The beauty of Dartmoor constantly changes throughout the year. Every season brings something new; new growth and colour in the spring, flourishing wildlife, plants and insects in the summer including magnificent butterflies, bees and other weird and wonderful insects. Autumn brings a rich glow to the moor, with golden brown leaves and many other colour changes to shrubs and moorland. Winter brings darker, wetter days with flurries of snow that isolate many villages on the moors. The mysterious landscape is wonderful to explore and features many locations that are famous throughout the world, including the desolate Dartmoor prison, used as a backdrop in many books, films and television dramas. Within this book, Derek Tait captures the many changes to the moor throughout the year.
Derek Tait currently lives in Plymouth and has a keen interest in local history and photography. His past jobs have included working as a photographer and as a cartoonist. He has been writing local history books for many years now and has regular columns in the Herald, the Plymouth Shopper, the Plymstock and Wembury Marketplace Magazine and the Cramleigh Magazine. He also writes blog articles for Devon Life.