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Read this and over 1 million books with Kindle Unlimited. Meandering in South Hams.: Volume 14 Meandering Walking Series. Meandering in Mid Devon.: Volume 1 Meandering Walking Series 21 Jul Meandering with Man's Best Friend in Devon.: Volume 10 Meandering Walking Series 1 Jan Meandering Pub Walks in Gloucestershire.: Volume 9 Meandering Walking Series 1 Sep Volume 16 Meandering Walking Series 1 Jan Writing from the Left 1 Oct Meandering on Rivers and Canals in Devon: Volume 3 Meandering Walking Series 3 Aug Meandering on the Exe Estuary Trail.: Volume 7 Meandering Walking Series 1 Mar Volume 15 Meandering Walking Series 2 Sep Meandering Tea Room Walks in Devon: Volume 5 Meandering Walking Series 12 Aug Meandering More Pub Walks in Devon.: Volume 12 Meandering Walking Series 2 Sep The countryside is alive with wildlife and a magnificent tapestry of multi coloured fields which can be observed from high up in the hills overlooking the Devon Valleys this then fits together like a giant jigsaw puzzle which looks from above like a model village.
Then in-between the patchwork quilt effect of the fields are the outlines of the rivers twisting and turning through the valleys sparkling and gleaming in the sunlight. Then as you walk on you encounter charming little villages and hamlets that have beautiful thatched cottages the type you find on the chocolate boxes. Meandering Pub Walks in Devon, John Coombes - The book contains ten circular walks which vary in distance from 3 miles to 5 miles.
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The layout explains where to start and park, the type of terrain and what O. S fail to work? The countryside is spectacular with views down river estuaries, out to Dartmoor and tranquil secluded spots hidden even from the motor car. The added bonus is that there is a pub some place along the route to give you a cool drink and refreshments. A lot of the pubs are also dog friendly so in the winter they can sit down by the log fire, the only problem is getting them back out on the road. Some of the pubs are very old so it is worth looking back on there history even has far back as the Knights Templar.
The countryside is beautiful and the walks all have something different to offer along the way. The views can be quite spectacular and to have a Tea Room along the way is nice to relax and enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea. There are open fields, river paths, meadows, woodlands and even small hamlets with there old thatched cottages reserved only for the chocolate boxes.
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It is great to get out in the country and see lots of things you would not see from the car and for the family there is the added bonus of a Tea Room somewhere along the way. Meandering on Rivers and Canals in Devon, John Coombes - There is always something special about setting out on river or canal walks.
The views along the rivers are always on the change and there may be fast flowing water over a weir or slow and babbling along the lower terrain. The rivers tend to twist and turn through the ever changing countryside with there bright colours and rich green fields.
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If they run into any obstacles then they go straight through them or change route and go around so always changing the scenic back drop of the countryside. The wildlife can be very exciting along the rivers with fish, kingfishers, herons and on some rivers even otters, all of which can just disappear into the background and almost go unnoticed. Then there is the canals which are usually much straighter designed stretches of water, because they where used for transporting cargo from the work place to the docks.
Now mostly used by narrow boats for pleasure they set out at a much slower pedestrian pace, this makes it a very tranquil walk along the tow-paths of the many canals. But again the wildlife just seem to fit in and adapt to there surroundings. The book contains 10 circular walks all of different distances to cater for the whole family. There are walks along the Southwest Coast Path and beautiful views, then there is warm and charming thatched cottages in hamlets where you might only see if you went walking.
The Devon area is full of excellent beaches and hidden coves, a lot of the coves were used many years ago for smuggling. This book helps to explorer some of the areas that may not be on the holiday routes, with quiet country lanes, green lanes and open fields. The routes are easy to follow and almost a step by step guide from stile to finish. The book gives you an idea of the type of walk, distance and if it is easy, moderate or strenuous.
This would also include part of the South Hams district at Totnes. Rather than taking the car, experience the historic Tarka rail line and use Tarka Line Walks to hop on and off at the station of your choice and discover the charm and beauty of the surrounding countryside.
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With large-scale ordnance survey maps and clear route descriptions, each walk is very easy to follow, plus colour photos to illustrate the route. I also has central colour plates and Adam-Davis' original sketches. Some of these walks are not circular; most are linked to bus and train routes, the author's mode of travel when writing the book.
The explorations go through many different habitats: The maps are based on Ordnance Survey maps, fifty or more years old, showing clearly the industries once in place. But although these have often disappeared, the pattern of the lanes remains the same today. Valerie Belsey has gathered together 50 walks which take you through wooded slopes, high heathland, river valleys, sheltered coves, exposed headlands and rolling grassland.
She looks at the history of these routes, and the stories that surround them; the smugglers ways in from the coast, the mine workers who had to walk a long way to their quarries, the lace makers who trudged through the lanes bringing lace to Honiton and the drovers moving their animals from one farm to the next. Featured on the walks are castles and ancient monuments, and lively historical heroes such as Thomas Wakley, founder of The Lancet, Cavaliers fleeing from Roundheads, a poet seeking an Ancient Mariner and some tanners still working in a small town based industry.
These 50 lanes readily complement those already explored in "Exploring Green Lanes in the South Hams" and lead the walker forth once again into the 'labyrinth of brambly burrow lanes' with only a bus ticket to protect you! Circular Walks in Central Devon , Simone Stanbrook-Byrne and James Clancy - The countryside of central Devon is often overlooked by walkers in favour of the coasts and moors, but it has much to offer: Having lived in this area for much of their lives, the authors bring you their collection of favoured routes in out-of-the-way places, as well as some better-known beauty spots.
More than just a walking guide, each route includes details of local watering holes for refreshment, places to stay and nearby places of interest. Historic notes, authors' tips and pointers on natural history are also included.
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The exceptional photography which accompanies each walk tempts the reader to venture out and share the authors' love of Devon's great outdoors. South Devon is famed above all for its magnificent rugged coast, stretching from Plymouth in the west to Seaton in the east, a coastline of imposing sandstone cliffs broken into by long winding estuaries and traversed throughout by the South West Path. Punctuating this coast are a series of popular seaside resorts, both large and small, historic ports and picturesque fishing villages. The many delightful and historic old towns include Totnes and Dartmoor and, above all, the cathedral city of Exeter.
And do not forget that the local delicacies of cider, pasties and cream teas add to the overall enjoyment of a walk in South Devon. Crimson Short Walks are the ideal companion to short walks for all ages. Perfect for families, weekend breaks or anyone looking for a short walk option, this series of over 30 guides contain the best 20 circular short walks in each area.
Battlefield Walks - Devon , Rupert Matthews - A peaceful county today, Devon has seen clashes between Dumnonian and Welsh kings in the seventh century, Viking raids in the tenth and eleventh centuries and baronial uprisings in the fifteenth century. It was the Civil War in the mid-seventeenth century that brought the greatest bloodshed to the county.
Rupert Matthews, 'the History Man', presents eighteen guided walks around the battlefields of Devon. He provides an account of events as they unfolded on the ground along with full background and context. His expertise, descriptive powers and lively enthusiasm bring the drama of history vividly to life. Behind the coast on the Devon side of the border, the landscape rises and falls into a series of deep-cut valleys between high plateaus of wild or wooded pebbled-heaths. Between the hills run the rivers that provide the root elements for many place names, notably the Exe, Otter, Sid and Axe.
The ten circular walks, ranging from 4 to 11 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route. Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area.
All along its route is an abundance of beautiful scenery and a rich variety of human and natural history. The ten walks in this Book invite you to explore the Tamar Valley along the tidal reaches in the south and also excursions in the higher parts of the Valley to see ancient churches and farms and places rich in wildflowers and birdsong. Distances vary but none is more than five miles long and each walk is designed for those who enjoy a leisurely amble and who like to stop to quietly enjoy the beauty and history of this special Valley.
Though straddling the central boundaries of Devon and Somerset the area is unknown to many in each county. Despite being crossed in the south by the A30, the A and the A35, much of the area is truly remote.
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It more than justifies designation as an area of outstanding natural beauty though official confirmation was a long time coming. This is a lush landscape that can boast all shades of green, from virtual yellows in spring through to the deep greens of its ancient woods. Although this can sometimes make pastures, valleys and woods blend almost imperceptibly into each other, expect some superb walking country across the Blackdown Hills.
The ten circular walks, ranging from 4 to 9 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer.
One can walk the whole miles from Minehead to Poole Harbour but the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in South Devon while not having to retrace their steps. Whether crossing open moor or walking along a coastal path, trekking through wooded valleys or following a long abandoned canal, it is a convenient pocket-sized companion designed to add an extra dimension to the enjoyment of a leisurely walk. Includes accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and public transport information.
This spectacular route passes through the Exmoor National Park following the highest coastline in England over ft , through numerous idyllic villages such as Lynton and Clovelly, around Barnstaple Bay and Hartland Point to the seaside resort of Bude just over the border with Cornwall. The guide includes 53 large-scale walking maps; itineraries for all walkers; practical information for all budgets - guides to 30 towns and villages showing where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans; comprehensive public transport information; flora and fauna; four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife; responsible tourism; and GPS waypoints.
There's always something special to explore from spectacular coastlines and wild moors to pretty villages and tranquil river valleys. Devon delivers walking experiences of the highest quality. Its amazing geological history has created a multi-faceted landscape ranging from rough uncut cliff faces to polished sun kissed sands, crystal clear waters and smooth rounded hills; even the luminous Devon air adds clarity and sparkle to the brilliance of the landscape. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain.
David Bathurst has walked miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. Do you enjoy a walk with stunning coastal scenery? Pathfinder Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England takes walkers and holidaymakers to the most scenic sections of the South West Coast without needing to walk all miles. Selected from Pathfinder Guides covering South West England, this collection of 30 coastal walks ranges from miles in length and is suitable for walkers of all abilities.
With walks ranging from family rambles to challenging hikes, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of the dramatic coastline of South West England from Somerset and Devon to Cornwall and Dorset. There is also a wealth of useful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs nearby and places of interest en route.