Covers, in detail, the wild places of the British Isles including the broad-leaf woodlands of southern England to the wind-lashed basalt and granite cliffs of the Outer Hebrides. Botting also describes where to go fishing, climbing, cycling, caving, riding, camping and even ballooning.
'Will be enjoyed by everyone who hopes to find unspoiled places off the tourist path.' - The Times. 'Book of the Week... There's plenty of relish in Douglas Botting's text and lots of information about where to stay, what to take and which maps are best.' - The Observer. 'You are put in the places that are mentioned through a blend of expert storytelling and information.' - TNT Magazine.
About the series. Wild Britain: An Introduction - Map of Britain showing Chapter Areas. The Key to Britain's Wild Places - The Shape of the Wild, Protected Wild Places, The Rules of the Wild, To the Reader. Chapter 1: The West Country - Dartmoor, Exmoor, The Two Moors Way and Bodmin Moor, The Mendip Hills and The Somerset Levels, The South West Coast Path (Somerset, North Devon and Cornwall Coast Paths), The Isles of Scilly, The South West Coast Path (South Devon and Dorset Coast Paths). Chapter 2: South and Central England - The New Forest, The Shropshire Hills, The East Coast, The Norfolk Broads, The Fens, Breckland. Chapter 3: North-West England - The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales, The North Pennines, The Lake District, The North-West Coast, The Pennine Way. Chapter 4: North-East England - North York Moors, Northumberland, Northumberland Coast. Chapter 5: Wales - Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Brecon Beacons, Central Wales, North Wales, Snowdonia, Offa's Dyke Path. Chapter 6 Lowland Scotland - The Solway Coast, The East Coast, The Southern Uplands, The Southern Uplands Way. Chapter 7: The Scottish Highlands and Islands - The Southern Highlands, The Central Highlands, The Cairngorms and East Grampians, The North-West Highlands, Knoydart, Wester Ross, North-West Sutherland, The West Highland Way, Scotland: The Islands, The Inner Hebrides, Rum, Skye, The Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, The Outliers. Glossary. Useful Addresses. Index.
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Douglas Botting is the author of Humboldt and the Cosmos, One Chilly Siberian Morning, Wilderness Europe and other highly regarded travel books. He has won acclaim for his recent biographies: Gavin Maxwell, A Life: The Story of the Man who Wrote Ring of Bright Water and Gerald Durrell: The Authorized Biography.