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Walk! The South Downs Guidebook

Walk! The South Downs Guidebook

by: Martin Simons
A staggeringly beautiful and varied landscape, changing with the seasons, the South Downs offers formidable scarp slopes, towering cliffs, flowing contours, river valleys, and a wealth of woodland. Rich in history in includes prehistoric burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts, ancient tucked away churches and attractive villages and inns, all set in a backdrop of rolling undulating hills.

With challenging climbs, the rewards are, at times, jaw-dropping. Nearly 2000 miles of footpaths and bridleways crisscross the Downs, as well as new paths across access land and nature reserves, stretching the 80 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester. On many of the walks you may hardly see a soul, for despite the proximity of large populations, getting away from it all is a welcome reality.

The book contains 42 walks all described in excellent detail including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress plus full colour Ordnance Survey 1:40,000 map extracts showing the route. Every walk begins with a route summary giving ratings for effort, time, distance, ascents/descents, refreshments and vertigo risk. GPS waypoints are provided at every key point on every route. There are short walk and stroll alternatives for many of the routes. Bus information is also provided for many routes. The book is copiously illustrated with colour photographs. There is an informative introductory chapter, plenty of additional practical information and a comprehensive index.

For a list of the walk locations click on the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781904946144 Pages 160 (2006) 122mm x 210mm spiral bound

Price: 12.95