Walking in the Thames Valley (1st Edition) by Steve Davison (2008)

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Author Steve Davison
ISBN 9781852845704
Isbn if not in re 9781852845704
Format Books
Publisher Cicerone Press
Size 116 x 172 x 15mm
Weight (g) 400 g

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The River Thames flows through some spectacular areas of countryside including open chalk grassland, broadleaved woodland and farmland. The area is also home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs.

The 25 adventurous walks take you through the Southern Chilterns, Berkshire, Lambourn, the North Hampshire Downs and Southern Oxfordshire, all within easy reach of Reading, Newbury, Abingdon and London.

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The River Thames flows through some spectacular areas of countryside including open chalk grassland, broadleaved woodland and farmland. The area is also home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs.

The 25 adventurous walks take you through the Southern Chilterns, Berkshire, Lambourn, the North Hampshire Downs and Southern Oxfordshire, all within easy reach of Reading, Newbury, Abingdon and London.

For those of you with children, the Thames Valley walks are all fairly long and although the terrain is not too hilly, they can be quite strenuous. It's advised that only children who are used to longer walks should attempt these routes, although 10 trails do offer shorter alternatives.

However, if you fancy a longer and more testing walk several long-distance routes pass through the Thames Valley, and all of them are visited by at least one of the walks described in this book. Extra information on 10 of the longer distance walks is also mentioned.

The routes all offer fantastic sites to visit, both historic and modern, from Iron Age hill forts to the Wilton Windmill and the Kennet and Avon Canal. The two-day walk covers 22 miles by following the line of ancient tracks across southern England, many dating back more than 5000 years, and includes an overnight stop at a youth hostel near Segsbury Castle.

The route can also be modified into a long day walk of 18 miles by following alternative directions that are also described in the guidebook.

  • Each route offers key information about the route: distance, time, grade, map, start/finishing places
  • Key information on transport and refreshments.
  • Detailed route descriptions, OS mapping and vibrant colour photographs.
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Author Steve Davison
Isbn 9781852845704
Isbn if not in re 9781852845704
Format Books
Publisher Cicerone Press
Size 116 x 172 x 15mm
Weight (g) 400 g

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