This guidebook offers all the information walkers need to enjoy the 338km (210 miles) of the Severn Way. Beginning at the River Severn's source in Powys, mid-Wales, the route follows the entire Severn Valley, meandering through many superb landscapes and interesting towns and villages before finishing near Bristol, in south-west England.The step-by-step route description is divided into four county sections, accompanied by OS map extracts and packed with historical and geographical information about the places along the way. Also includes a route to the source of the river via Plynlimon and a link route from Severn Beach back to Bristol at the end.The River Severn pulls together threads of history, trade, commerce, civil war and the lives of ordinary folk to produce a tapestry that is finely woven and rich in colour. That walkers should want to trace its course, its many twists and turns, is hardly surprising, not least because of its capacity to offer countless challenges and plentiful delights. Walking the Severn Way is a chance to get away from it all and relax without having to resort to distant mountain regions. Seasons: May to September should avoid the usual periods of flooding and the muddy aftermath they bring.Centres: main centres are Worcester and Gloucester. Other centres are Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Stourport and Tewkesbury, plus numerous small villages and hamlets.Difficulty: a regular walker should find no difficulty following the Severn Way. Once descended from the Hafren Forest and the upper Severn, easy river walking ensues all the way to Severn Beach. Equipment and clothing for day walking is adequate.Must See: flowing through the most superb landscapes and past appealing towns and villages, the River Severn pulls together threads of history, trade, commerce, civil war and the lives of ordinary folk. It is the longest river in the UK.
20 circular walks exploring the varied and unspoilt landscape of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walks vary from 2.5 to 10 miles in length. Some cross rolling farmland and leafy woodland, others are on the open moors, including magnificent ridge walks with panoramic views.
Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet.
Guidebook to 25 walks in the Forest of Dean, between the Severn and Wye, from 4-mile routes to all-day sections of long-distance trails such as the Offa's Dyke Path and Gloucestershire Way, this guide is ideal for exploring the forest and its history and includes the information needed for walkers of all abilities to explore this ancient area.
Take on 28 beautiful walks across South Devon & Dartmoor with the OS Pathfinder Guidebooks, graded by length and ranging from 2 ½ to 10 miles. The routes range from extended strolls to longer hikes, offering something for all levels! This collection of walks covers the picturesque area of South Devon, plus the Southern part of Dartmoor National Park, an area acclaimed as the last great wilderness of Great Britain.
The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are linked both by geography the forest forming the eastern rim of the valley for much of the Wye's lower reaches and by history, since they share a common heritage as a border between England and Wales.
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