A Year in the Life of the Welsh Marches

Author: Derry Brabbs

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited


Category: Art

Page: 128

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Stretching along the bordering counties with England – Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire – the Welsh Marches are made up of a mixture of mountains and moorlands, farms and wooded river valleys. The densest concentration of motte-and-bailey castles anywhere in England or Wales is to be found in this fine walking territory.

Under the Tump

Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders

Author: Oliver Balch

Publisher: Faber & Faber


Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 870

Sheep, hills and inbreds. The typical image of rural Wales is hardly flattering. So why is a little market town in the Welsh Marches attracting waves of newcomers? Hay-on-Wye is hardly 'typical'. Nestled under the Black Mountains, it's home to 20 second-hand bookshops and the UK's largest literary festival. Yet is that the sum of its appeal? From an old pottery workshop under a castle tump, Oliver Balch embarks on an entertaining expedition of his new home to find out who and what makes it tick. In his signature reportage style, his investigations take him to the weekly market with the Merry Widows and down the pub with the local old boys. He meets with ex-hippies up in the hills and visits a self-appointed King in his palace. Oliver Balch avoids romanticising the British countryside in favour of an honest and vividly told sketches of real life on the Welsh borders. An unusual portrait of a very unusual place.

The Marches of Wales

Notes and Impressions on the Welsh Borders, from the Severn Sea to the Sands O'Dee

Author: Charles George Harper



Category: Wales

Page: 368

View: 917

Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature




Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


View: 996

The Welsh Borders

Author: Roy Millward



Category: Borders of Wales - History

Page: 256

View: 571

New Scientist





Page: 80

View: 914

New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

An Introduction to the Geological Conservation Review

Author: N. V. Ellis



Category: Environmental geology

Page: 131

View: 717

Explains why Britain's earth heritage is important and how the national series of Earth heritage sites was identified in the Geological Conservation Review. This work also describes how these sites are protected by law, and how they are conserved. It also includes an introduction to the geological history of Britain.

Wild Guide Wales

Hidden Places, Great Adventures and the Good Life

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing


Category: Wales

Page: 272

View: 214

Reveals hidden places in Wales, and the Herefordshire and Shropshire Marches. Secret beaches, sea caves and coasteering. Wild swimming and waterfalls. Easy scrambles and gorge walks. Sunset hill forts and unknown peaks. Sacred sites, holy wells and standing stones. Ruined castles and more

What Life Has Taught Me

Author: Sir James Marchant

Publisher: London : Odhams Press


Category: Conduct of life

Page: 310

View: 160