An archaeological study of Cheshire's prehistory, written by former Megalithic Portal editors Victoria and Paul Morgan. Includes an introduction on techniques, dating methods and previous research in Cheshire, chapters on the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, and extensive indices on Cheshire sites, further reading and useful addresses and websites. 9"x7"
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Guide books to English beauty spots - the Yorkshire Dales, the Cotswolds
Written by experienced authors, these carefully selected local walks are accompanied by maps and colour photographs. The 25 Walks series titles are little travel guides for seeing the beauty of Great Britain. Each geographical area tells the traveler of 25 different local walks to take to enjoy the sites and scenes of that particular region. Each walk has been thoroughly researched and noted. You'll see everything for which Great Britain is known: historical castles, ancient monuments, the rolling countryside, battle sites, and more. Each book is filled with detailed, easy to use maps for each walk and includes full-color photographs of landmarks and historical places. -- See Great Britain the healthy way -- by walking! Explore ancient ruins and marshes far from the hustle and bustle of normal tourist traffic, and get to know the countries and their people as they really are.
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Part of The Stationery Office 25 Walks series. Describes 25 walks in the varied countryside of the Cotswolds, from Bath in the South to Edge Hill in Warwickshire, 112km (70 miles) further north; and from spectacular scarp views in the west to gentle streams and pastures in the east. Within a 5000 year history, the visitor will find iron age hillforts, Roman roads, medieval monasteries, grand mansions and humble cottages, plus a wealth of wildlife and interest in the way the land is used today.
"Excellent maps and superb colour photographs." The Scots Magazine (praise for the whole 25 walks series)
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The Archaeology of Lancashire - edited by Richard Newman
Paperback, 212 pages, Department of Archaeology, Lancaster University, 1996
A comprehensive review of Lancashire's archaeology which brings together all the evidence for this region for the first time, some of it previously unpublished. Each paper discusses a specific period from the upper palaeolithic and Mesolithic until the industrial revolution. Under these broad headings the evidence is usefully summarised and topics discussed include past and present research, the evolution of the landscape and future directions for research. Contributors include David Shotter, Robert Middleton, Colin Haselgrove, Jason Wood and Richard Newman.
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Guide books to English counties
North Nottinghamshire Church Walks
North Nottinghamshire Church Walks by Alan and Janet Nash
Published 2002, 190 pages. Published by Sigma Leisure.
There are so many ancient churches in north Nottinghamshire that once you've seen one of the gems, your boots just keep you marching southward. There are 74 churches featured in this book and the walks are journeys of exploration as the authors describe the magnificent living history that forms the nucleus of many of the villages that are visited.
The fifth in Sigma's popular series of church walks books, here is the ideal opportunity to explore the multitude of magnificent churches to be found deep in the attractive countryside of north Nottinghamshire. A total of 30 circular walks, varying in length from 5 to 11 miles, visiting no less than 74 churches are included with route descriptions, detailed maps, beautiful photographs, brief notes about the churches and other interesting historical and architectural aspects found along each walk. The area covered stretches from Misterton in the north to Collingham in the south, and west to east from Anston (just into Derbyshire) to Harby. Encounter many varied landscapes from the wide valley of the river Trent, the northern flatlands, gently rising through the Wheatley Hills to the magnificent forests of Sherwood. Brief fascinating notes explain the various developments in church architecture from pre-Norman through Norman, Transitional, Early English, Decorated, Perpendicular, 18th Century, Victorian to the Modern 20th century styles. All of these are seen to good advantage on these walks - so, embark on a journey of exploration to uncover the mysteries of the magnificent living history that form the nucleus of many of the villages of north Nottinghamshire.
Best Pub Walks In The Lakeland Fringes by Neil Coates
Published 1999, 162 pages. Published by Sigma Leisure.
"I spent last Friday night wandering around the Northern stretches of the Lancaster canal .. And ended the evening in a local hostelry with a group of chums. This is the best way to enjoy a country walk, and advice on such not too tough walks and pubs in areas around the edge of the Lake District are provided in this excellent new paperback." NW EVENING MAIL
The fringes of the Lake District have a great atmosphere of peace - a quality which has almost vanished from the crowded central areas of England's favourite National Park. In this new collection of 25 walks, Neil Coates takes a fresh approach to the area, urging ramblers to abandon the crushing crowds and discover the tranquility of the mountain paths, wild woodland, waterfalls and local heritage of the Lake District Fringes. Walks range from 4 to 11 miles and - best of all - each one features a refreshing stop at a quiet village pub or country inn, personally selected by the author.
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