Notes on Exmoor’s local names

“There are many locally distinctive names for landscape features: ‘ball’ for a rounded hillside spur such as Wimbleball, which means the ball where the windle grass grows; ‘cleave’ for a steep valley side such as Myrtleberry Cleave, which is the cleave where whortleberry grows; ‘gut’ such as Great Hangman Gut, means a gully; ‘girt’ such […]

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