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Thames Path In London

Author : Phoebe Clapham
ISBN : 9781781318195
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A completely new Trail Guide dedicated to the London section of the Thames Path from Hampton Court to the Thames Barrier. Until now, Aurum’s popular one-volume Thames Path guide has had all too little room to cover the endlessly rich array of sights and history along its London section †“ something to look at literally every yard of the way. Now, Aurum publishes a completely new walker’s guide just to the London Thames, laid out to its new full-colour Trail Guide design, and including the extension to Crayford . Here is all the history along the river from the Mesolithic Period timber piles near Vauxhall Bridge to the new Shard skyscraper shooting skywards at London Bridge. It covers all the folklore from the famous frost fairs to the much-lamented beach near Tower Bridge, not forgetting the poignant recent visit of a large whale to the centre of London. The Thames winds all the way through London’s history and culture, from Henry VIII’s Hampton Court to the chequered fate of the Dome/O2: the London resident as much as the visiting tourist will find in this guide something new every step of the way.
Category: Sports & Recreation

London Thames Path

Author : David Fathers
ISBN : 0711235538
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history. From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial Revolution, through the heart of British Government, Monarchy and Church to the City of London that took its very existence from the river. From the site of the Putney Debates at St Mary's Church to Wren's mighty baroque cathedral of St Paul's. From the great Victorian engineering works of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his attempts to clean up a polluted London and the river to the Thames Barrier seeking to protect huge parts of London from rising sea levels. From London Bridge, site of the oldest crossing point, to the Millennium Bridge, the Thames' newest crossing. This book explains the panorama we see today, what came before and how the changes came about. Each double page shows the distance covered so you can plan your own tour of the river.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Thames Path

Author : Leigh Hatts
ISBN : 9781783623204
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a 180-mile National Trail from the Thames Barrier to the river's source in near Cirencester, passing from central London through Windsor, Henley, and Oxford, and rural countryside. Described in 20 sections, of between 4 and 16 miles (6.5-32km), it is an mainly flat route with good access by public transport and typically takes two weeks to walk. On its way it passes historic sites such as Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor Castle and Oxford. This guidebook features complete OS 1:50,000 scale mapping of the route and comprehensive information about accommodation, facilities, refreshments and transport links for each stage of the route. It is crammed with fascinating details about the places and features passed along the way. A separate pocket-sized map booklet is also included showing the full route on 1:25,000 scale OS maps, providing all the mapping needed to complete the trail. The Thames Path is an easy riverside walk that discovers the constantly changing character of the River Thames.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Thames Path Walk

Author : Michael Parkinson
ISBN : 9781782227557
Genre : Travel
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I walked the Thames Path in 30 sections over three years. Every section was a single day outing starting and finishing from my home near Nottingham. It was an enjoyable experience except ... perhaps I should have heeded the Bull in Field sign near Cricklade.
Category: Travel

Thames Path In The Country

Author : David Sharp
ISBN : 1845137175
Genre : Travel
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The official guide to the riverside path from its Gloucestershire source all the way to the outskirts of London. With the London Thames now covered by Aurum’s separate new guide, a companion volume can concentrate on the appeal of the full 150 miles of the country Thames, which winds all the way from its Gloucestershire source near Cirencester to Hampton Court on the edge of the London conurbation. This new edition has a wealth of new information about the many sights and places of interest along the way, from Wittenham Clumps that Paul Nash used to paint to Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant at Bray, as well as full walking tours of historic Oxford and Windsor & Eton. There are sections on Stanley Spencer at Cookham, and Cliveden and the Cliveden Set, as well as on handsome and interesting towns like Henley and Abingdon. There is also a new section on the wildlife and natural history of the Thames, and plenty of extra information on transport links to and from individual sections.
Category: Travel

The Thames Path

Author : David Sharp
ISBN : 1845135660
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Running for 180 miles (288 km) from the river’s source in rural Gloucestershire to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier, the Thames Path is one of the most popular and accessible of Britain’s National Trails. It also offers a unique opportunity to walk through the nation’s history from the dreaming spires of Oxford, past Windsor and Hampton Court and on through the heart of London to the towers of Dockland and beyond.This guide provides everything the walker needs, whether the intention is to cover to whole route from end to end or simply to find a location for a pleasant afternoon’s walk beside the river.National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bloody London

Author : David Fathers
ISBN : 9781844865512
Genre : Travel
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An entertaining, revealing and beautifully illustrated walking guide to London's horrific history, Bloody London features walks that take in everything from Jack the Ripper's haunts, to the 'Route of the Damned' from Newgate Prison to Tyburn, to Gangland London, to the plague outbreak hotspots and burial pits, to the key places involved in the Great Fire of London, plus many many more iconic and delightfully gruesome moments in London's history. Each walk is beautifully illustrated with a map and gorgeous illustrations, and the book is perfectly pocket-sized so you can easily take it around with you as you go. David Fathers is the king of London walking guides, and Bloody London will delight both those who live in London and those visiting who are looking for a walking guide that's a little bit different.
Category: Travel

London S Bridges

Author : Peter Matthews
ISBN : IND:30000124621628
Genre : Architecture
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Oft-overshadowed by the imposing buildings that line the River Thames, the bridges of London are an intriguing part of the capital, past and present. This book traces the history of all 33 Thames bridges within Greater London, exploring the fascinating architecture and unique stories from Hampton Court Bridge in the west to the iconic Tower Bridge in the east. Accompanied throughout by colour photographs of the present bridges, as well as detailed paintings and engravings of the earlier structures that once stood in their place, this is a fully illustrated and absorbing narrative for anyone with an interest in the history of London.
Category: Architecture

Thames Path Adventure Atlas

Author : A-Z Map Company Staff
ISBN : 1782571604
Genre : Hiking
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The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey's 1:25000 mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area.OS 1:25000 is Ordnance Survey's most detailed mapping, showing public rights of way, open access land, national parks, tourist information, car parks, public houses and camping and caravan sites.The Thames Path is a National Trail which covers 296km (184 miles) and follows the length of Englands longest river, the Thames, from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier in Greenwich, London.This A-Z Adventure Atlas of the Thames Path features 60 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey mapping providing complete coverage of the Thames Path. Clearly highlighted in yellow, the route is easy to identify and shows both north and south bank alternatives. In addition mileage markers have been introduced to the map making it easy to gauge distances when planning your own sections of the walk to enjoy.A route planner is also included providing distances between places and the amenities available, featuring: -Information Centres-Hotels/B&Bs-Youth Hostels-Campsites (seasonal opening)-Restaurants-Public Houses-Cafes (seasonal opening)-Shops-Petrol StationsUnlike OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it quick and easy to use. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as the standard folded OS map.Also featured is advice on safety and security when walking, details of Tourist Information Centres and a selection of QR codes linked to useful web sites.This A-Z Adventure Atlas has the accuracy and quality of OS 1:25000 mapping indexed within a book, making it the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.Other National Trails available within the A-Z Adventure series: Coast to Coast, Cotswold Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pennine Way, South Downs Way, The Ridgeway and SW Coast Path.
Category: Hiking

The Thames

Author : Mick Sinclair
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123232436
Genre : History
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It may not be the longest, deepest or widest river in the world but few bodies of water reveal as much about a nation's past and present, or are suggestive of its future, as England's River Thames. Tales of legendary lock-keepers and long-vanished weirs evoke the distant past of a river which evolved into a prime commercial artery linking the heart of England with the ports of Europe. In Victorian times, the Thames hosted regattas galore, its new bridges and tunnels were celebrated as marvels of their time, and London's river was transformed from sewer to centrepiece of the British Empire. Talk of the Thames Gateway and the effectiveness of the Thames Barrier keeps the river in the news today, while the lengthening Thames Path makes the waterway more accessible than ever before. Through quiet meadows, rolling hills, leafy suburbia, industrial sites and a changing London riverside, Mick Sinclair tracks the Thames from source to sea, documenting internationally-known landmarks such as Tower Bridge and Windsor Castle and revealing lesser known features such as Godstow Abbey, Canvey Island, the Sanford Lasher, and George Orwell's tranquil grave. PAINTINGS, WORDS AND MUSIC: Turner, Tissot, Whistler and Monet; Shakespeare at Southwark, Alexander Pope, Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, William Morris; Handel's Water Music, the first rendition of Rule Britannia, the Rolling Stones and The Who rocking Eel Pie Island. POWER, POLITICS AND INTRIGUE: Runnymede and Magna Carta, the first English parliament, Whitehall Palace, Cliveden and the Profumo affair, the Houses of Parliament and the brooding headquarters of MI5 and MI6. TRADE AND COMMERCE: Eel trapping, osier growing; bargemen, watermen and lightermen; the rise and fall of London's docks; urban regeneration, rural protection.
Category: History

The England Coast Path

Author : Stephen Neale
ISBN : 9781844865802
Genre : Nature
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The opening of the England Coast Path means that anyone will be able to walk and wild camp along the entire 3,000-mile length of the English coast. As well as being a remarkable national achievement in itself, this new national trail is a hugely exciting prospect for all walkers, campers, fans of the coast and the outdoors. In 2018 Stephen Neale became one of the first people to walk and wild camp along the whole of the path, and in doing so has written a fantastically detailed and rich guidebook covering the route itself, along with everything from the best places to swim, hunt for fossils and eat seafood to hidden away beaches and canoeing spots. The bulk of the book is divided up into the 16 coastal counties and features 1,000 places to see, explore, camp and adventure around the coast. Each place has an OS map reference, basic directions to it from the path and a short description. Walkers can either visit specific places or link highlights together, walking between them along the path. The England Coast Path is a true embodiment of our national character – at a time when all things English are so often seen in a negative light, this is a wonderful success story. Environmentalists, volunteers, social campaigners, land owners and politicians have all come together to create a 'ninth wonder of the world'. This path represents what makes England so great: a little bit mad, a little bit proud; but mostly a celebration of this nation's most precious asset: the wild coast.
Category: Nature

The Story Of The Thames

Author : Andrew Sargent
ISBN : 9781445612010
Genre : History
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500,000 years in the life of a river.
Category: History

London S Waterside Walks

Author : David Hampshire
ISBN : 1909282960
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Many people are familiar with London's River Thames, but the city has much more to offer when it comes to waterways, including a wealth of canals, minor rivers (most are tributaries of the Thames), lakes and reservoirs. London's Waterside Walks takes you along 21 of the city's lesser known - but no less interesting - beautiful and tranquil waterways.
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Time Out London Top 100

Author : Time Out Guides Ltd
ISBN : 9781407012162
Genre : Travel
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This handy guide to every major sight and attraction in London slips easily into the pocket while also offering great breadth of coverage. From Buckingham Palace to the Olympic Park, all the sightseeing big-hitters are listed. There are things to do (including walks and river trips) and places to shop and eat. All 100 are brought to life by colour photography and pithy commentary.
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Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Author : Christopher Somerville
ISBN : 9781848948693
Genre : Nature
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Bognor Regis...Aberystwyth...Glasgow...Can you place them on a map? Most people can't these days. What kind of countryside do you pass through on your way to the Cairngorms, or the Fens, or Northumberland? What's north of the Pennines? And what's it like when you get there? Most folk wouldn't have a clue. Increasing numbers of us don't have a basic geographical notion of these islands. Blame it on a decline in formal geography teaching, or Sat-Nav and other 'A to Z and nothing in between' devices that make us lazy -- we are becoming the best travelled and least well orientated Britons ever seen. Now Christopher Somerville, bestselling author of Coast and many other books of UK exploration, presents the basics of what belongs where, which counties border one another, and what lies beyond the Watford Gap. He reminds us of the watery bits, the lumpy bits and the flat bits, and gets to grips with the smaller islands surrounding Britain -- and much more. Never Eat Shredded Wheat is a reminder of all the fascinating British geography once learned at school - geography that brings our islands vividly to life - geography which we have forgotten, or never even knew.
Category: Nature

Walk Britain

Author : Dan French
ISBN : 1901184676
Genre : Great Britain
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Walk Britain

Author : Ramblers' Association
ISBN : 1901184684
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Rough Guide To Walks In London And Southeast England

Author : Judith Bamber
ISBN : 1858289386
Genre : Travel
File Size : 42.85 MB
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A pocket-sized guide to forty London walks, all within an hour's train journey of the capital, provides detailed maps, site descriptions, and café and pub listings for areas from Chilterns and South Downs to the Iron Age hill forts and stately suburban homes. Original.
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The Mini Rough Guide To London

Author : Rob Humphreys
ISBN : 1843531127
Genre : Travel
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The Mini Rough Guide to London is the ultimate pocket guide to one of the world's most exhillarating cities. There are concise accounts of every major attraction, from Trafalgar Square and the great museums, right out to Greenwich, Kew and even Windsor. Comprehensive maps allow for quick reference and include locations of museums, galleries, churches and other attractions.
Category: Travel