The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset


Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241263654

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 2669

From the genteel Georgian terraces of Bath to the wilderness expanses of Exmoor, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset provides an all-round account of this richly rewarding region, with comprehensive details of what to see, what to do and where to sleep, eat and drink. Useful context and background information accompany all the practicalities, interspersed with vivid, full-colour photos and some of the clearest maps to be found in any guidebook. Rough Guides' local experts cover high culture and street art, from the architectural glory of Wells Cathedral to Bristol's exuberant murals, as well as all the options for getting active, including cycling on the Somerset Levels and hiking in the Quantock Hills. Alongside information on the best local festivals, there are full reviews of the worthiest restaurants and the most characterful pubs. Beyond the borders of Somerset but within easy reach, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset also takes in such hotspot destinations as Salisbury and Stonehenge, as well as the full-on family attraction of Longleat. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset.

The South West of England


Author: Lorraine Weeks,Graham Blight

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711226029

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 8797

The South West of England covers an amazing array of coastal and inland woodlands from the Forest of Savernake in Wiltshire down through Dorset, Somerset and Devon to Helston and Falmouth in Cornwall.

Exploring Environmental History


Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6240

This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.

Woodland walks in Britain

the complete guide to more than 400 walks in England, Scotland and Wales, illustrated and including the full-colour series of British Ordnance Survey maps


Author: Gerald Wilkinson

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780030058530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9373

Trees in Anglo-Saxon England

Literature, Lore and Landscape


Author: Della Hooke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843835657

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 8622

A powerful exploration of trees in both the real and the imagined Anglo-Saxon landscape.

The Hidden Places of England


Author: Peter Long

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904434122

Category: Travel

Page: 676

View: 4683

England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.

Natural England's role in improving sites of special scientific interest



Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102954401

Category: Nature conservation

Page: 40

View: 1047

In 2000, the government set a target of getting 95 per cent of all SSSI land in England into a healthy or improving condition by 2010. In 2002 around 52 per cent of SSSI land was in target condition. Since then, the reported condition of SSSIs has improved and by March 2008, 83 per cent of the land area of SSSIs covering 888,706 hectares was in target condition. 45 per cent was in a healthy condition. A further 38 per cent was improving in condition, though it may take some years to reach a healthy condition. Nearly £400 million of public money has been spent on improving the condition of SSSIs since 2000, equivalent to about £50 per hectare per year. During this period Natural England has identified the condition of all SSSIs and the actions needed to bring them into a healthy condition. Defra and Natural England have worked with major landowners and occupiers to improve the condition of SSSI land. This expenditure and the progress made needs to be supported by improving the administrative and oversight functions of Natural England. All SSSIs are supposed to be subject to assessments every six years, but Natural England is behind with the task. About 25 per cent of units have not been assessed within the required six year period. Around a third of sites do not have conservation objectives in place which describe the conservation needed and allow changes in condition to be judged.

Countryside Planning

New Approaches to Management and Conservation


Author: Kevin Bishop,Adrian Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136568689

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 2861

Not since the 19th century has the future of the countryside been such a focus of political and public attention, nor of profound uncertainty and anguished debate. A watershed has now been reached, and in this time of unprecedented change, new tools are needed for planning and managing the countryside. Increasingly the 'drivers' of countryside management and conservation are European and international. They aim to provide comprehensive new frameworks for the whole countryside, and encourage community-driven planning and protection. There have been numerous responses at the country and local levels within the UK. In this book, a broad range of scholars and practitioners review the international drivers affecting countryside policy and practice, and - through a variety of case studies - they assess the value of country and local responses. The result is a powerful and coherent volume that provides a fully up-to-date review and analysis of the pressures on the countryside, the policies for the future and the keys to successful implementation. Countryside Planning is essential reading for planners, local authorities and rural organizations, conservationists and environmental groups, as well as academics and students in planning, rural studies, environmental studies and geography.

The Shapwick Project, Somerset

A Rural Landscape Explored


Author: Christopher M. Gerrard,Michael Aston

Publisher: Maney Pub

ISBN: 9781905981861

Category: History

Page: 1047

View: 2331

The Shapwick Project, undertaken between 1989-99 is one of the most detailed studies of a single medieval settlement and its landscape. A principal aim of the project was to examine processes of nucleation, a current hot topic in medieval archaeology. This massive volume represents the final report from the project. It contains sections on methodology, on the various surveys undertaken (historical, architectural, archaeological and ecological), on the excavations themselves and on the finds, both material and environmental. The conclusions chart the development of settlement patterns at Shapwick from prehistory to the present day.

The Hidden Places of England


Author: Barbara Vesey

Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781902007434

Category: England

Page: 844

View: 7450

An easy to use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information and by its concentration on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while, of course, covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers .

The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking


Author: Gill Stewart

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408186586

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4145

Nordic walking – a specific technique for walking with poles that is far more effective in burning calories and whole-body toning than walking alone – is growing rapidly in the UK and worldwide. Here at last is a clear, simple guide to help you understand everything you need to know about Nordic walking whether you are a beginner, a more experienced Nordic walking enthusiast or a health and fitness professional. The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking expels all the myths and simply provides advice and information on how to Nordic walk, who with, where and most importantly why. Organised into clear sections to help you to find exactly what you are looking for quickly, the guide is packed with tips, case studies, research, exercise plans and equipment advice, it is the complete manual for Nordic walkers of all levels. The book is endorsed by Nordic Walking UK and has contributions from worldwide experts including Martin Christie (who brought Nordic walking to the UK) Tom Rutlin, Jose Manual Fernandez Molina and Fabio Moretti.

The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight


Author: Amanda Tomlin,Matthew Hancock

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409364941

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 9038

The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate travel guide to these beautiful and diverse regions of southern England. With detailed coverage of all the top attractions, you'll discover the hidden gems of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and find the best beaches on the Isle of Wight and along the stunning south coast, which includes the famous Jurassic Coast. The guide features practical advice on what to see and do, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight also includes detailed walks and cycling routes, historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink. Explore every corner of the regions with easy-to-use colour maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Now available in ePub format.

Let's Go

Budget guide to Europe including Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and the USSR


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 7151

Vols. for 1982- include Israel, Morocco, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia and the USSR.

Frommer's 97 England


Author: Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince,Suzy Gershman

Publisher: Frommer

ISBN: 9780028611327

Category: Travel

Page: 610

View: 9556

Provides information on accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing, outdoor activities, shopping, and entertainment

Frommer's England from $60 a Day


Author: Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780028616513

Category: Travel

Page: 752

View: 1278

Extensively rewritten this year and boasting 12 new interior maps, "England from $60 a Day" offers readers hundreds of choices for cozy, comfortable accommodations, memorable pubs, and affordable restaurants. Packed with money-saving tips and complete sightseeing information, it's the perfect companion guide to both London and the countryside.