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Country Walks Around the National Forest Guidebook

Country Walks Around the National Forest Guidebook

author: Brian Conduit
The National Forest is a superb walking area with an extensive and well-waymarked network of public footpaths extending over 200 square miles of the midlands and covering east Staffordshire, south Derbyshire, and west Leicestershire. Its undulating landscape has plenty of sweeping and even dramatic views and embraces areas of woodland (both remnants of ancient forests and new plantations), lush parklands, farmland, quiet villages, and places of great historic interest.

Historic places range from medieval monastic and castle ruins to stately homes and former industrial sites and the walks take in a number of places of outstanding interest, including the National Memorial Arboretum and Bosworth Battlefield. The River Trent winds across the heart of the forest, partnered for much of the way by the Trent and Mersey Canal, both offering pleasant waterside walks. Furthermore, it is a constantly evolving landscape as since the 1990s, new woodlands have been and still are being planted throughout the area, many of them in former industrial areas, under the direction of the National Forest Company.

The twenty walks in this book cover all facets of the varied landscape of the forest and also include a number of attractive and interesting areas on its periphery. Each walk includes a summary box of practical information including distance, time, starting point with grid reference, parking, terrain details, refreshment options, public transport and OS Explorer sheet number. Clear route-finding instructions plus a sketch map are provided plus some notes on points of interest printed in italics.

The walk locations are:
Tutbury, Stonepit Hills and Hanbury - 7 miles
Repton and Newton Solney - 5 miles
Shardlow, Derwent Mouth and Church Wilne - 5 miles
Stanton by Bridge and Swarkestone - 5.5 miles
Melbourne and Breedon on the Hill - 6 miles
Calke Park - 6.5 miles
Burton-upon-Trent - 2.5 miles
Jackson's Bank and Hoar Cross - 4.5 miles
Barton-under-Needwood - 8 miles
Fradley Junction and Alrewas - 5.5 miles
National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas and Wychnor - 5 miles
Rosliston and Coton in the Elms - 3.5 miles
Moira Furnace and the Ashby Canal - 4.5 miles
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Blackfordby and Smisby - 7 miles
Staunton Harold - 5.5 miles
Grace Dieu Priory and Wood - 2.5 miles
Sence Valley - 7.5 miles
Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood - 5 miles
Thornton Reservoir and Stanton under Bardon - 5 miles
Bosworth Battlefield - 3 miles

ISBN 9781910758052 Pages111 (2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.99