Updated: Apr 12, 2022
The novel, 'Forever Onward, Battling The Beast of Dartmoor' relies on the landscape and folklore of a unique part of Southern England. As such, I thought it might interest visitors to this site to a) see photographs I've taken of this beautiful district and b) read some of the thrilling tales told here.
Visit the HomePage and take a look at my gallery of images. New pictures will be added every week or so. Here, on this blog page, fascinating stories from the moor will feature characters old and new.
You see, the folklore of Dartmoor is always evolving. Strange things continue to happen on its strange, barren wastes, meaning dashing highwaymen are joined by the notorious Kray twins of Sixties London, while ghosts sung about in ancient songs are still seen and feared today. I was fortunate enough to live and work on the moor for a number of years meet, so have met people who swear they've witnessed the incredible themselves...or know a friend of a friend of a friend who has! Either way, I've got unique twists to some well-told tales I can share with you here, which I guarantee you wont hear elsewhere.
Check in every week or so and there'll be another story to read. We'll kick off tomorrow with a man who collected folktales, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould. After all, he was both the inspiration for the novel and its main protagonist. And while he loved collecting such folktales, such was the nature of the man that he even got to feature in one or two himself.