Walking in the North Wessex Downs PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Walking in the North Wessex Downs free pdf This guidebook to 30 walks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) explore walking routes between 7 and 20km in length, through Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, and are suitable for walkers of all abilities. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS maps, are plenty of details on points of interest, as well as practical information on the area from public transport links, to ideal refreshment stops on each walk. The result is an ideal companion to exploring both the popular and untouched corners of the North Wessex Downs. The name 'Wessex' brings to mind Alfred the Great, Saxon hordes and chalk downs sculpted into ancient forts. And while that is all true, the North Wessex Downs are also accessible hills that rise above the towns and rural plains of southern England and roll gently west from Reading and Basingstoke to Swindon and down past Malborough to Andover. From white horses carved into chalk hillsides, to Avebury hill fort, neolithic barrows, ancient villages tucked next to babbling rivers in the shadow of the Downs and long panoramic views from county high-points, the North Wessex Downs offer walkers days of exploration in the south of England.

About Steve Davison

Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has lived in Berkshire for over 25 years. He has written a number of books as well as articles for magazines and national and local newspapers, specialising in hill-walking and UK and European travel, and counts nature, geology and the countryside among his particular interests. A keen hill-walker for many years, and a Mountain Leader, Steve has also worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. He is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

Details Book

Author : Steve Davison
Publisher : Cicerone Press
Data Published : 08 June 2015
ISBN : 185284728X
EAN : 9781852847289
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Walking in the North Wessex Downs

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • 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..

  • Lonely Planet Wessex free pdfLonely Planet Wessex

    'Lonely Planet guides are. quite simply. like no other'. New York Times This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest England guide book and includes: * Wessex chapter * Understanding England * Wessex maps This laid-back corner of the country is packed with prime prehistoric sites..

  • The Ridgeway free pdfThe Ridgeway

    Running for nearly 90 miles across southern England. the Ridgeway National Trail is one of our most ancient cross-county routes. Following the crest of a sequence of well-defined chalk escarpments - the Marlborough Downs..

  • Neolithic Horizons free pdfNeolithic Horizons

    Neolithic Horizons investigates some of our most remarkable and iconic archaeological sites: the great public monuments at Stonehenge and Avebury and others like them and places them within their landscape context-the rolling chalklands of Wessex..

  • Big Walks of the South free pdfBig Walks of the South

    From the South Downs Way to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of southern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling valleys or tackling rugged cliff-top paths..

  • Walking in the North Wessex Downs free pdfWalking in the North Wessex Downs

    . This guidebook to 30 walks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) explore walking routes between 7 and 20km in length, through Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxford