The National Trust cares for some of the most spectacular countryside in Britain. The Trust compiled 100 of its best walks in a pocket-sized paperback. From Stonehenge to Sutton Hoo, from Avebury's stone circle and the Giant's Causeway to the peaks towering about Lake Windermere, from shipwrecks in Cornwall, from mountains to beaches, this is a great guide to get you outdoors and exploring the glories of the English landscape.
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At the front of the book is a map with numbers of each walk showing where in Britain it is located. The walks, ranging from 2 to 8 miles in length, are organised regionally making it easy to explore historical sites, spot wildlife and stunning views wherever you are. The routes are graded according to ease, from two to eight miles in length and include rambles across parkland, adventurous hikes and everything in between.
Family friendly walks are specially flagged, as are walks that are particularly good at certain times of year. Each walk includes a brief introduction, a map, step-by-step directions and things to look out for, including historical sites, birds and plants.
There’s information on transport links, facilities, local attractions and fun stuff for kids, along with maps of each route, this is the perfect guide for exploring Britain's countryside. Most walks are circular and highlight cafes and restaurants along the way. Coloured photographs illustrate each walk.
Author Jilly Macleod studied Zoology at University College, London before joining a leading publishing company as a book editor. She worked on the successful Natural History list at HarperCollins and recently helped compile The National Trust Book of the Countryside. She is a keen walker and British countryside enthusiast.
304 pages with colour images
Book dimensions approx: 19.2cm H x 13.6cm W
Publication Date: 25 September, 2014
Published by National Trust Books, an imprint of Pavilion Books
To order from the National Trust go to National Trust shop
For an interactive map go to National Trust Great British Walk