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Buy the following Books about Bodmin Moor from PhotoFile Cornwall

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Introduction to Bodmin Moor Book"An Introduction to Bodmin Moor" ~ written by Mark Camp

"You do not have to go far to find treasures on Bodmin Moor. Everywhere you look there are prehistoric remains; moorland streams tumble over granite boulders and under medieval bridges, gaunt engine houses, abandoned by Victorian miners, stand sentinel over the moor's edge. Heather and gorse paint the moorland purple and gold respectively" - so writes Mark in his introduction to this very useful guide book. The book gives you an excellent introduction to the features and villages that you will find on and around Bodmin Moor, and all sites in the book have Ordnance Survey grid references, and are also shown on a map to help you. Use this guide to go out and enjoy Bodmin Moor, and search out all the places featured for yourself!

SPECIAL PRICE £5-00 (inc. FREE Postage/Packing); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque 


Haunted Bodmin Moor Book"Haunted Bodmin Moor" ~ written by Jason Higgs

This is a very informative and well illustrated book about the more spirited side of Bodmin Moor! The wild sweep of the moor is home to countless ghosts, spirits and ghouls as well as the more worldly inhabitants of the villages dotted across this ancient, windswept moorland. The book contains a chilling range of spooky tales, from the stories surrounding the murder of Charlotte Dymond, to the ghost of a murdered sailor at Jamaica Inn, and indeed the White Lady that wanders the lonely road down the Fowey and Draynes valley local to us! With the eye-witness accounts, and the previously unpublished investigations by the author, this book is "guaranteed to make your blood run cold"... read it if you dare and come and visit!

Price £9-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque


Bodmin Moor on Foot Southern Moors Book"Moors, Hills and Tors - Bodmin Moor on Foot" Volume 1: The Southern Moors ~ Written by Peter Moore

New out in 2013, this is a very informative and well written guide to the wild and beautiful southern areas of Bodmin Moor that can all be easily accessed on foot. Bodmin Moor is the highest and largest of Cornwall's granite uplands, and the aim of this book is to encourage both visitors and locals alike to explore this unique part of Cornwall and to appreciate all that it has to offer. The book is full of colour photographs, maps to guide you on foot, grid references and directions, and loads of useful information, history, and details about the landscape all around you. A must-have guide to the Southern half of Bodmin Moor!

Price £9-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Bodmin Moor on Foot Northern Moors"Moors, Hills and Tors - Bodmin Moor on Foot" Volume 2: The Northern Moors ~ Written by Peter Moore

Newly released in 2014, The Northern Moors is the companion to the previous volume, and is an equally informative and well written guide to the beautifully rugged northern areas of Bodmin Moor, that can also all be easily accessed on foot. Bodmin Moor is rich in antiquities, and is a wild and beautiful place with craggy tors, rolling uplands and deep valleys. Again, this book is full of colour photographs, maps to guide you on foot, grid references and directions, and loads of useful information, history, and details about the landscape all around you. An equally must-have guide to the Northern half of Bodmin Moor!

Price £9-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Minions Moor Book"The Minions Moor" ~ written by Peter Stanier

This excellent book has been re-issued with many colour photographs, and is a fully detailed guide to the most popular and accessible part of Cornwall's granite heartland of Bodmin Moor. The area is both fascinating and varied - with rocky tors, stone circles, cairns, hut circles, carved stones, granite quarries, tin and copper mines, railways and viewpoints. There are four guided walks, and extensive sections and photographs on the landscape, archaeology, and industrial heritage of the area, including the methods used in quarrying and mining. (Minions is just five minutes drive away up on the top of the Moor from Redgate Smithy).

Price £7-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Copper Trail Book"The Copper Trail" ~ written by Mark Camp

The Copper Trail is a 60 mile circumnavigation around the whole of Bodmin Moor, and with its varied and dramatic scenery, is Cornwall's answer to the Pennine Way! The book contains detailed information on the route itself, and there is also a wealth of additional local and historical information along the way. The route's attractions include some of Cornwall's finest scenery, natural features such as Golitha Falls, plus many pretty moorland villages and ancient archaeological sites. The name "Copper Trail" came about because of the great number of abandoned copper mines passed along the route.

SPECIAL PRICE £4-00 (inc. FREE Postage/Packing); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Six Walks on Bodmin Moor Volume 1 Book"Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Vol. 1" ~ written by Mark Camp

The intention with these three walk books was to create a walk in each of the eighteen parishes on Bodmin Moor. The routes taken in the walks show off the rich and varied landscapes of Bodmin Moor, and you are navigated through high moorland as well as wooded valleys and gentle farmland, with illustrated maps to guide you round. "Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Volume 1" contains walks in the parishes of: St Breward, St Clether, St Neot, Blisland, St Cleer, and North Hill (two very good walks near Redgate Smithy in St.Cleer and St.Neot parishes!)

Price £2-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Six Walks on Bodmin Moor Volume 2 Book"Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Vol. 2" ~ written by Mark Camp - SORRY, SOLD OUT

Six more walks from six more of Bodmin Moor's parishes. Mark Camp has tried to include as much information about the archaeological and industrial history surrounding each of these walks as is possible, and as in all three books there are lots of colour photographs, and the usual illustrated maps to guide you safely round. "Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Volume 2" contains walks in the parishes of: Warleggan, Lewannick, Michaelstow, Pensilva/St Ive, Helland, and Advent Church (two walks/parishes not far from Redgate Smithy are Warleggan and Pensilva/St.Ive)

Price £2-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Six Walks on Bodmin Moor Volume 3 Book"Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Vol. 3" ~ written by Mark Camp

The last six walks from the last six remaining parishes, and to the same high standard. Wherever you are on the Moor, you'll never be too far away from the start of another walk! All walks are based on a circular route, and come with full directions to the start/finish, plus locations of local pubs, shops and post offices, and public conveniences. "Six Walks on and around Bodmin Moor Volume 3" contains walks in the parishes of: St Tudy, Altarnum, Cardinham, Linkinhorne, Camelford, and Davidstow (excellent walking not far from Redgate Smithy in Linkinhorne parish!)

Price £2-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



The Smugglers Way Book"The Smugglers' Way" ~ written by Frank Squibb - SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This is an excellent 37 mile walk that traverses the very centre of the moor, and explores the heights of Rough Tor and Brown Willy. The Smugglers' Way is a Cornish "Coast to Coast" route from Boscastle to Looe, that can be followed in either direction, and in Frank's words, "The route links two harbours renowned for their smuggling connections... I'd discovered a rich tapestry of Cornwall's finest scenery - sun-dappled stretches beside tranquil rivers, the lonely heights of Bodmin Moor, ancient bridges, sleepy hamlets and quiet bylanes."
See the Smugglers Way website on Encounter Walking for further information.

Price £2-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque


Rambles from the Railway Book"Rambles from the Railway - Looe Valley Line" ~ written by Mark Camp - SORRY, SOLD OUT

New out for 2014 - immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Looe Valley Line with this new book by Mark Camp, and sample nine self-guided walks from the idyllic stations along the scenic Looe Valley Line that runs between Liskeard and Looe. Leave the car behind, take the train, and departing from a station deep in the Cornish countryside, walk and explore a selection of tried and tested routes through a landscape rich in history and beauty. The line originally joined with the Liskeard & Caradon Railway, linking Bodmin Moor with the coast. The book is illustrated throughout, including high quality maps to help you explore the area.

Price £4-50 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque



Minions and Siblyback Map"MAP ~ "Minions & Siblyback Lake" (Around & About)

A Yellow Walks Map from Yellow Publications with Ordnance Survey Mapping - Scale a great 4" to the Mile!
This is our local Walking map! It uses Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping, and shows the Minions and Siblyback Lake area, so useful for exploring part of the Southern side of Bodmin Moor and that part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site that is so easily accessible from Minions. It comes in even better scale than the OS Explorer Map that it has been reproduced from (being scaled at a very clear 4" to the mile instead of 2.5" to the mile), and is produced in a convenient 6.5" x 4" pocket sized weather resistant format, that is so useful when out walking. It is double-sided, easy to read, easy to hold, and easy to fold! It even includes a handy Scale Ruler showing both distance in miles, and walking time in minutes at Strolling, Moderate, and Brisk Pace.

Price £3-70 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque


Bodmin Moor North Map"MAP ~ "Bodmin Moor North" (Around & About XL)

A Yellow Walks Map from Yellow Publications with Ordnance Survey Mapping - Scale a great 4" to the Mile!
Uses Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping, showing the Northern area of Bodmin Moor; perfect for Walking and exploring the areas north of the A30 and Jamaica Inn including Rough Tor and Brown Willy, that can be easily accessed from the National Trust car park at the end of the Roughtor Road. It comes in even better scale than the OS Explorer Map that it has been reproduced from (being scaled at a very clear 4" to the mile instead of 2.5" to the mile), and is produced in a convenient 6.5" x 4" pocket sized weather resistant format, that is so useful when out walking. It is double-sided, easy to read, easy to hold, and easy to fold! It even includes a handy Scale Ruler showing both distance in miles, and walking time in minutes at Strolling, Moderate, and Brisk Pace.

Price £4-70 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque


Bodmin Moor Map Here and ThereMAP ~ "Bodmin Moor" (Here & There)

A Yellow Cycle Map from Yellow Publications with Ordnance Survey Mapping - Scale ~1.5" to the Mile!
This is a "must have" very handy map to use for the basic exploration of Bodmin Moor, whether by Car or Cycle, or for following Footpaths. It uses Ordnance Survey Landranger mapping, and is produced in an incredibly convenient and compact weather resistant format that fits easily into a pocket, and comes in a 6.5" x 4" plastic wallet. It is double-sided and produced at a reduced and much more readable scale than the standard much larger area OS Landranger maps. Easy to read, easy to hold, and easy to fold! It even includes a handy Scale Ruler showing both distance in miles, and cycling time in minutes at Slow, Moderate, and Fast Pace.

Price £3-70 (+Postage/Packing see below); payment by PayPal, BACS or cheque

FREE Downloads of Information
(from Around Bodmin Moor and South East Cornwall)


Bodmin Moor Landscapes and Legends Leaflet"Bodmin Moor - Landscapes & Legends" ~ written by Best of Bodmin Moor

"Stand beside Dozmary Pool in the twilight, and you might feel the spirit of King Arthur rising in with mist. It was here, according to legend, that faithful Sir Bedevere returned the sword Excalibur to the Lady in the Lake, and stories of the mythical King have been associated with the moor for centuries." This booklet is a mine of information about the landscape and wildlife, archaeological heritage, legends and literature of Bodmin Moor, together with a very useful map of Bodmin Moor.

FREE DOWNLOAD - or click on the booklet above




Bodmin Moor 400million Years in the Making Booklet"Bodmin Moor - 400 million years in the making" ~ written by John Macadam

This free booklet is an excellent introduction to Bodmin Moor, with its rich landscape heritage, its geology, natural history and wildlife; together with its Neolithic settlements and its more recent industrial Cornish Mining heritage - indeed, the Caradon and Minions area is now a World Heritage Site. Bodmin Moor is a fragile area that needs looking after, and it is still very much a working environment, where the welfare of livestock and land both need full consideration when exploring it. This short guide will give you an appreciation of this beautiful landscape.

It is also available in French German Spanish and Dutch

FREE DOWNLOAD - or click on the booklet above




Moorland Safety Cornwall Search and Rescue Leaflet"Cornwall Search & Rescue - Moorland Safety" ~ written by Cornwall SAR

 A very useful guide from the Cornwall Search and Rescue Team about safety when you go up on Bodmin Moor, or other moorland areas in Cornwall. Includes straight-forward and sensible guidance on where to get weather information, planning, clothing, footwear, equipment, and what to take with you - even food and drink! Also what to do in an emergency.

FREE DOWNLOAD - or click on the booklet above




South East Cornwall Visitor Map and Guide Leaflet"South East Cornwall - Visitor Map & Guide" ~ written and published by the Gateway to Cornwall Partnership

Discover more about the rich heritage of South East Cornwall with this Visitor Map and Guide; use it to visit former mining sites, attractive country houses, beautiful gardens, ancient monuments, historic buildings or one of the area's museums. Follow one of the many walking routes in the area, including the stunning Southwest Coast Path, trails around the Tamar Valley or a walk on the open
ruggedness of Bodmin Moor. Yours to explore. Published by the Gateway to Cornwall Partnership.

FREE DOWNLOAD - or click on the booklet above




South East Cornwall Visitor Map"SE Cornwall - Map only" ~ written and published by the Gateway to Cornwall P'ship

Download the Visitor Map only from the full Visitor Map and Guide shown above. A great handy reference for your pocket!



FREE DOWNLOAD - or click on the booklet above



Camel Trail Code of Conduct Map"The Camel Trail - Code of Conduct & Map" ~ written by The Camel Trail Partnership

The Camel Trail is an 18 mile mainly traffic free route based on an historic railway track. The Padstow to Wadebridge line was opened in 1899 providing access from Waterloo via Okehampton and Launceston, but the section from Wadebridge to Poley's Bridge is one of the oldest in the world and was opened in 1834. Initially it was intended to bring sea sand from the estuary to farms inland. Bodmin through to Wadebridge was connected to the mainline system and operated until 1967, whilst the line between Bodmin and Poley's Bridge, which was only ever used for freight, closed in 1984.

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CONTACT AND ORDERING DETAILS

Please email your order requirements to us in the first instance at books@photofilecornwall.co.uk, detailing which books you are interested in. We will then confirm, and provide you with an invoice for payment and BACS details.

Cost is as given for each book, plus postage and packing as follows:

Please Note: For deliveries outside of the UK, please contact us for feasibility and postage and packing costs.

Postage & Packing to UK is +£1.50 for any number of books ordered (except where p&p is free).

Pay PhotoFile Cornwall directPlease email your order, and we will then send you payment options (by PayPal Invoice or BACS, or you can pay direct by using the PayPal Button. Please note, that regretfully I am no longer able to accept cheques during the Coronavirus lockdown.

If you have any enquiry relating to the purchase of any of the above books from PhotoFile Cornwall, or wish to place an order, then please contact:

Clive ffitch, PhotoFile Cornwall,
Redgate Smithy, Redgate, St.Cleer, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6RU
Telephone: +44 (0) 1579 321578 or
Email: books@photofilecornwall.co.uk

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