Produced in association with the Rambler’s Association and Harvey’s Maps, this brand new series covers some of the most popular walking areas in Britain and Ireland, combining detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife.
The walks in this book, each including a short element of the official Ridgeway Path, aim to show you the astonishing variety of historic interest and scenery to be found in these chalk hills, from the intimate wild flower-filled combes of the Chiltern to the sweeping views of the Marlborough Downs.
The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it.
•The main section of the book comprises 30 walks, suitable for all abilities, from young children to experienced walkers. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarising useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest.
•Illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, each walk is described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. The text also gives the history of landmarks along the way and information about the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs.