Welcome to the vale...

Moelbryn is the ancient celtic name for the Malvern Hills, a dramatic ridge of volcanic rock that spans the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire and dominates the surrounding countryside. Towards the south of the Malverns lies the Eastnor Vale, a picturesque valley amongst the woods and ridges of which lies the village of Eastnor.

This weblog focuses on the stories, folklore and history of the area - the hills, buildings, woods and ruins, tales of faerie folk, witches, druids and giants.

Please leave a comment if you have found this blog useful or have enjoyed reading.

Peace x

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


The following list of references have been supplemented in my writing by my own local knowledge. The books named here also make a good 'further reading' list for those with a great interest in the topic.

This list shall be added to as the web log progresses.

SOMERS-COCKS, H.L. (1923) Eastnor and Its Malvern Hills. Hereford: Wilson & Phillips

MALVERN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION (1992) Ancient Hills. Malvern

LEATHER, E.M. (1912) The Folklore & Witchcraft of Herefordshire. Hereford: Jakeman & Carver

LEATHER, E.M. (1912) The Folk-lore of Herefordshire. Hereford: Jakeman & Carver

ANDERE, M. (1974) Herefordshire – The Enchanted Land. Hereford: Express Logic Limited

STANFORD, S.C. (1981) Midsummer Hill an Iron Age hillfort on the Malverns. Hereford: S.C. Stanford

RAVEN, M. (1996) A Guide to Herefordshire. Michael Raven

PALMER, R. (2002) Herefordshire Folklore. Woonton: Logaston Press

HERVEY-BATHURST, J.F.S. & S. (2003) Eastnor Castle. Derby: Heritage House Group Ltd.

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