Coastlines

The Story of Our Shore

Author: Patrick Barkham

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847088988

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Page: 292

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Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves. As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast - from ancient conquests and smuggler's routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket-and-spade holidays - to tell a more profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores.
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The UK's County Tops

Reaching the top of 91 historic counties

Author: Jonny Muir

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965963X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This inspiring guide describes 82 walking routes to the highest points (?tops') of the UK's 91 historic counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Inverness-shire's Ben Nevis (1344m) to Huntingdonshire's Boring Field (80m), visiting 10 national parks and numerous Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, including the Cairngorms, Dartmoor and the Lake District. There are a range of walks for all abilities and something for everyone, wherever they are in the UK, whether at home, on holiday or just travelling through. The graded routes range from strolls over easy ground to mountaineering expeditions. Some rank among the finest summits in the UK: Ben Lomond, Helvellyn, Pen y Fan, The Cheviot, Scafell Pike, Slieve Donard and Worcestershire Beacon. Others appear in unlikely places such as a military firing zone in Yorkshire and a back garden in south-east London and every top has its own story. The author was the first person to reach all 91 tops in one trip without motorised transport and recorded his adventure in his first book ?Heights of Madness'. Here he shares his routes, top tips and interesting facts about the tops and the historic counties. Illustrated with OS maps, sketch maps and colour photographs.
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The Pub Guide 2008

Author: Denise Laing

Publisher: Aa Pub

ISBN: 9780749552985

Category: Travel

Page: 810

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Over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, taverns, gastro- pubs and welcoming hostelries are included, carefully selected on merit with no charge for entry. Full colour throughout with more photographs than competing guides. The guide also features inspected and rated accommodation. Each entry includes information on opening times, prices and food. Quality seafood pubs are highlighted. There are also useful symbols throughout, such as AA Rosettes and Stars to indicate the quality of food and accommodation and a Wine Glass to identify where a range of wines are available by the glass.
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Slow Dorset

Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623938

Category: Travel

Page: 234

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Dorset is quintessential rural England: rolling hills, thatched houses, narrow, winding lanes and stunning stately homes and gardens. A large part of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes the Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site. Slow Dorset is a personal celebration of what makes Dorset special - an invitation to slow down and enjoy its beauty. The author takes you on a personal journey through the county introducing some of Dorset's best kept secrets and hidden delights including little known walks, cycle rides, pubs, local craftsmen and visitor attractions. Interviews with local artisans and farmers, and contributions from local experts help you to get under the skin of the county. Whether you are looking for fossils around Lyme Regis, taking to horseback for a ride across the exhilarating expanse of Studland Heath,chatting to stallholders at a farmers' market, wandering in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy or walking the South West Coast Path, this book delivers the best of the area with affection and gusto.
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