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ISBN: 9781906887117
AUTHOR: Rodney Legg
A Boot Up Salisbury Plain
A Boot Up Salisbury Plain
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These rolling chalklands form the largest wild landscapes of their kind.That is almost entirely due to them being the principal firing and training ground for artillery and infantry divisions of the British Army. English history started here, with Alfred the Great’s key victory over the Danes, and ancient monuments abound with the largest collection of prehistoric burial mounds in the country.

White horses are the Wiltshire icon.The tops of the escarpments are moulded by the Iron Age earthworks of some of the largest Wessex hillforts. When it comes to walking, these edges are key to wherever you are going as the footpath network comes to a halt when it meets the core of the military no-go area. Around this, however, there is an equally vast area where you are allowed to walk.

The ten selected 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.

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 National Trust from 1990.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 11 7, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages.

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The secret of this wonderful landscape is to be found in its amazing variety; and in over 140 glorious images Steve Day unlocks that secret in a way that has never been done before.
Wiltshire in the Age of SteamWiltshire in the Age of Steam - £19.99
Wiltshire is renowned for its prehistoric monuments, yet its industrial heritage is also surprisingly rich and diverse. This copiously illustrated book by Peter Stanier examines these and many other aspects of Wiltshire’s history in the industrial period, while the archaeology illustrates how the physical remains of industry are a fascinating legacy of the past.
Images of Wiltshire RailwaysImages of Wiltshire Railways - £19.99
Another book in this popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, authority on Westcountry railways.
Stonehenge & AveburyStonehenge & Avebury - £7.99
Designed as a gazetteer, this beautifully illustrated volume bt Rodney Legg explores the two sectors of Britain’s earliest World Heritage Site: Avebury and Stonehenge. They were given the international accolade in 1986. This book provides a brief history of each individual monument and reveals how work has begun to restore the remarkable landscape that is home to these national treasures, in the dual care of English Heritage and the National Trust. Efforts continue to undo much of the damage done over many generations by farming, road building and general exploitation.
Wiltshire RailwaysWiltshire Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county - explored in an expert text and in more than two hundred evocative images
Flying High - Living in The LandscapeFlying High - Living in The Landscape - £9.99
Featuring a host of beautiful and fascinating West Country sites, this aerial exploration of the HTV West region with Richard Lyddon gives a new perspective on some of our best-loved ­ and sometimes surprisingly hidden ­buildings, from hill forts to stately homes.
 
 
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