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Walks Following Steam Railways Guidebook

Walks Following Steam Railways Guidebook

by: Alan Charles
In this guidebook the author has combined his love of country walking with his enthusiasm for steam railways. He has researched fourteen walks based on heritage railways which lie within the counties of southern England, from the Severn and Nene Valleys to the north of the region, to Somerset in the west and to the south coast in Kent.

The walks vary in length from 2.5 to 5.5 miles and each follows the route of the railway as close as public rights of way allow. The walks are linear, the idea being to return to the start by train. A brief history of each railway is included, along with guidance on travelling to the start of each walk and on refreshments available at the stations. Each walk entry includes a panel giving practical information including railway operating days, grid reference and post code of starting point, OS Explorer map sheet number, public transport options, and local visitor attractions. Detailed route instructions include a clear sketch map with the route highlighted. The book is printed in full colour with plenty of photographs.

The walk locations are:
Nene Valley railway - 5 miles
Severn Valley railway, Hampton Loade to Arley - 5 miles
Severn Valley railway, Arley to Bewdley - 4.5 miles
Gloucestershire Warwickshire railway - 3.5 miles
West Somerset railway, Washford to Watchet - 2.5 miles
West Somerset railway, Stogumber to Williton - 4 miles
Watercress Line, Hampshire - 5 miles
Bluebell railway, Sussex - 5 miles
Spa Valley railway, Kent - 5 miles
Kent and East Sussex railway, Rolvenden to Tenterden - 3 miles
Kent and East Sussex railway, Wittersham Road to Northiam - 4 miles
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Kent - 5.5 miles
Chinnor and Princes Risborough railway - 4.5 miles
Epping Ongar railway, Essex - 5 miles

Any profit that the author makes from the sale of this book will be donated to the charity Railway Children.

ISBN 9781846743955 Pages 80 (2020) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.99