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'Oh the summertime is coming, and the trees are sweetly blooming, where the wild mountain thyme, grows among the purple heather. Will ye go, lassie, go?' 


In this summer issue, you will be introduced to a special landscape: moor and heath. The moorland is a place of opposites: it is wild and tamed, thriving and barren, welcoming and dangerous. And this makes the perfect breeding ground for some of our most beguiling folk tales. 


In this issue included are three stories all about the flora, fauna and folk of the moors:

The giants, Wade and Bell of the North York Moors, who shaped the land they lived upon, the 'piskies' of Dartmoor, who can be friend or foe to a moorland famer and the witches and willo-the-wisps of the Scottish heath, who can lure travellers into danger. 


As well as discovering these wonderful traditional stories, hopefully by the time you have read this magazine, you will know how to:


- Draw a hare

- Build a drystone wall 

- Identify and harvest seed from grasses 

- Say the word for 'rabbit' in other languages 

- Make a moorland dwelling


... And much more!

A Year and a Day - Moor & Heath (Issue No 14)

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  • A Year and a Day is a seasonal magazine that aims to guide children into the inner world of traditional stories and out into the natural world around them.

    ​​A story is a living thing that no two people will hear or imagine in the same way. 

    At A Year and a Day we know that children learn in many different ways and at different paces

    A Year and Day encourages both children and adults to use their natural capacity for imagination, creativity and invention through storytelling, painting, number work, drawing, crafting and writing. 

    That's why at A Year and a Day we think a story is the perfect place to begin a journey of discovering, learning and developing.


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