Building Countryside Paths and Tracks

This guide is useful for those interested in the background of countryside maintenance.


Author: Andy Radford

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861268521

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Building Countryside Paths and Tracks aims to introduce the reader to the methods required to construct rights of way, from knowing how to navigate a path's definitive line using a map and compass to the inclusion of footbridges across streams and rivers. A practical step-by-step guide to creating, repairing, and restoring a path or track, this book also discusses important safety procedures, materials, and tools. Although aimed primarily at somebody wishing to embark on a practical countryside career, this book is also an essential guide for anyone interested in the background of countryside maintenance. Furthermore, the projects herein can be used in garden projects or for agricultural purposes, and therefore are useful for all those involved in the maintenance of the countryside or landscape gardening.

Walk East Midlands

Undulating countryside , some paths may be obstructed by crops and are mostly muddy in winter Starting point : Braunston in ... Pass farm buildings , taking path on left along farm track , around the lake to reach some cattle sheds .



Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850588244

Category: East Midlands (England)

Page: 250

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Old Wheelways

However, that campaign made slow progress in provincial America, and restless wheelmen instead turned their energies to more satisfying endeavors: the building of suburban and rural bicycle paths. Contexts for the conception, planning, ...


Author: Robert L. McCullough

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262029469

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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How American bicyclists shaped the landscape and left traces of their journeys for us in writing, illustrations, and photographs. In the later part of the nineteenth century, American bicyclists were explorers, cycling through both charted and uncharted territory. These wheelmen and wheelwomen became keen observers of suburban and rural landscapes, and left copious records of their journeys—in travel narratives, journalism, maps, photographs, illustrations. They were also instrumental in the construction of roads and paths (“wheelways”)—building them, funding them, and lobbying legislators for them. Their explorations shaped the landscape and the way we look at it, yet with few exceptions their writings have been largely overlooked by landscape scholars, and many of the paths cyclists cleared have disappeared. In Old Wheelways, Robert McCullough restores the pioneering cyclists of the nineteenth century to the history of American landscapes. McCullough recounts marathon cycling trips around the Northeast undertaken by hardy cyclists, who then describe their journeys in such magazines as The Wheelman Illustrated and Bicycling World; the work of illustrators (including Childe Hassam, before his fame as a painter); efforts by cyclists to build better rural roads and bicycle paths; and conflicts with park planners, including the famous Olmsted Firm, who often opposed separate paths for bicycles. Today's ubiquitous bicycle lanes owe their origins to nineteenth century versions, including New York City's “asphalt ribbons.” Long before there were “rails to trails,” there was a movement to adapt existing passageways—including aqueduct corridors, trolley rights-of-way, and canal towpaths—for bicycling. The campaigns for wheelways, McCullough points out, offer a prologue to nearly every obstacle faced by those advocating bicycle paths and lanes today. McCullough's text is enriched by more than one hundred historic images of cyclists (often attired in skirts and bonnets, suits and ties), country lanes, and city streets.

Irish Countryside Buildings

The large rural population and its dispersed pattern is the principal reason for this complex system of roads . ... bending to avoid an old farm complex there , following the lines of older tracks , always , as it were , trying to find ...


Author: Patrick Shaffrey


ISBN: UVA:X001015030

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The Complexity of Rural Migration in China

Villages have their unique characteristics and there is no uniform way to build a new socialist countryside. Different villages need to choose suitable development paths based on their respective local conditions.


Author: Xiong Fengshui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000284522

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book examines socio-economic relationships and cultural changes in contemporary rural China, focusing on the experience of a typical Chinese village the working-age population of which has been hollowed out by outbound labor migration. The volume sheds light on the inherent complexity of peasants’ material, economic, and emotional dependency on the countryside, and how these relationships shape their experience of migration and the personal transformation that comes with it. Simplistic binaries such as “traditional” and “modern” are left to one side in favour of a multifaceted approach to understanding the interactions among people, institutions, and the natural environment. The book will appeal to academics of sociology and anthropology and general readers interested in China’s rural society.

Foot tracks in New Zealand

The council allocated about $114,000 annually for inspecting, main- taining and upgrading its tracks. ... council published Regional Walkways and Cycleways Strategy for Taranaki, covering urban and rural paths, tracks and routes.


Author: Pete McDonald

Publisher: Pete McDonald

ISBN: 9780473191917

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1000

View: 293

Foot-tracks in New Zealand examines the development of walking tracks over two centuries, from the early 19th century to about 2011. The paperback version comes in two volumes but is otherwise identical to the electronic version. Page size: A4 Format: Paperback, 2 vol. ISBN: 0473191911, 9780473191917 Number of pages: 1000 About: Trails, Tracks, New Zealand, History, Recreation, Land access. Availability: By print on demand from The Fine Print Company, Waipukurau, Central Hawke’s Bay, 4200, NZ.

Tourism and Trails

The Ale Trail in Canada, discussed later, is a good example of the importance of building network capital and common ... Nature trails, or countryside pathways, are themed as connectors or recreation trails that provide access to nature ...


Author: Dr. Dallen J. Timothy

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845414801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 105

Trails and routes have been indispensable to travel and tourism over the centuries, helping to form the basis of mobility patterns of the past and the present. This book is the first to comprehensively examine these tourism trails from a tourism and recreation perspective. This cutting-edge volume is global in scope and discusses a wide range of natural, cultural and developed linear resources for tourism and recreation. The book is suitable for both researchers and students who are interested in cultural heritage-based tourism, recreation and leisure studies, landscape and change, human mobility, geography, environmental management, and broader interests in destination planning, development and management.

Rural Investments to Accelerate Growth and Poverty Reduction in Kenya

This paper examines the impact of alternative growth paths and rural investments on poverty using an economy-wide model. ... Building rural roads and reducing agricultural transaction costs significantly reduces poverty and encourages ...


Author: James Thurlow, Jane Kiringai, and Madhur Gautam

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Social Science


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The Land of France 1815 1914

Everywhere, their impact on the surrounding countryside was slight, since most minor roads and tracks from villages and ... to contribute three days' labour each year or pay an appropriate tax for building and maintaining local roads.


Author: Hugh D. Clout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351729925

Category: History

Page: 182

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This book, first published in 1983, attempts to examine the rural change in France between 1815 and 1914 with a sustained and explicit spatial approach. This volume represents a position in which space and time are meshed in an analysis of the forces underlying land-use and other changes that have contributed much to the making of the French landscape. In this book the shift from the rural economy towards the urban markets in this period is examined thoroughly, using the vast statistical record of cadastral surveys and agricultural enquiries as well as contemporary reports and agricultural journals. The detailed mapping of historical data is a major feature of the treatment. As a scholarly account of a major topic in historical geography, The Land of France 1815-1914 should appear to all students and researchers with interests in historical and rural geography and economic history and especially those specialising in European studies.

Building Rural Community Resilience Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Recognizing this, many rural communities are focusing less on attracting businesses through tax incentives and easing regulations and placing emphasis on attracting people by building trails, revitalizing downtowns, and supporting the ...


Author: Charlie French

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000538465

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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Drawing from empirical analyses, case studies, and a synthesis of best practices, this book explores how innovation manifests itself in rural places and how it contributes to entrepreneurial development and resilience. Innovation in rural places may come about as a result of new forms of collaboration; policies that leverage rural assets and address critical service or product gaps; novel strategies for accessing financial capital; infusion of arts into aspects of community life; and cultivation of networks that bridge entrepreneurs, organizations, and institutions. The chapters illustrate how a number of innovation-related characteristics relate to economic vibrancy in rural places such as a strong connection to the arts, adaptive and sustainable use of natural resources, value-chain integrated food systems, robust bridging social capital networks, creative leveraging of technology, and presence of innovation-focused entrepreneurs. Through exploration of these and other topics, this book will provide insights and best practices for rural community and economic development scholars and practitioners seeking to strengthen the rural innovation ecosystem.