Synopsis: Ties into the major new primetime 8-part ITV1 series Best Walks With a View
Julia Bradbury takes us on eight of the UK’s best-loved walks, show casing the beauty of Britain. As she navigates the reader through the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the past and present of eight fascinating and relaxing paths, Julia reveals there are still discoveries to be made, even on some of on the more well-trodden paths, including some excellent pubs.
Both a practical guide and a love letter to walking and walkers, this book explores who walkers are and how walking across a landscape brings its people together, and show even those who don’t live in the countryside are never more than a train ride away from stunning natural beauty. Drawing on the great British nature writing tradition and accompanied with maps and illustrations, this beautiful book will fit as well on a bookshelf as in a rucksack.
Each of the walks featured in the book is under 10 miles. Collectively they cover the whole range of Britain’s diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking home-grown scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales
1 Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk
2 The Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk
3 Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk
4 The Dales: The Malham Cove Walk
5 The Lakes: The Borrowdale Valley Walk
6 Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk
7 The South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk
8 The Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk
Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
Julia has a wonderful reassuring voice, which comes through this book full of anecdotes and describing the beautiful countryside and the people she meets on the way. Encouraging us to go and start discovering the magical walks that she describes. This delightful book is a perfect companion to the upcoming ITV1 series Best Walks With a View. We loved it! Highly Recommended!