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ISBN: 9780857042989
AUTHOR: Colin Roberts
Glorious Berkshire
Glorious Berkshire
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The historic county of Berkshire lies at the heart of Southern England, stretching for some 70 miles from the Marlborough Downs to the suburbs of West London.

Its landscape is one of contrasts – in the east, a lowland bordered by the River Thames, dominated by the great forests of Windsor and Swinley, and rarely beyond the reach of modernity. To the west it meets the chalk and becomes more hilly and remote, finally reaching the downs at Streatley, Lambourn and Inkpen, where the rolling countryside is watched over by red kites and buzzards.

This book celebrates the character and contrast of Berkshire's scenery, with a collection of fine art photographs taken in all seasons. Each image is accompanied by a narrative which recounts the author’s experience of the place, together with some background information about the subject. The emphasis is on countryside and parkland, but buildings and landmarks which blend well with the landscape are also included.

The author's passion for the outdoors reveals a unique mix of subjects, from the well-known and familiar to the unusual and obscure. The result is a book which makes an ideal companion for enjoying the scenery of England's Royal County.

Colin Roberts was born in Cheshire but spent his early years in West Africa. In 1970 his family settled in Hampshire and he became interested in the natural world, exploring the local countryside as he grew up. He took up photography after leaving college, and by 1990 he was concentrating on landscapes and nature. He went on to become the UK's 'Amateur Photographer of the Year' before turning professional.

He has received a number of awards for his nature images including 'International Garden Photographer of the Year' and the Royal Horticultural Society’s 'Photographer of the Year'. His first book –Glorious Hampshire–was published by Halsgrove in 2014.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 298 9, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published October 2016.

A Boot Up Royal BerkshireA Boot Up Royal Berkshire - £4.99
The ten circular walks by Mike Cope, eight of which include the Thames Path as part of the itinerary, range from 4 - 9˝ miles. They suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of Royal Berkshire – its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer.
Berkshire from the AirBerkshire from the Air - £14.99
The fascinating aerial photographs in this book by internationally-renowned aerial photographer Jason Hawkes are selected to provide the reader with an overview of a variety of landscapes and settlements, with historic sites included. There can be no better way of appreciating the many glories of Berkshire than to view the county from above.
A Boot Up The Berkshire DownsA Boot Up The Berkshire Downs - £4.99
These walks by Robert Wood cover more or less the length of the Berkshire Downs, from Ashdown House in the west to the National Trust properties - Lardon Chase, Lough Down and the Holies - in the east.
Web Price: £16.99
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