Walks Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Walks Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire free pdf The long search for a lost dog inspired author Judy Jones to research and write this comprehensive walkers' guide to the glorious countryside around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire. This handy-sized book features: - 25 walks from 3 to 8 miles long - Clear directions with sketch maps and photos - Easy, moderate and more challenging routes, independetly tested - What to look out for and pubs along the way Sprawling south from the heart of the Cotswolds to the northern edges of the Wiltshire Downs lie quiet stretches of undulating farming country, parkland, streams and rivers - the infant Thames and the Wiltshire Avon. Here the variety of the landscape, and the huge network of public rights of way that criss-cross it, combine to create a walkers' paradise, steeped in fascinating history. You will discover canals undergoing restoration, England's longest village and the country's largest natural colony of the delicate wildflower snakeshead fritillary. You will pass Royal residences, see Brunel's famous Box Tunnel and walk along sections of the ancient Fosse Way, and the magnificent Ridgeway. The Cotswold Water Park, and the branches of the Avon around Malmesbury and nearby villages provide ample bird-watching opportunities. All routes feature pubs that serve food, many of which have good-sized gardens, and the pub phone numbers are listed. While most of the featured walks are in Wiltshire, some lie over the county boundary in south Gloucestershire. If it's far-reaching panoramic views that you're after, you will find fabulous vantage points from Barbury Castle, south west of Swindon- Box Hill, towards Bath- and from Windill Hill and West Kennett Long Barrow towards Avebury and Europe's oldest man-made mound Silbury Hill. The book aims to satisfy the needs of novice and experienced walkers alike, the shorter ones, at least, being suitable for family excursions- and to help readers find fresh air, affordable fun and healthy recreation all year round.

About Judy Jones

Judy Jones is an author and freelance writer, based in Malmesbury since 1997. She trained and qualified as a journalist in the late 1970s and worked on local, regional and national newspapers, latterly as a staff correspondent on The Observer and The Independent, specialising in parliament and politics, and later health and social services. Her other books include Downshifting (Hodder Mobius), Isambard's Kingdom (Sutton) and Bike Rides Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire.

Details Book

Author : Judy Jones
Publisher : Blue Tree Books
Data Published : 01 January 2008
ISBN : 0955768209
EAN : 9780955768200
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Walks Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire free pdfA Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire

    Excerpt from A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire The following pages must not be considered as comprising an exhaustive Glossary of our Wiltshire Folk-speech. The field is a wide one. and though much has been accomplished much more still remains to be done..


  • The Avebury Landscape free pdfThe Avebury Landscape

    It is over one hundred years since the publication of the wide ranging archaeological field investigation undertaken on the Marlborough Downs by the Rev A C Smith. His work Guide to the British and Roman Antiquities of the North Wiltshire Downs in a Hundred Square Miles round Abury was originally published in two volumes in 1884 by the Marlborough College Natural History Society..


  • Scenic Walks in West Cork free pdfScenic Walks in West Cork

    West Cork is a place apart. with its unique combination of ?ora. fauna. history and landscape. and is quietly explored by large numbers of visitors annually. This guide to some of the best low-level walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance the walker's enjoyment and appreciation of the routes..


  • Walks Along the Thames Path free pdfWalks Along the Thames Path

    Featuring 25 circular walks. "Walks along the Thames Path". takes in beautiful countryside. busy towns. historic palaces and cost pubs. with nearby places of interested included as optional extras..


  • Swimming without Mangoes free pdfSwimming without Mangoes

    Autobiography describing the childhood in Swindon. Wiltshire. England of an immigrant boy from Monserrat. West Indies. who went on to become a distinguished barrister and law lecturer..


  • Walks Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire free pdfWalks Around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire

    Free Ereader Books. The long search for a lost dog inspired author Judy Jones to research and write this comprehensive walkers' guide to the glorious countryside around Malmesbury and North Wiltshire.