The Ancient Woods of the Helford River by Oliver Rackham

“This is oak country, and the oaks have that surprising variety of size and shape that only Cornwall and Devon oaks can offer. Smooth wooded hillsides, subtly mottled with the different greens or browns of individual oak-trees, sweep down to high-water mark.” So begins Oliver Rackham’s book covering 25 woods, predominantly in the north of the Lizard peninsula. He brings to life the curious industrial and cultural history of this unique area, and shows how these woods have survived and what the future may have in store.

Paperback with flaps, 176 pages, illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams.

PUBLISHED IN MAY 2019. All orders will be recorded and sent out on publication.

Jacket artwork by Kurt Jackson.

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The Helford River, Cornwall, is one of the very few places in England where ancient woodland meets the sea. It was one of Oliver Rackham’s favourite places to carry out fieldwork, and after his untimely death in February 2015 we discovered that there were a number of manuscripts in various drafts. The Woods of the Helford River was the most complete.

Describing the curious industrial and cultural history of this unique area, alongside the flora of twenty-five individual woodlands, including Bonallack, Calamansack, Devichoys, Grambla, Gweek, Merthen, Reskymmer, Trelowarren, Tremayne and Treverry, The Ancient Woods of the Helford River explains how these special places have survived the centuries and what the future may have in store. The Helford River, Cornwall is a place of wonder and delight: one of the very few places in England where ancient woodland meets the sea.

Paperback with flaps, 176 pages, illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams.

PUBLISHED IN MAY 2019.

 

 

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