Walking in the Forest of Dean: 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.

Mike Dunn was born and bred in the English Midlands but has now lived in the Vale of Glamorgan for over 25 years. He has worked for the Welsh Assembly Government, specialising in environmental and conservation issues. Mike has written widely on landscape, walking, pubs and real ale.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849658997
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Mike Dunn was born and bred in the English Midlands but has now lived in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan for over 25 years. He has worked for the Welsh Assembly Government, specialising in environmental and conservation issues, and has also written widely on landscape, walking, pubs and real ale. He is married and has two daughters, and his interests include tennis, cricket and good beer. Mike's favourite locations for walking are the Welsh borders, the Hebridean Islands and the Lake District.
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Table of Contents

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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