Giants, dragons and horned beasts. A colourful cast of mythical creatures lurk in the woods, the hills and the waves. Their roots stretch back to the Pagan, the Celtic and the pure fantastic. The West Country collective imagination has given birth to a pantheon of the strange, the wondrous and the downright bizarre. Believe them, or not, the tales run deep in the soil, the sea and the stone of the landscape. Take them with a pinch of seasalt. But there's no denying the hold they've had for hundreds of years. And there's nothing like the flash of a mermaid's tail or the whiff of a dragon to get the little ones tugging you out of the door for a walk.