s Guide to a Beautiful Dartmoor Valley by Peter SwaineDrake’s Cafe at Grenofen became the fourth outlet that have agreed to sell the Walkham book for us on a commission-free basis. Pete delivered a box of 14 books to them last week and they had sold 2 before he left the premises!

A big thank you to Drakes Cafe www.drakescafe.co.uk who join Burrator Discovery Centre, Dartmoor Bakery and Go Outdoors, Plymouth in supporting our fundraising book sale.




A third outlet: Dartmoor Bakery at Leg o’Mutton received a box of books today and agreed to sell them commission free, we can suggest a visit for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake and buy a book whilst there – www.dartmoorbakery.co.uk

Go Outdoors have become the second outlet to agree to sell Peter Swaines wonderful book WALKHAM – A Walker’s Guide to a Beautiful Dartmoor Valley by Peter Swaine on a commission free basis in their Plymouth store.

We would like to thank Go Outdoors for their support, you can visit their online website here

A box of 14 Walkham books has been placed at the Burrator Discovery Centre. The manager, Emily, has agreed to sell them on our behalf with no commission.

If you are looking for a copy of this wonderful book by Peter Swaine then why not pop in and pick up a copy. All profits go to DSRT Tavistock.

We would like to thank South West Lakes Trust for agreeing to sell this book on our behalf. http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/home

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Tavistock) are proud to announce the 2016 publication of:

WALKHAM – A Walker’s Guide to a Beautiful Dartmoor Valley by Peter Swaine

Members of the public are invited to reserve their copies of the first edition of “Walkham” (limited to 500). To reserve a copy, email book@dsrt-tavistock.org.uk . The cost of the book will be £20 + p&p, but no payment is required at this time.

The A4 size hard cover book contains over 200 photographs and detailed route descriptions of walks exploring every part of the Walkham and its catchment area. From the source high up on the north moor to its confluence with the Tavy at Double Waters, the Walkham passes through an astonishing variety of landscape. From bleak blanket bog, through wild open moorland, past impressive rocky tors and dense ancient woodland, the walks reveal the landscape and history of this wonderful valley.

The remains of Neolithic burial chambers, stone rows and circles, Bronze Age settlements, peat extraction, quarrying and mining are all contained within the 52 square kilometres of the Walkham Valley, and this book shows where to find them.

Peter has lived in or near the Walkham valley for most of his life and is one of the most respected members of the Search and Rescue team. He has been a member of the team for over 20 years, he is the deputy team leader and he has also previously served as the chairman.

It is hoped that this book will be the first in a series, with the Meavy Valley being the subject of the next book. All profits will be donated to the rescue team.


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