Woodbury, Bicton, East Budleigh and Aylesbeare commons are just a few of the areas that form the beautiful and historically important East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. In this richly illustrated book, BBC wildlife film maker Andrew Cooper traces the heaths’ geological, natural and social history from the Triassic period to the present day and uncovers myths, monsters, drama and the scars of war.
Commissioned by the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, the book also discusses the heaths’ futures and their management in the context of climate change, to safeguard them for future generations.
‘A fascinating book that charts the very long history of a naturally beautiful place with an epic geological past.’ – Devon Life
‘The heaths here have such an amazing story to tell.’ – BBC News