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ISBN: 9780857100818
AUTHOR: Roger Redfern
A Boot Up The Malvern Hills
A Boot Up The Malvern Hills
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The north-south hill range we call the Malvern Hills is unique in England, a sort of miniature mountain range of very ancient rocks that rises out of comparatively lowly territory on all sides.

Seen from afar, especially from the north-west and the east, the hills look most impressive; distant views from the east reveal Great Malvern climbing the slopes of North Hill and Worcestershire Beacon like some hill town of northern India.

The Malverns are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are cared for by the Malvern Hills Conservators, a body established in 1884 for this very purpose. The range extends about 8 miles (12.5 kms) from North Malvern southwards to Chase End Hill.

Each of the ten routes in this book are graded from Easy to More Challenging with further details of distance, height ascended and the type of terrain covered, so assisting the reader to choose a suitable route.

The walks vary from 2 to 6.25 miles and are designed to suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk.

The ten walks are: On the banks of the Severn; A great medieval park; Heart of Elgar country; Storridge and the Suckley Hills; To Worcestershire Beacon; A circuit near Evendine; Over Herefordshire Beacon to Pink Cottage; Berrow Downs, the Obelisk and Shadybank Common; Colwall to Great Malvern; On foot to Chase End Hill.

The celebrated mountaineer and photojournalist Roger Redfern was the author of forty books and his articles have appeared in publications that range from Country Life, The Lady and Woman’s World to TGO, High and the Dalesman. He wrote a regular piece for the Guardian’s Country Diary for almost thirty years. He travelled widely, from Belarus and Ukraine to Cuba, Brazil and Argentina; and from central Africa to the European Alps which he knew intimately.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 081 8, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2014.

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Spirit of the Severn Valley RailwaySpirit of the Severn Valley Railway - £4.99
In this all new pocket sized photographic portrait Mike Heath takes us on a personal journey from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back.Through over 60 glorious colour photographs he captures the real spirit of this busy railway revealing it to be, truly, ‘a line for all seasons’.
A Boot Up the Shropshire Union CanalA Boot Up the Shropshire Union Canal - £4.99
These walks by Mike Cope 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 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.
The Severn Valley RailwayThe Severn Valley Railway - £12.99
Mike Heath’s photographic portrail takes a personal journey from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back calling off at each station en route. Through over 140 glorious colour photographs he captures the real atmosphere of this busy railway, revealing it to be, truly, ‘a line for all seasons’.
A Boot Up BathA Boot Up Bath - £4.99
This small-format guidebook by the doyen of Somerset walking, Rodney Legg, 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 Bath and its hinterland.
A Boot Up BristolA Boot Up Bristol - £4.99
Ten selected walks by Rodney Legg, each in a circuit of five to nine miles, tackle varying terrain and suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk. They also explore the city’s setting, just beyond the urban sprawl, where you can escape into a very different world.
A Boot Up The Shropshire HillsA Boot Up The Shropshire Hills - £4.99
Shropshire has plenty to offer by way of varied walks. This handy book contains detailed routes and images of 10 walks in a variety of locations around the county, ranging from the dramatic hills of the south to the gentler, but no less scenic landscapes around the Shrewsbury and Shifnal areas.
A Boot Up The MendipsA Boot Up The Mendips - £4.99
One thousand-feet high, the Mendip Hills rise between the Somerset Levels and Bristol’s countryside. These ten walks selected 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.
A Boot Up the QuantocksA Boot Up the Quantocks - £4.99
Writer and photographer Brian Pearce describes ten circular walks. All are ‘leisure walks’ – ideal for families and groups of friends, moderate in both length and difficulty and with opportunities to stop for refreshments, take in the views and, like the poets, be inspired by the scenery.
Birchensale - Farm Memories in PicturesBirchensale - Farm Memories in Pictures - £8.95
A pictorial account by Norman Neasom RWS, RBSA of “Birchensale Farm”, the farm where he was born and grew up. Norman has gained success and recognition as a professional watercolour painter in the intervening years since leaving “Birchensale”, but has never forgotten his roots. This account is a fond memory of farming how it used to be. The quality of Norman's superb illustrations make this truely a remarkable and evocative work.
Sky High Volume 1Sky High Volume 1 - £12.99
In this six part series presenter Marie Ashby flies in a helicopter right across the Midlands giving the audience fantastic views from the aerial camera. Each journey travels across a different part of the region and includes a whole variety of locations from cities to National Parks and castles to steam trains.
 
 
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