Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: some minor knocking and scratches to the dust cover but content is fine.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Walk in the Woods: Exploring Britain's Greatest Woodland Hardcover – 17 Sep 2009

4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 17 Sep 2009
click to open popover

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

60 Kindle Books for £1
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to £1 each. Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; UK ed. edition (17 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711229570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711229570
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 2.4 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 644,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


A Walk in the Woods succeeds in its purpose of inspiring readers to don boots and explore forests for themselves. || A literary ramble through this inspiring tome will not only give you the opportunity to appreciate the incredible diversity and remarkable beauty of our native woodland, it will no doubt also make you want to get out there and explore a wild habitat near you that hasn't lost its timeless quality or wonderful sense of intrigue. || Ranges over twenty-five different topics and provides examples from sites all over Britain, including some of Britain's most ancient and distinctive trees, all beautifully photographed in all their glory by renowned landscape photographer Archie Miles. || His passion for these sites shines through the text - illustrated by beautiful photographs - which is packed with information on plant and wildlife habitats as well as the cultural history of the areas… Anyone with an interest in natural history will find much to enjoy in this new book. || This magnificent book, with its superb photos and fascinating text, covers a wide range of intriguing issues over woodland in the broadest sense, both historical and modern. Delving into its pages is like opening a new route to what was once a familiar world that puts a new perspective on that world. If I had to recommend one book on trees or woodland off my bookshelves, this would be the one. || Miles's lavish and lyrical landscape photography illustrates his down-to-earth text describing 46 of Britain's greatest woodland sites. || Miles offers a comprehensive study of the history of the forest, as well as further discussion on the bio-diversity of the space, inviting the reader to dive into his crisp autumnal images. It's enough to make you reach for your walking boots! || Make no mistake, this is a classy book, written with an obvious passion about each and every stretch of woodland profiled, and packed with some glorious pictures. || Archie Miles's photographic exploration is inspirational, and living where I do in one of the least wooded counties of the country, not a little jealous making. || If you go down to the woods today with Archie Miles, you may not be in for a great surprise, but you should still find the experience a treat. Miles, a tree photographer turned tree chronicler, has produced a string of beautiful books on his favourite subject already, and here is more of the same. That is no criticism though. How could it be, when it means more sumptuous photographs, more vivid descriptions of the countryside and another chancce to share in his delight at the wonders of the woods. || Stunning photos, sharply focused, half fill this book… I like books that inspire exploration of new territory - this is sure to delight many a recipient this Christmas. || Into the woods via Miles's rapturous photography and fluent prose. || Miles's words, as much as his photos, make the reader want to get out among the trees. || Such a fascinating account that woodland may never seem the same to many readers again to many readers, certainly myself. || Lovers of walks invested with interesting facts and details as well as fine views will be glad they bought Archie Miles's book. Deciding where to rush off to first, however, will not be easy as he makes each one a tempting stroll… An essential for lovers of Britain's woodlands looking for new treasures.

About the Author

Archie Miles has had an abiding passion for landscape photography stretching back 35 years, developing since the early 1990s a special interest in trees and woodland. He wrote and photographed Silva - The Tree in Britain, a cultural overview of all aspects of Britain's trees, published in 1999. Subsequently, he was the author/photographer for The Trees that made Britain (2006), in association with the BBC2 series, and Hidden Trees of Britain in 2007.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 6 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 6 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 29 September 2009
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 11 October 2009
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 24 February 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 1 October 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 24 July 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?