A Boot Up the Blackdown HillsOUT OF STOCK
by: Rodney Legg
The Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are nevertheless a well kept secret straddling the central boundaries of Devon and Somerset. This is a lush and often remote landscape with pastures, plateaus, valleys and woods providing a full artists palette of shades of green. Between the flat-topped ridges, steep slopes and squelchy springs are the norm and as the area enjoys high rainfall paths can often be muddy.
All of the walks in this guide are circular and begin at a car park or safe parking location with the grid reference provided. Public transport options are given where available. The walks, between 4 and 9 miles long, are graded between one and three boot symbols with three boots the hardest. Distance and a short description of the terrain are also provided. Clear route directions are provided together with simple sketch maps. One of the features that make the 'Boot Up' series of guides so attractive is the emphasis on good landscape photography and the book is well illustrated throughout with colour photographs. The handy size also means it will slip easily into your pocket, protected by the tough cover.
The walk locations are: Culm Davy and Black Down; Wellington Monument and Quarts Moor; Clayhidon and Simonsburrow; Churchstanton and Stapley; Castle Neroche and Blackwater; Otterford and Birchwood; Smeatharpe and Bolham Water; Dunkeswell and Madford; Luppitt and Dumpdon; Cotleigh and Stockland Hill.
ISBN 9781906887223 pages 64 (2009) 155mm x 115mm hardback