Walking in the Forest of Dean : 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest

By (author) Dunn, Mike

A handy guidebook to 25 graded walks - 21 circular and 4 one-way linear routes along historic long-distance trails - throughout the vales and glades of the ancient Forest of Dean. Right beside the English-Welsh border, between the River Wye at Monmouth and the River Severn, this secluded area was a Royal Forest long before the Domesday Book and evidence of its rich and varied history is everywhere to be found. From short 4-mile walks to all-day sections of the Offa's Dyke Path and the Gloucestershire Way, this guide is an ideal companion for exploring the forest and its history. Illustrated by vibrant photographs and extracts of Ordnance Survey mapping reproduced at 1:40,000 for extra clarity, these routes take walkers to all corners of the forest, along shaded valleys and gorges, across wide-open farmland and over high ridges with big views. Every route is supplemented by historic, geological and wildlife information to help you make the most of your days exploring the Forest, as well as practical information on public transport and other local facilities.

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  • Overview map
  • Introduction
  • Geology and landscape
  • Plants and wildlife
  • The impact of man
  • Getting to and around the Forest
  • Where to stay
  • What to take
  • Maps and waymarking
  • Using this guide
  • 1 Above the River Wye
  • Walk 1 Around the northern ridges
  • Walk 2 Biblins and Yat Rock
  • Walk 3 The Stones of Staunton
  • Walk 4 Dean's Cathedral and the old Wye
  • Walk 5 Across the Hudnalls
  • Walk 6 To the Devil's Pulpit
  • Walk 7 Woolaston Common
  • 2 The Heart of the Forest
  • Walk 8 Speculation and the northern collieries
  • Walk 9 Bixslade and Cannop Ponds
  • Walk 10 Nagshead and Dark Hill
  • Walk 11 Parkend to Blakeney
  • Walk 12 The Sculpture Trail
  • Walk 13 New Fancy and the Speech House
  • Walk 14 Mallards Pike
  • Walk 15 Soudley Ponds and Blaize Bailey
  • Walk 16 The Soudley Rural Geology Trail
  • 3 Eastern Dean and Severn Shore
  • Walk 17 May Hill
  • Walk 18 Littledean and Welshbury
  • Walk 19 Longhope and Flaxley
  • Walk 20 Newnham and Bullo Pill
  • Walk 21 The Awre Peninsula and the Old Severn Bridge
  • 4 The Long-distance Trails
  • Walk 22 Offa's Dyke Path
  • Walk 23 The Gloucestershire Way in the western Forest
  • Walk 24 The Gloucestershire Way through central Dean
  • Walk 25 The Wysis Way
  • Appendix A Route summary table
  • Appendix B Useful contacts

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書名 Walking in the Forest of Dean : 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest
著作者等 Dunn, Mike
書名別名 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest
出版元 Cicerone Press
刊行年月 2013.04.22
ページ数 160p
ISBN 9781849658997
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス