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Rocky Rambles in the Peak District

Rocky Rambles in the Peak District

by: Fred Broadhurst
"The Peak District has a dramatic story to tell and Fred Broadhurst is just the guide we need" says Aubrey Manning, presenter of the BBC TV series 'Earth Story'. Imagine the glaciers, volcanoes and landslips that shaped the Peak District, see for yourself the fossils of ancient plants and animals that were formed beneath its vast seas, find the remains of where precious minerals were mined - all you need to know is where to look.

With the expert and enthusiastic guidance of Fred Broadhurst, a walk in the Peak district takes on a whole new dimension. Many of the walks are circular, varying in length (half day or full day) and all are aimed at ramblers interested in understanding the world about them; as well as enjoying the incomparable scenery. Detailed maps are included plus information about parking facilities, and the all-important venues for refreshments along the way.

There's a brief introduction to geology; just enough to cover the fundamentals, with further details explained on every walk. A comprehensive glossary of terms, which covers the identification of Peak District rocks, forms an invaluable supplement, providing at a glance information for further exploration. Before retiring in 1990, Fred Broadhurst was a senior lecturer in geology at the University of Manchester.

The walk locations are:
Castleton, Cave Dale and Pin Dale - 4.75 miles
Castleton, Lose Hill and Mam Tor - 7.75 miles
Edale and Kinder Scout - 7.75 miles
Monsal Dale - 8.75 miles
Millstone Edge and Stanage Edge - 6.5 miles
Wirksworth - 8 miles
Dovedale - 7.25 miles
The Roaches and Lud's Church - 8.5 miles
Earl Sterndale, Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill - 7.25 miles
Lyme Park, Cage Hill and Bowstones - 3.5 miles
Lathkill Dale - 9 miles
Goyt's Moss and Shining Tor - 7.25 miles
Ashford-in-the-Water and Magpie Mine - 6.5 miles
Tegg's Nose - 2 miles
Tideswell Dale and Miller's Dale - 5.5 miles
Rowarth and Cown Edge - 4 miles
Rowarth and Lantern Pike - 4.75 miles

ISBN 9781850587507 Pages 157 (2003) 148mm x 210mm (Classic Series)

Price: 7.95