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 WALKING IN THE WEST MIDLANDS AND THE HEART OF ENGLAND

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LONG DISTANCE PATHS RUNNING THROUGH THE REGION ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE

Walks For All Ages: The Black Country, Brendan Hawthorne - 20 Short walks for all ages.  Published June 15.

Five-Star Trails: Birmingham, Thomas M Spencer - Your guide to the area's most beautiful hikes.  Published September 14.
 

The Heart of England Way, Stephen J Cross. Published October 11. 

 

AA 50 Walks in Warwickshire and The West Midlands - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Warwickshire & the West Midlands features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published April 13.

ISBN: 9780749574079 - Warickshire & West Midlands

AA 100 Walks in the Heart of England - Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of the heart of England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Published January 10.

 

 

Walks Through History: Birmingham, John Wilks - This book contains 12 circular walks within the city of Birmingham. Each has been chosen to cover a specific period in the history of the city, taking the walker past historic buildings and other sites from that period. The walks are arranged chronologically, and they transport the reader from Birmingham’s humble beginnings in Saxon times to its position as workshop of the world. Together these walks reveal the rich and varied history of Britain’s second city. John Wilks, who was born in Birmingham, is both a keen historian and an enthusiastic walker. He has worked as a professional historical guide and is secretary of his local branch of the Historical Society. He has written a number of walking books with historical themes. Published December 12.

ISBN: 9781859836118 - Walks Through History

Historic Walks in and Around Birmingham, Brian Conduit - This excellent book guides walkers of all abilities around both city and country in a series of 25 well-thought-out routes, each accompanied by a helpful map, historical background information and photographs. The walks range from 3 to 8 miles in length. Published June 08

Historic Walks in and Around Birmingham

 

Kiddiwalks in and Around Birmingham, Melanie Graham - A selection of twenty circular walks in and around Birmingham. The routes are circular, with not too many hills and climbs. Most of the walks are between 1 and 3 miles in length with plenty of variety. Each walk features a halt for refreshment; pick from picnic sites to cafes and family-friendly pubs. Published May 09

Kiddiwalks in and Around Birmingham

 

100 Walks in Warwickshire and the West Midlands - Part of a series of books for the keen walker, this is a guide to 100 circular walks, ranging from 3-12 miles in length, in Warwickshire and the West Midlands. The walking territory in these two counties remains largely undiscovered, as they are better known for their towns and cities, such as Stratford and Leamington, but there should be walks to appeal to all tastes. Each walk has a map with points of interest and refreshment places detailed en route as well as suggestions for easy car parking. The route descriptions and maps are on facing pages of the book for easy reference. Published Feb 96. K

Heart of England Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide). 28 varied routes from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - 8 easy walks (4½ - 6½ miles), 13 moderate (5½ - 9 miles) and 7 more challenging (7 - 11½ miles). Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Includes Kinver Edge, Lickey Hills, Kenilworth, Wyre Forest, Wenlock Edge, Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Limited availability. Published April 92

Walks Through History in the Heart of England, Roger Seedhouse -  The Heart of England is rich in history, both ancient and more modern, and the twenty-four walks in this book offer the enquiring walker many intriguing glimpses of a bygone age with iron-age forts, medieval castles and even a second world war camp. Most are based on English Heritage sites, although a few others have been included because of their particular interest. Distances vary from 3 miles up to 13.5 miles (although this longer one can be divided up to create two separate walks). All of them start at, or pass through, places of historical interest which will add greatly to your appreciation of a day out in beautiful walking country. A list of contents appears below. Most have good pubs en route. Limited availability. Published June 01
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In the Footsteps of the Gunpowder Plotters - A Journey Through History in Middle England -  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 and discover many of their most secret places in the Midlands. Limited availability. Published Dec 94

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Rambler's Choice - Some favourite walks in the Midlands, Peter Groves (editor) - in this collection members of the City of Birmingham Group of the Ramblers' Association offer some of their favourite walks in Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. They are not too difficult and many have longer and shorter versions, the longer walks ranging from about 5 miles to 9½ miles and the shorter walks from about 3 miles to 7¾ miles. Limited availability. Published March 07.

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands, Brian Conduit - 'Battlefield Walks in the Midlands' features 22 military engagements throughout the region, ranging from Charles II’s escape from his pursuers at Boscobel House, to the World War II bombing of Coventry. Each walk contains a detailed route description, historical summary, practical information, suggestions for follow-up visits, sketch maps and photographs.  Limited availability. Published July 04

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Heritage Discovery Walks in the Midlands, Peter Groves - Twenty-one circular walks of between 2 and 11 miles, which, as well as taking you through some fine countryside, also present opportunities to visit castles, battlefields, nature reserves, museums, churches and cathedrals. There are also a number of excellent pubs along the way! Limited availability.  Published Sept 05Get this book for half published price!

ISBN: 9781869922504 - Heritage Discovery Walks in the Midlands

Pub Walks for Motorists: Shropshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands, Roger Noyce - Forty circular walks covering this part of central England, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes near Oswestry and Much Wenlock in Shropshire; Abbots Bromley and Brewood in Staffordshire; and Sutton Coldfield and Solihull in the West Midlands. Limited availability. Published May 05

Pub Walks for Motorists: Shropshire, Staffordshire & West Midlands

AA 30 Walks (Cards) Warwickshire and West Midlands - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Limited availability. Published July 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564513 - Warwickshire and West Midlands


 

 

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