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Walks in the Midlands Countryside

Walks in the Midlands Countryside

author: Brian Conduit
This guidebook is a collection of 20 walks in the attractive countryside of the West Midlands that surrounds the built-up area of Birmingham and the Black Country, extending over parts of rural Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. The inspiration for it is a uniquely fascinating book called 'Walks in the Black Country and the Green Borderland' written in 1868 by Elihu Burritt the American consul to Birmingham at the time. The aim of the book is to revisit most of the areas of the 'green borderland' that Burritt visited seeing how much has changed since his time.

Each walk chapter begins with an overview of its features and a table giving practical information including distance, approximate time, start location details and parking, terrain, refreshment facilities, public transport information if available, and OS Explorer map sheet number. There are concise route-finding instructions and a clear sketch map. There are also background notes and comparisons with Burritt's descriptions of places visited. The book is illustrated with black and white photographs.

The walk locations are:
The Wrekin - 4 miles
Around Wroxeter - 5.5 miles
Wenlock Edge - 3.5 miles
Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale - 4 miles
Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport - 4 miles
Shifnal and Kemberton - 6.5 miles
Tong - 3.5 miles
Boscobel House and White Ladies Priory - 4.5 miles
Brewood and the Shropshire Union Canal - 5 miles
Around Lichfield - 2.75 miles
Kenilworth Castle and Abbey ruins - 3.5 miles
Ashow and Stoneleigh Abbey - 3.5 miles
Leamington to Warwick - 3.5 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon and Shottery - 4.5 miles
Lickey Hills - 4.5 miles
Clent Hills: Four Stones and Wychbury Hill - 4.5 miles
Clent Hills: St Kenelm's Church and Walton Hill - 3.5 miles
The Leasowes - 2.5 miles
Himley Park and Kingswinford Railway Walk - 5.5 miles
Enville and the Sheepwalks - 4 miles

ISBN 9781850589716 Pages 125 (2013) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.95