Shirwell - a North Devon Village

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Virtual tour of Shirwell village Virtual Tour

Natural History of Shirwell Wildlife

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Books

Tea Shop Walks in North Devon by Norman and June Buckley

I have to say a lot of the UK doesn't really understand the art of the teashop. In Devon, it's something of an art form. However a light lunch does tend to involve home made cakes, local icecream and clotted cream - in a big way. This book will at least help you feel better about it by walking up a good hunger beforehand. If you are passing anywhere near South Molton, don't miss the Copper Kettle!
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Beast of Exmoor by Trevor Beer

If you are interested in the Beast, this slim volume is a great introduction. It rounds up all the (more and less loony) theories, and also give you some suggestions if you fancy trying your hand at Beast-spotting yourself.
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Mystery Cats in Devon and Cornwall by Chris Moiser

Another view of the Exmoor Beast from a professional biologist and expert on big cats.
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They Stalk by Night by Nigel Brierly

Maybe a little sensational, but good background on the Beast.
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Francis Frith's Around Barnstaple by - (guess who! - Francis Frith!)

Photos of the town and river.
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The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway: an Anthology by D. Hudson, E. Leslie and Eric Leslie

This railway used to go fairly close to Shirwell - you can still walk along parts of where it used to run.
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More North Devon History by Peter Christie

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Even More North Devon History by Peter Christie

The man just can't stop! These are the two to get if you have a really neurotically detailed project to do.
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Wild Flowers of the Devon Hedgerows by Trevor and Endymion Beer

A new guide by the local naturalists.
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Maps

Local Leisure Map: Exmoor and North Devon
Not too bad for driving, but be aware that it does not show every tiny lane: if you are planning to explore in more details, get the Ordnance Survey maps.
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Explorer Map 0139: Bideford, Ilfracombe & Barnstaple from the Ordnance Survey
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Touring Map & Guide 005: Exmoor from the Ordnance Survey
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