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The magic of Wistmans Wood

Audio slideshow: Images of Devon's oldest woodland, Wistmans Wood, set to music from Devon folk star Seth Lakeman.

Magical Wistmans Wood on Dartmoor is the oldest woodland in Devon, dating back hundreds and hundreds of years.

It now covers just a tiny area of the moor - centuries ago, the wood was much bigger.

A project to extend the wood has begun, with acorns taken from Wistmans being planted on the valley opposite.

Dartmoor folk star Seth Lakeman has given us permission to use his haunting track, Cape Clear, taken from his Kitty Jay album, with these images.

Devon Autumnwatch 2009


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