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A Companion on the South Downs Way

A Companion on the South Downs Way

by: Peter Anderson and Terry Owen
This book is not a walking guide in the conventional sense, since it does not contain detailed route directions or maps. We think the essence of the book is captured in the forward by Peter Bandon, President of the South Downs Society. He Says "This book makes one impatiently want to set off for the billows of the Downs but what makes it different from others written on the Downs is its companionableness. Like any good human companion on a pleasurable walk the book wears it's learning lightly yet tries to answer the questions that a newcomer to the chalk hills is likely to raise. It shows how you can find quietude and loveliness on the Downs".

The book describes the Way in nine sections, each with a separate chapter. Each of these sections is roughly between 8 and 12 miles, which is a pleasant distance for a days walk, allowing time to stop and enjoy all the features the Companion describes. There is an introductory chapter and the book is illustrated with numerous colour photographs. Having this book with you as you walk the Downs will certainly add to the pleasure and interest of the journey. The stage starting points are as follows: Eastbourne; Alfriston; A27 crossing; Devil's Dyke; Washington; Whiteways; Cocking; Queen Elizabeth County Park; Exton, finishing at Winchester.

ISBN 9780954965419 Pages 96 (2006) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.95