Walks in the Country Near London

Twenty-five walks reveal the myriad treasures lying just beyond London's urban sprawl by one of Britain's most respected travel writers and walking columnists. Full-color photos. Maps.

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Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 1847739466

Category: England, South East

Page: 208

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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

Time Out Country Walks

Guaranteed to breathe life into even the most jaded walker, these are glorious walks through the scenic countryside near London.

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Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 9781846702228

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 378

Guaranteed to breathe life into even the most jaded walker, these are glorious walks through the scenic countryside near London. Time Out Country Walks, Volume 2 contains easy-to-use, detailed maps and photos to keep travelers on the right path. There are options for shortening or varying the walks, and recommendations for pubs and cafés are also included.

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Author: Juliet Gregor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0702831417

Category:

Page: 63

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Country Walks

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Author: London Transport Board

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:19959202

Category: England

Page: 118

View: 610

Country Walks Near London

There's an astonishing range of peaceful countryside within easy reach of the city, and this book is the key to it.

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Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671712640

Category: Walking

Page: 208

View: 187

There's an astonishing range of peaceful countryside within easy reach of the city, and this book is the key to it. Londoners longing to escape the city for just a few hours of exhilarating fresh air and exercise can choose from 52 walks, one for each weekend of the year, all within an hour or so of London, and most accessible by public transport.

Walking New York

Yet walking in London found a few champions. ... called “walkmongers,” people who insisted on going for a walk in the country: “Whenever I was with friends ...

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Author: Stephen Miller

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823263165

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Walk along with New York’s most celebrated writers on a tour of the city that inspired them in this “evolving portrait of New York through the centuries” (The New York Observer). ONE OF THE NEW YORK OBSERVER’S TOP 10 BOOKS FOR FALL It’s no wonder that New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Manhattan is one of the most walkable cities in the world. But while many novelists, poets, and essayists have enjoyed long walks in New York, their experiences varied widely. Walking New York is a study of celebrated writers who walked the streets of New York and wrote about the city in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Though the writers were often irritated, disturbed, and occasionally shocked by what they saw on their walks, they were still fascinated by the city Cynthia Ozick called “faithfully inconstant, magnetic, man-made, unnatural—the synthetic sublime.” Returning to New York after an absence of two decades, Henry James loathed many things about “bristling” New York, while native New Yorker Walt Whitman both celebrated and criticized “Mannahatta” in his writings. This idiosyncratic guidebook combines literary scholarship with urban studies to reveal how this crowded, dirty, noisy, and sometimes ugly city gave these “restless analysts” plenty of fodder for their craft. In Walking New York, you’ll see the city though the eyes of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Jacob Riis, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Colson Whitehead, and Teju Cole.

Time Out Country Walks Near London

This volume contains more "round walks" that start and finish in the same place, plus options for shortening or varying each walk.

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Author: Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1904978088

Category: Travel

Page: 316

View: 657

Volume 2 of Time Out Country Walks Near London contains 30 new walks through woods and parks and along streams, avoiding roads wherever possible. All walks are between 4 and 13 miles long and take you through some of England's finest countryside, within easy reach of London by train or car. This volume contains more "round walks" that start and finish in the same place, plus options for shortening or varying each walk. Color maps and detailed directions keep travelers on the right path, while special features point out sites of historical interest. The guide also includes details on the best pubs for lunch and places for tea or a drink afterwards.

Country Walks Around London

Located in a fairly even spread around the capital, alternative routes are given so that the length can be varied. The guide includes details of places to visit, history, how to get there from the city, and where to eat and drink.

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Author: Geoff Garvey

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1851589686

Category: Travel

Page: 176

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Country Walks around London describes 26 walks among the picturesque hills, woodlands and valleys to be found in Greater London and its six surrounding counties, all of which can be reached by public transport. Amongst the natural highlights are the beautiful Chiltern hills, the leafy splendours of Epping Forest and the rustic tranquillity of the Darent Valley. Diversions along the way range from the magnificence of Windsor Castle to a multitude of delightful country pubs and churches.

In and Around London Walks

The walks in this guide are all within the circumference of the M25 motorway.

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Publisher: Jarrold Pub

ISBN: 0711710554

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 825

The walks in this guide are all within the circumference of the M25 motorway. Many people, including Londoners themselves, may be surprised by how much open, attractive and unspoilt countryside still survives in an area that is often thought to comprise little more than sprawling suburbs and congested roads. The walks fall into three main categories: urban, suburban and rural. Many of these have an unexpected solitude and tranquillity normally only experienced in remote and thinly populated parts of Britain.

Walks in 1066 Country

I first started exploring the surrounding countryside after moving down from London in 1986, and am still constantly amazed by the sheer beauty and variety ...

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Publisher: Trailguides Limited

ISBN: 9781905444397

Category:

Page:

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Amazing London Walks

This book covers 10 walks which cover the main areas of downtown central London - if you are visiting for a first time, this is all you need to explore at your own pace.

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Author: G. Costa

Publisher:

ISBN: 1986158268

Category: Travel

Page: 104

View: 461

Discover London with "Amazing London Walks" Written by a professional London tour guide, travel writer and journalist, this London selection of walking tours is the best way to make the most of visit to London. This selection of walking tours is unlike any other and is an excellent choice for first-time visitors, repeat visitors or curious Londoners wanting to know more about their city. Each walking tour covers the major highlights you would expect to see on a visit, with hidden secrets and gems off the beaten path. This book covers 10 walks which cover the main areas of downtown central London - if you are visiting for a first time, this is all you need to explore at your own pace. If you are a Londoner then this is a great chance to discover or rediscover the city. Our 10 Amazing Walks are: 1) Mayfair - London's poshest area 2) St. James's and Royal London - From Buckingham Palace to the oldest hat shop in the world. 3) Westminster, Whitehall and Government - See Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, discover one of the most expensive schools in the country, and even where Benjamin Franklin once lived. 4) The West End - Trafalgar Square, a cafe in a crypt, Piccadilly Circus, London's real life "Diagon Alley", Covent Garden, Neal's Yard and so much more. 5) Embankment and South Bank - London's oldest outdoor monument, sphinxes, how the river Thames changed London, the Southbank, a Roman Bath and much more. 6) Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens - With over 625 acres to cover, we make sure you see the best bits. Public executions, speaker's corner, the Serpentine Lake, Peter Pan's statue, Kensington Palace and much more. 7) Knightsbridge and South Kensington - Harrods, the Museum Quarter, the Royal Albert Hall and more. 8) Bankside and The City of London - St. Paul's Cathedral, How London Bridge was moved to the USA, Why London's Skyscrapers Have such Incredible architecture and names (the cheesegrater? the shard?), The Great Fire of London and more. 9) Aldwych to Tower Hill - The Great Plague, Abandoned Churches, Secret Gardens and much more. 10) Camden, Regent's Park and Baker Street - Camden Town Market, the home of Sherlock Holmes, an enormous rose garden and more. Maps and photos throughout the book help you navigate your way, as well as clear instructions. Each walk lasts 1 to 2 hours and you will discover a mix of history, modern culture, fascinating stories and fun facts making these tours ideal for all ages. Scroll up and get your copy of Amazing London Walks now.

Country Walks

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Author: London Transport Executive

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:495719857

Category: England, South East

Page: 88

View: 448

Claim on the Countryside

London and North Eastern Railway Company , Walking and Cycling Tours in the District of Manchester ( 3rd edn ; 1935 ) . Macauley , J. , Fifty Country Walks ...

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Author: Taylor Harvey Taylor

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474473071

Category: Great Britain

Page: 320

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The last century has seen a dramatic increase in ramblers, mountaineers, cyclists and hill walkers enjoying the British countryside. This remarkable book charts the history of the outdoor movement from its late Victorian origins to its present status. Harvey Taylor describes how the active participants in the movement combined to create a loosely constructed entity, held together by common areas of interest and shared campaigning concerns. From the formation of Footpath Protection Societies and the development of a Countryside Access campaign in the inter-war years, he emphasises that the movement was very much more than just a 'craze' or a reaction against creeping industrialisation and urbanisation as was portrayed at the time. This is a fascinating introduction to a particularly British recreational phenomenon.

Country Walks

914.21 ( 832 Foreword THE WALKS IN this book have been planned to show the best parts of London's countryside and to encourage everyone to use our heritage of country ways , and especially to preserve paths cleared by enthusiasts to ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112079503766

Category: England, South East

Page: 83

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Country walks

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Author: London Transport Board

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:646238978

Category: England

Page: 116

View: 288

Pathfinder Country Walks Near London

New Pathfinder(R) walking guide for the home counties around London, featuring 28 circular walks ranging in length from 2 to 13 miles.

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Author: Nick Channer

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN: 1854586696

Category: England, Southern

Page: 96

View: 799

This is a walking guide for the home counties around London, featuring 28 circular walks ranging in length from 2 to 13 miles. The walking routes are easily accessible by train from London and are accompanied by GPS waypoints, Ordnance Survey maps and beautiful photography.