The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241263654

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 4617


From the genteel Georgian terraces of Bath to the wilderness expanses of Exmoor, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset provides an all-round account of this richly rewarding region, with comprehensive details of what to see, what to do and where to sleep, eat and drink. Useful context and background information accompany all the practicalities, interspersed with vivid, full-colour photos and some of the clearest maps to be found in any guidebook. Rough Guides' local experts cover high culture and street art, from the architectural glory of Wells Cathedral to Bristol's exuberant murals, as well as all the options for getting active, including cycling on the Somerset Levels and hiking in the Quantock Hills. Alongside information on the best local festivals, there are full reviews of the worthiest restaurants and the most characterful pubs. Beyond the borders of Somerset but within easy reach, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset also takes in such hotspot destinations as Salisbury and Stonehenge, as well as the full-on family attraction of Longleat. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset.

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall

Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405387238

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 3498


The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from the wilds of Dartmoor to the rocky Atlantic coast, and from Lundy Island to the "English Riviera" of Torbay. For outdoor activities enthusiasts or beach bums, The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall tells you everything you need to know for a weekend away or an extended break. Discover the best walks, rides, dives and surf breaks in Devon and Cornwall together with biking and hiking trails and specialist holiday operators. Foodies are directed to the regions best restaurants and most authentic pubs with all the region's diverse food and drink highlights explored and explained, not to mention festivals and local fairs. Whether you're looking for the best camping or the most stylish hotels rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You'll find practical advice on travelling around the region from bus routes to rail passes as well as the clearest maps of any guide. Explore all corners of this region with authoritative background on everything from Devon & Cornwall's varied landscapes and diverse wildlife to its literary connections. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Devon & Corwall

Exploring Environmental History

Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3281


This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.

Forest research

annual report and accounts 2004-2006

Author: Great Britain. Forest Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780102936346

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 116

View: 5295


The research agency of the Forestry Commission

Trees in Anglo-Saxon England

Literature, Lore and Landscape

Author: Della Hooke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843835657

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 6163


A powerful exploration of trees in both the real and the imagined Anglo-Saxon landscape.

The Hidden Places of England

Author: Peter Long

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904434122

Category: Travel

Page: 676

View: 1861


England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.

Woodland walks in Britain

the complete guide to more than 400 walks in England, Scotland and Wales, illustrated and including the full-colour series of British Ordnance Survey maps

Author: Gerald Wilkinson

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780030058530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 8003



Natural England's role in improving sites of special scientific interest


Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102954401

Category: Nature conservation

Page: 40

View: 3664


In 2000, the government set a target of getting 95 per cent of all SSSI land in England into a healthy or improving condition by 2010. In 2002 around 52 per cent of SSSI land was in target condition. Since then, the reported condition of SSSIs has improved and by March 2008, 83 per cent of the land area of SSSIs covering 888,706 hectares was in target condition. 45 per cent was in a healthy condition. A further 38 per cent was improving in condition, though it may take some years to reach a healthy condition. Nearly £400 million of public money has been spent on improving the condition of SSSIs since 2000, equivalent to about £50 per hectare per year. During this period Natural England has identified the condition of all SSSIs and the actions needed to bring them into a healthy condition. Defra and Natural England have worked with major landowners and occupiers to improve the condition of SSSI land. This expenditure and the progress made needs to be supported by improving the administrative and oversight functions of Natural England. All SSSIs are supposed to be subject to assessments every six years, but Natural England is behind with the task. About 25 per cent of units have not been assessed within the required six year period. Around a third of sites do not have conservation objectives in place which describe the conservation needed and allow changes in condition to be judged.