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ISBN: 9780857100221
AUTHOR: Rodney Legg
A Boot Up the Blackmore Vale
A Boot Up the Blackmore Vale
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The name Blackmore Vale sums up the historic character of this area, once a royal hunting ground – a “forest” for sport rather than trees. This undulating landscape of the River Stour and its main tributaries forms the heart of northern Dorset, below the escarpments of the Dorset Downs to the south and Cranborne Chase to the east.

Doyen of Dorset walkers Rodney Legg has chosen ten of his favourite walks in the area, ranging around Stour Provost and Fifehead Magdalen, Marnhull and Hinton St Mary, Lydlinch and Stock Gaylard, Fifehead Neville and Plumber Manor, Sturminster Newton and Cutt Mill, Fiddleford and Hammoon,Okeford Fitzpaine and Shillingstone, Habledon and Hod, Hazelbury Bryan and Mappowder, Bulbarrow and Woolland.

The ten circular walks, ranging from 3 to 8 miles, 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 the area – 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.

Many of the walks feature a pub along the route. Halsgrove’s small-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area.

Rodney Legg is a prolific author and historian who has published hundreds of country walks. Nationally he is active in the environmental movement having been chairman of the Open Spaces Society since 1989 and a member of the ruling council of the NationalTrust from 1990 until 2009.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 022 1, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published March 2011

Dorset The Glorious CountyDorset The Glorious County - £14.99
Renowned photographer Roger Holman has been capturing images of his native Dorset for over fifty years. In this sumptuous new book he journeys throughout this renowned landscape, from its unique coast – much of which is now a World Heritage Site – to the heathlands so memorably evoked by Thomas Hardy, the great Vales of Blackmoor and Marshwood and the timeless pastoral valleys of the Stour and the Frome.
Dorset Pocket Address BookDorset Pocket Address Book - £5.99
Chasing the light across this precious landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb Dorset images reproduced here.
Dorset in WinterDorset in Winter - £14.99
In this journey through winter in Dorset, celebrated photographer Roger Holman persuades us through more than 140 crisp and evocative images that winter is a season to be celebrated and savoured. Wrap up well and enjoy it!
A Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic CoastA Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic Coast - £4.99
Rodney Legg provides all the answers in ten walks, packed with colour photographs, along Dorset’s uniqueWorld-Heritage Jurassic Coast. In hardback, small enough to slip into the pocket, colourful enough to keep as a souvenir, the Boot Up Guide will be the indispensable bench-mark for the twenty-first century.
A Boot Up PurbeckA Boot Up Purbeck - £4.99
The ten circular walks by Rodney Legg, ranging from 3 to 8 miles, 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 the area
 
 
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