A History Of The Peak District Moors

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1783462817
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A History Of The Peak District Moors from the Author: David Hey. The moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their conversion for grouse shooting and the struggle for the 'right to roam' in modern times. This distinctive landscape is not an untouched, natural relic for it has been shaped by humans over the centuries. Now it is being conserved as part of Britain's first National Park; much of it is in the care of The National Trust. ??The book covers all periods of time from prehistory to the present, for a typical moorland walk might take in the standing stones of a prehistoric stone circle, a medieval boundary marker, a guide stoop dated 1709, the straight walls of nineteenth-century enclosure, a row of Victorian grouse butts, a long line of flagstones brought in by helicopter, and very much more besides. Some of this physical evidence remains puzzling, but most of it can be explained by assiduous research in local record offices. The author has not referenced the documents, as that would have made the book twice as long, but the bibliography provides leads to where the information may be found.??As featured in the Buxton Advertiser, Buxton Today and Peak Courier.

A History Of The South Yorkshire Countryside

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383435X
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A History Of The South Yorkshire Countryside from the Author: David Hey. South Yorkshire has some of the most varied countryside in England, ranging from the Pennine moors and the wooded hills and valleys in the west to the estate villages on the magnesian limestone escarpment and the lowlands in the east. Each of these different landscapes has been shaped by human activities over the centuries. This book tells the story of how the present landscape was created. It looks at buildings, fields, woods and moorland, navigable rivers and industrial remains, and the intriguing place-names that are associated with them.

Landscapes Past And Present

Author: Graeme J. White
Publisher: University of Chester
ISBN: 1908258470
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Landscapes Past And Present from the Author: Graeme J. White. Stretching from the Peak District to the Welsh border and the Irish Sea, Cheshire has a rich diversity of landscapes, some of which it shares with neighbouring counties. This volume, which marks the 30th anniversary of Chester Society for Landscape History, celebrates that diversity, both in and beyond Cheshire, through a series of papers based on members' original research. It covers features dating from the twelfth century to the twentieth, all of which can still be seen today.

Not The West Highland Way

Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653518
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Not The West Highland Way from the Author: Ronald Turnbull. The West Highland Way is one of the finest of Britain's long-distance paths. It passes through six separate mountain ranges, from the tall elegant cone of Ben Lomond and the crag towers of grim Glen Coe to the seductive Mamores. But it doesn't go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens. NOT The West Highland Way makes the most of the surrounding area, taking in sights that the linear Way doesn't allow. With mountain alternatives to all but one of the West Highland Way's nine standard stages, this guidebook takes you on a higher and wilder journey. By taking the best of what the standard Way has to offer and adding in all its diversions away from the linear paths, and get to the heart of what makes the West Highland Way so great. It crosses Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells and the mighty Mamores, while the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe represents the best pub-to-pub to be found in Britain.

Walking In The Ochils Campsie Fells And Lomond Hills

Author: Patrick Baker
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849654913
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Walking In The Ochils Campsie Fells And Lomond Hills from the Author: Patrick Baker. A guide to 33 day walks on the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills. The book offers a mixture of routes, including many popular peaks such as Ben Cleuch, Meikle Bin and West Lomond, as well as areas that are well off the beaten track. The walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse landscape that exists in these ranges, and affords as much importance to smaller peaks and lower-level walks as it does to larger hills and high traverses. Several of the walks include peaks known as 'Donalds' - hills in lowland Scotland over 2000ft that have a drop of 100ft on all sides. The majority of walks included are circular, and wherever possible, start from a suitable place to park a car. These are the most accessible hills in Scotland's Central Belt, despite their close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, these three ranges remain a remarkably uncrowded wilderness area. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.

Walking In Mallorca

Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653666
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Walking In Mallorca from the Author: Paddy Dillon. A comprehensive walking guide to Mallorca. The 80 varied walking routes cover 4 areas around the island - Pollenca and the north, The Central Mountains, Andratx and the south, and the Serra de Llevant. It provides a selection of walks of all degrees of difficulty, and should enable even those limited to a short holiday to make the best use of their time. Circular walks have been described whenever possible, but sometimes it is necessary to return the same way to the starting point. Rugged mountain walks contrast with remote valleys, while waymarked trails give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden mountain passes. Some walks run close to breathtaking cliff coastlines, while others pass through sleepy villages where welcome refreshment can be obtained. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.

The Border Country

Author: Alan Hall
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849655235
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The Border Country from the Author: Alan Hall. Covering the border hills, northern Northumberland and the Southern Uplands, this full-colour third edition of the guide offers a broad selection of around 50 routes, as well as outlining a number of long-distance trails which cross the region. The Border country that lies between England and Scotland is a countryside surrounded by ridge after high ridge rythmically fading into gently folding valleys, through which the Tweed and Teviot rivers flow. The area has been the scene of thousands of years of turbulent history, from the early Iron Age, through the Roman occupation, with influences down the years of both Celtic and Christian beliefs. The guide offers the hillwalker routes which will open up this broad and expansive landscape, giving a real taste of solitude and affinity with this unique area.

War And Peat

Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1904098576
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War And Peat from the Author: Ian D. Rotherham.

War Peat

Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 190409855X
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War Peat from the Author: Ian D. Rotherham. "The themes of this book were addressed at a major international conference in 2013, and the expanded papers are presented here as chapters with an introduction by Ian D. Rotherham. The papers are grouped around several themes: Military Landscapes; Battles and Battlefields; The Impacts of Conflict and War; War & Peat in the Peak District; and Non-military Campaigns. As we approach the centenary of the Great War (WW1), matters of landscape, terrain, resources and strategies become increasingly topical and relevant. The relationships of people and landscapes, of economies and conflicts, and ecology and history, are complex and multi-faceted. For peatlands, including bogs, fens, moors, and heaths, the interactions of people and nature in relation to history and conflicts, are both significant and surprising."--

Secret Peak District

Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445662493
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Secret Peak District from the Author: Mike Smith. Explore the Peak District's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.