"The fairies are a sort of intermediate beings between men and spirits, very diminutive in stature, but active and fond of gambols"
CUMBRIA is rich in fairy tradition and lore. This 84-page book reveals just a few of them, detailing the fairies, eleves and hobgoblins who once resided in this corner of England (and probably still do!). The A6 hardback book is lovingly handmade by Alan Cleaver.
FAIRY ROCK : Only a small part remains of this once famous rock formation at Saltom on the coast south of Whitehaven. It was here the fairy queen fell in love with a mortal - and the obvious tragic consequences followed!
GELT WOOD: Each summer, fairy houses appear in this wood near Brampton. We have the photos!
AMBLESIDE: Fairies once happily mingled with humans around this Lake District Town. And if you're lucky, you'll still find some of the fairy butter left by the house fairies in Little Langdale.
SIMON'S NICK: The Coniston copper mine has its own fairy tale to tell - and you can still visit the cave/nick itself.
To order a copy, send a cheque payable to Alan Cleaver for £6.09 (£4.99 plus £1.10 postage), to Alan Cleaver, 57 Church Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7EX. Or buy online by clicking on the button below. Overseas' orders - please email me for postage costs.