The Pang Valley has been occupied by wildlife and people since soon after the end of the last Ice Age approximately 12,000 years ago. The book explores the richness that results from the valley's heritage and provides readers with the tools to allow them to take the exploration further.
Richly illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, each of the fourteen chapters describes some part of the Pang Valley with an emphasis on some aspect of it's natural wildlife, it's archaeology or it's history. A map of a walk around the area allows you to see for your self.
Dick Greenaway has lived in the valley since 1969 and has been besotted with the study of all aspects of landscape since childhood. He has published a number of booklets on the history and wildlife of the locality and co-edited "In the Valley of the Pang" (2002) with Dorcas Ward. He was awarded the MBE for services to surveying and the environment.
Dorcas Ward was born and grew up in the valley as part of a Bradfield family with deep local roots. She is a noted amateur artist and her drawings grace and enhance this book, as they did the previous volume.
Ben McFarland is a professional freshwater biologist with the Environment Agency who has carried out a number of studies into the freshwater ecology of the River Pang.
Stephen Walker, The Family Bookshop