The dramatic and ominous scenery of the Staffordshire Moorlands lends itself to the fantastical. A millennia of erosion has created great escarpments, deep gorges and secret ravines, lined by wild expanses of heather and creeping morasses of sphagnum bog. Amongst these habitats are a whole network of ancient packhorse trails and holloways, linking together the isolated villages of the area. Over the last two decades Byron Machin has amassed a plethora of folktales, legends and superstitions. From Lud’s Church to Thor’s Cave these fascinating and sometimes terrifying tales are presented, along with a detailed guide to all the locations and stunning photographs.
This brand new book, the first thorough account of the Folklore of the south-west Peak District in several decades is 192 pages in length, A5 in size, with matte card colour cover and black and white illustrations throughout. The book is priced just £12 and is available direct from me (with free post and packaging!) or from Picture Book in Leek.