The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241263654

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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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.
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The End to End Trail

Land's End to John o' Groats on foot

Author: Andy Robinson

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 178362759X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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This guidebook to UK's ultimate challenge walk, the End to End, describes a 1956km (1215 mile) walking route from Land's End in Cornwall to John o' Groats in Scotland's far north - the two points on mainland Britain that are the furthest apart. The recommended route avoids road walking as much as possible and frequently takes advantage of existing long-distance trails, including the South West Coast Path, Pennine Way and West Highland Way. Passing through remote terrain at times and keeping to the hills where practical, it is intended for experienced hill-walkers. The guide includes route description and maps, concentrating on the 'gaps' between the major long-distance trails covered in other Cicerone guides. There is also a wealth of advice to help you prepare for and undertake your walk, covering equipment, safety, supplies and facilities. Notes on history, geography and local sights, along with anecdotes from those who have successfully completed the journey, add interest and inspiration. The route is presented in 61 daily stages (each averaging around 32km), divided into 6 sections; an alternative three-month schedule is also provided. The End to End Trail promises a magnificent adventure through some of the best the British countryside can offer, and a unique sense of achievement on completion of your walk.
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On the Writer's Trail

20 Great Literary Journeys

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Literary Trails, published by the National Trust in 2000, is a richly-illustrated, entertaining and informative read. It provides a fascinating insight into the lives of some of Britain's greatest writers by focusing on the places where they lived and the landscapes, houses and gardens that inspired them. The twenty themed trails cover a wide variety of locations throughout the British Isles -- from Hardy's Wessex, Jane Austen's Hampshire and the Lake District of Coleridge and Wordsworth, to the Cornish coastline, running like a golden thread through the history of English literature -- the Arthurian romances of medieval times to the poetry of Tennyson and the novels of Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier. This handbook provides the reader with the best of both worlds: a fund of background knowledge and insight into writers' lives and work, and a practical, easy-to-follow guidebook. Each trail is illustrated by color photographs and maps and contains detailed instructions for routes to follow. The book also contains a comprehensive gazetteer of all National Trust properties with literary connections.
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Literary Trails

Writers in Their Landscapes

Author: Christina Hardyment

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 256

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