Features twenty circular walks varying in length between 7 and 12 miles, and based on good local pubs. This book includes routes near Symondsbury, Osmington Mills, Gussage All Saints, Studland and Serborne, along with maps and photographs.
A brand-new book in our Pub Walks series, this volume guides the walker to some of the best, most beautiful places in Dorset. The country pubs, upon which each walk is based, have all been chosen for their good food, range of ales, history and character. The 20 circular walks vary in length from 2 and a half - 5 and three quarter miles. The walks include coastal paths at Kingston, Abbotsbury and Eype; woodland walks at Lytchett Minster, Corfe Mullen and Stoke Abbot; downland routes at Sixpenny Handley, Horton and Corfe Castle; and riverside walks at Tarrant Gunville, Moreton, Shillingstone and Hinton St Mary. In addition there are also walks in pretty valleys as at Winterbourne Stickland and Cattistock and through picturesque villages such as Loders and Piddletrenthide. Along the way there is the chance to see Sturt's Folly, a six-storey brick tower; the grave of Lawrence of Arabia; a church pulpit canopy with two bullet holes in it; a Roman road; stained-glass windows by Lawrence Whistler; the pub where Thomas Hardy was a regular and several old railway trackbeds
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. This 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 these regions with easy-to-use color maps to help make sure you don't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.
From sweeping beaches to medieval forests, country pubs to seaside hotels, The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate guide to this stunning part of England. Our expert authors show you all the region's highlights and let you in on the secret spots locals love, with the fully updated listings shown on clear, full-colour maps. Alongside this you'll find gorgeous photography, fascinating historical background and vital practical information - everything from how to get around on public transport to when the best festivals are held. Discover the region's Jurassic geology, prehistoric sites, chocolate-box villages and literary landmarks, all in Rough Guides' trademark tell-it-like-it-is style. Whether you're interested in historic manors or wildlife walks, coastal cycle rides or farm-fresh food, The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight will help you make the most of your time in this beautiful region.
Containing maps and photographs, this is a collection of fifteen circular walks in Dorset each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Lyme Regis, Sherborne, Blandford, Wimborne, Weymouth and Poole.
Preparing For and Tackling Lands End to John oGroats When Youre Old Enough To Know Better
Author: Andrew Beard
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
What makes a sensible, mature, slippers-by-the-fire sort of chap turn suddenly into a hiking junkie? Why would anyone want to switch from doing moderate, two-mile pub walks to trekking an arduous 289 miles along the South West Coast Path? The Hiking Obsession takes you on an alarming journey, from your comfort zone to the trials and tribulations of long-distance walking, from the seed of a flawed idea to the execution of a meticulous but seriously flawed plan. See what happens when it all goes pear-shaped for Tony, from leaky boots to lost hankies, from a broken cross-trainer to sleeping rough in a church. Will he overcome his obsession or slip seamlessly into life as a hobo?
Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities, this helpful guide features all the necessary practical details for a successful trip, including information on distance, gradient, level of difficulty, landscape, dog friendliness, parking availability, and restroom locations. Fascinating background on the history and wildlife of each area is provided, and local points of interest are indicated on accompanying full-color maps. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way—including churches, country houses, museums, villages, and towns—as well as information on local restaurants, tea rooms, and pubs. Revised with new routes and updated maps and information, these guides are your key to experiencing the beauty and variety of the British landscape.