Wistmans Wood

Click through the gallery below to discover seven artists’ responses to the fragmented ancient woodland

Wistman’s Wood is characterised by stunted and twisted epiphyte-covered oak trees. It is a relic of the once widespread coppice woodland that was used to make charcoal for smelting tin. The landscape contains extensive remains of Bronze Age settlement as well as of medieval mining. Many legends are associated with the wood, including tales of devil hounds that slept by day in the hollows between granite boulders then hunted with the devil by night.

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