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Best Walks in the Midlands - Des Wright

 This is the 4th collection of walks by Des Wright (see below for others), an author with a passionate interest in the countryside and its wildlife. Each of the 20 walks has been designed with a specific focus - such as an unusual or notable building, a unique pub, a church with a fine spire, a folly, a natural object or an impressive view. The walks are not difficult and within the capabilities of the average walker. Some are quire short and others have shorter options so will appeal to those with young families or who are taking their first steps in exploring the 'great outdoors'. The distances range from 3½ to 12 miles. Most can be accessed by public transport and details of suitable services are provided.

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Country Walks around the National Forest - Brian Conduit

The National Forest is an area of 200 square miles covering parts of Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. This collection of 20 walks is not just confined to the boundaries of the National Forest but also includes a number of interesting and attractive areas on its periphery. Among the major attractions are the many woodlands, both new and mature, paths across riverside meadows and along canal towpaths, attractive villages, great parklands and many sites of historic interest.

Price £5.95
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The Elan Valley Way - David Milton
A long distance walk from Birmingham to Central Wales

The Elan Valley Way runs from Frankley, on the western fringe of Birmingham, to the Elan Valley in mid-Wales. It is loosely based around the course followed by the Elan Valley aqueduct which Birmingham’s water supply has passed since 1904. Largely following footpaths and bridleways, and with many superb views, the 128.5 mile route passes through some delightful walking areas in the counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys.

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Walks Around the Malverns - Roy Woodcock

The Malvern Hills and their surroundings provide magnificent opportunities for rambling, and in this book of twenty walks Roy Woodcock explored many of their superb features. The walks cover the entire range of hills and the neighbouring commons, together with some of the delightful countryside nearby. Distances range from two miles to eight miles, plus a leg stretcher of between ten and sixteen miles (depending on the starting point) that takes in the full length of the ridge and ascends all the Malvern peaks.

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Heritage Discovery Walks in the Midlands - Peter Groves

Britain has a rich historical heritage and the 21 walks in this book explore some fine Midlands countryside and also present opportunities to visit castles, battlefields, nature reserves, museums, churches and cathedrals, to admire fine architecture and to explore some historic towns. There are some excellent pubs, many with interesting histories. They are all circular and accessible by public transport. The shortest is 2.5 miles and the longest 11.25 miles.

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Walks in Severn Country - Roy Woodcock

The River Severn, Britain's longest river, rises on the slopes of Plynlimon in Wales and flows through the beautiful counties of Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire before discharging into the Bristol Channel. In this book the author presents an absorbing account of the geography and history of the river accompanied by 20 walks that explore some of the fine towns and countryside that the Severn passes through on its 220 mile journey to the sea. The length of the walks range from 2 to 12 miles, with an average of about 6 miles.

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A Year of Walks in the Three Choirs Counties

A Year of Walks in the Three Choirs Counties - Roy Woodcock

The Three Choirs Counties comprise Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire and this selection of walks takes 12 widely distributed locations, one for each month of the year. Each walk is described for a particular month, but all of them are good for any time of year. Each location provides 2 walks (or occasionally 3) giving about a couple of hours of gentle walking. These can be joined together to provide longer walks.

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The Riversides Way - David Milton

A 70 mile circular walk in the area of the Welsh Marches immediately to the south and west of Ludlow. Centred on Aymestry it takes in the valleys and surrounding hills of the two rivers that drain the region - the Teme in the north and the Lugg in the south.

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A Teme Valley Walk - David Milton

The Teme is one of the most beautiful and fast flowing rivers in the country but remains quite secretive for much of its length. This long distance walk remains as close as possible to the river but takes to the hills where footpaths, public transport or accommodation needs dictate. It starts in Worcester and ends, after visiting the source of the river, in Newtown - a total distance of 93 miles.

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In the Footsteps of the Gunpowder Plotters - Conall Boyle

When the Gunpowder Plotters failed to blow up Parliament they fled, visiting their houses in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. In this unique guide you can follow their trail - by car, by bicycle or on foot - and discover many of their most secret hiding places in the Midlands.

Price: £4.95
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The Monarch's Way - Trevor Antill

A new long distance walk that closely follows the route taken by Charles II after his defeat by Cromwell's forces at Worcester in 1651. Starting from Worcester it goes first north, then south through the Cotswolds and the Mendips to the coast, then South Downs to Shoreham where Charles escaped to France. Visiting many historic places, perhaps previously known to readers only through the history books, it also goes through some of the finest scenery in western and southern England.

Book 1: Worcester to Stratford-upon-Avon. 175 miles. Price £6.95  £4.50

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Book 2: Stratford-upon-Avon to Charmouth. 210 miles. Price £6.95  £4.50

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Book 3: Charmouth to Shoreham. 225miles. Price: £6.95  £4.50

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THE BIRMINGHAM GREENWAY - Fred Willits

A walk from the northern to the southern boundary of Birmingham passing thorough its many parks and open spaces, using footpaths, riversides and the canal towpaths. A unique opportunity to discover what is often hidden to the road user and to learn much about the history and current activities of this bustling city.

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Waterside Walks in North Yorkshire - Ivan Broadhead

Twenty walks featuring brooks, streams, canals, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and the sea in one of Britain's most beautiful counties.

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The Yorkshire Ouse Walk - Ivan Broadhead

From its humble source north-west of York, the Yorkshire Ouse winds its way gently along some 60 miles of superb countryside until it steadily swells to become the mighty Humber and sweeps majestically into the North Sea. This handbooks enables you to explore the length of the Ouse and its attractive surroundings - but more than that it provides some fascinating details of river history and events that have occurred around it. Divided into 10 sections, ranging in distance between 4 and 8 miles, it includes a guide to public transport and lists good pubs and other refreshment opportunities.

 

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