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ISBN: 9781906887148
AUTHOR: Brian Pearce
A Boot Up the Quantocks
A Boot Up the Quantocks
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Quantocks means ‘the headland of the waters.’ The headland in this case is a ridge of hills running for twelve miles between Taunton and the Severn Estuary. Although never more than four miles wide and sandwiched between the Somerset Levels and the Vale ofTaunton Deane, they rise to over twelve hundred feet (the highest point being Wills Neck) and afford sweeping views over much of Somerset.

The hills offer great variety for the walker: with ancient trackways over a gently-rolling summit of heath running down to deep shady combes and picture postcard villages of rich red stone. Coleridge andWordsworth both made the area briefly their home. Wordsworth envied the way Coleridge’s mind had become ‘habituated to the vast’ and both enjoyed almost daily walks in all weathers to see the endless views and vast skyscapes. All this in what has been described as a ‘pocket-edition’ range of hills, much suited to this pocket-sized hardback book.

In it 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. On each page photographs entice the visitor to explore and then hold on to the book as a souvenir of a gem of the English countryside.

Brian Pearce has worked as a lecturer, guide and photographer as well as a writer. He is a qualified walks guide and photographer and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Many parties have been guided over the Quantocks by him and his photographs of the Quantocks have been used to promote local food. Other photographs have been used widely in countryside publications, magazines, postcards and calendars. Interest in both walking and food led to his contribution to AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides. Whilst he continues as a freelance writer and photographer, much of his time is now taken up with the running of Exmoor: The Country Magazine.

Imprint: PiXZ Books, ISBN 978 1 906887 14 8, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2009.Reprinted August 2016.

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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
Web Price: £4.99
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