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Favourite Walks Book One

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Eighteen walkers each describe their favourite walk to guide you round the relatively little visited, but very scenic South Cotswolds.

They have produced a really practical book to help you explore the treasures of the area. Each two page walk description is completely on view in the handy sized book, with no need to turn the page during a walk. Clear maps are based on OS mapping. Pub contact numbers are given, as are details of bus services.

Some of the walks can be linked to give you several whole days out. One walk is a tour of the beautiful Slad Valley, immortalised by Laurie Lee in Cider with Rosie, and there are two walks from Painswick, the Queen of the Cotswolds. Others are from little known, but equally attractive places.

Several touch on the Cotswold Way, with amazing views into Wales, the Malverns and the Marlborough Downs on a clear day. One walk visits reputedly the most remote village in the Cotswolds, Edgeworth. Another starts from Berkeley, passing the historic castle, walking up a riverside and later through the Deer Park. You can also tour Wotton-under-Edge and as a complete contrast there is a delightful walk by the horseshoe bend of the river Severn.

An extra feature of our books is our linked website which is the place to look for any updates which prove necessary. We are very grateful if walkers give us early warning of any problem they meet.

ISBN 1 901184 79 X

Editor Mike Garner, Published by South Cotswold Ramblers' Group

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Chosen by experienced walkers, these fifteen walks are set out in the same handy two pages per walk format with no need to turn over, showing clear instructions cross referenced to a clear OS based map.

Artist Peter Rooke has illustrated each walk with a charming line drawing.

Several walks are in very quiet country, including those from Bisley and Beverston Castle. The Cotswold Way is well covered, with walks over Painswick Beacon, Shortwood, Stinchcombe Hill Cam Peak and Wotton-under-Edge.

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Walks can be combined to form a really good day out, and options vary from 2 to 14 miles. There is also a guide to the hilliness of each walk.

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INFO: Both of our books cover the same area of the South Cotswolds, so if you buy them both you have even more choice and flexibility on your walking trip.

ISBN 1 901184 25 0

Distributor Reardon Publishing, Cheltenham 01242 231800

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