The Jurassic Coast

Britain's Heritage Coast

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619229

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 7078

The Jurassic Coast, stretching from Exmouth to Studland on the South Coast, is England s first natural World Heritage Site, putting it on a par with such famous features as the Grand Canyon. This 95-mile stretch of coastline exposes 185 million years of geological history covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This heritage makes for extremely varied scenery, from the red cliffs of East Devon through the stone landscapes of Portland and Purbeck to the gleaming chalk stacks near Studland. Human history and culture are also well represented. There are prehistoric tumuli, castles and fortifications, Regency and Victorian resorts, Britain's only onshore oil well, strange follies and literary landscapes, each with their own fascinating story to tell. Authors including Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, John Fowles and Ian McEwan have found inspiration for their works along this coastline and the area is rich in folklore too; tales of smugglers, ghosts, mermaids and sea monsters abound. This unique selection of images, accompanied by an insightful commentary, is the perfect companion for anyone who is keen to discover more about this uniquely beautiful stretch of coastline.
Posted in History

Exmouth to Plymouth: Britain's Heritage Coast

Author: Gary Holpin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445621576

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 3319

The South Devon coast includes Dartmouth, Salcombe, Torquay, Paignton and Exmouth, as well as many other popular coastal locations. Exmouth marks the end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. Popular with holidaymakers, Torquay and Paignton have been visited by holidaymakers since the 1800s. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the South Devon coast features sandy beaches and hidden coves, as well as many popular Victorian seaside towns. Gary Holpin takes the reader on a journey along the entire length of the South Devon coast. This beautifully illustrated and informative book allows the reader to submerge themselves, whether on foot, bicycle, in a car or simply from the comfort of their own armchair, in the wealth of fascinating history and folklore as well as the outstanding beauty that lies along the banks of the coastline.
Posted in History

Slow Dorset

Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623938

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 8507

Dorset is quintessential rural England: rolling hills, thatched houses, narrow, winding lanes and stunning stately homes and gardens. A large part of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes the Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site. Slow Dorset is a personal celebration of what makes Dorset special - an invitation to slow down and enjoy its beauty. The author takes you on a personal journey through the county introducing some of Dorset's best kept secrets and hidden delights including little known walks, cycle rides, pubs, local craftsmen and visitor attractions. Interviews with local artisans and farmers, and contributions from local experts help you to get under the skin of the county. Whether you are looking for fossils around Lyme Regis, taking to horseback for a ride across the exhilarating expanse of Studland Heath,chatting to stallholders at a farmers' market, wandering in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy or walking the South West Coast Path, this book delivers the best of the area with affection and gusto.
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An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to the Present

Author: Marianna Dudley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441113576

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7719

This book brings to attention the history of places that have traditionally remained under-the-radar in discussions of war and the environment, through site-based studies of five training areas in southwest England and Wales: Salisbury Plain, Lulworth, Dartmoor, Sennybridge and Castlemartin. At these sites, the big events of the twentieth century are written into landscapes that absorb their impact and reflect change in intriguing ways. Here, however, environment is more than a canvas on which historical forces play out; it has an agency of its own, as the depiction of the surprising nature and robust habitats of the training areas recognises. An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to the Present critically examines the gradual 'greening' of the MoD as it developed policies of military environmentalism. It includes the histories of the ghost-villages created by forced evictions, and charts the rise and fall of anti-military protest movements. It depicts heated confrontations, mass trespasses, and demands for public access alongside conservation work and training activities, situating the human histories of these sites within their environmental history, and taking the reader behind the barbed wire in the first study of its kind.
Posted in History

Walking the Jurassic Coast

Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9592

The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the Jurassic coast, between Exeter and Bournemouth. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Hidden Places of England

Author: Peter Long

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904434122

Category: Travel

Page: 676

View: 2038

England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.
Posted in Travel

Coast

A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563522799

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 5422

Accompanying the BBC series, Coast is not only a superbly illustrated celebration of Britain's coastal areas but a practical guide to all that they have to offer. The first part of the book is divided into the 12 coastal regions as featured in the programme, with lavish photography, maps and evocative essays. The second part is a region-by-region reference of places, people, activities, natural history, historic events and fascinating facts all clearly laid out to help you plan your own trip. Whether destined for the coffee table, your reference library or the car, Coast takes you there with charm and style.
Posted in Nature

Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight Footprint Focus Guide

Includes Stonehenge, Salisbury & Winchester

Author: Jane Anderson

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1909268208

Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 6444

Dorset and the surrounding area is filled with natural wonders and all the attractions of the seaside. From the quirky charm of the Isle of Wight to the rolling farmland of Dorset, this part of the UK provides English rural charm at its best. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this quaint region of the UK. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight . • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from spotting wild ponies in the New Forest to visiting the stunning beaches of Poole. • Detailed maps for Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight and the main cities in the region. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight (includes Stonehenge, Salisbury & Winchester) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of England’s prettiest regions.
Posted in Travel

The Great British Picnic Guide

Author: Mark Price

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147115

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5129

Packing up a picnic hamper, throwing a rug in the car boot and savouring an outdoor feast is a time-honoured tradition that never fails to excite and delight. For adults the word picnic evokes warm childhood memories and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, and for children its suggestion of fun and treats brightens up the dullest of days. In this beautifully illustrated book, passionate picnicker Mark Price celebrates, and offers inspiration for, this great British institution - in all its guises. He provides seasonal recipes for all manner of drinks and picnic fare - from quick and easy sandwiches and soups, to more elaborate pies and cakes - whatever the time of year, whatever the weather and however much time you have to prepare. He also offers: tips on how best to transport certain foods what equipment you'll need when you arrive a comprehensive guide to 20 top British picnic sites, including a map of the site, how to find the perfect picnic spot and a list of local producers for a 'cheat's' picnic
Posted in Cooking

The Lie of the Land

An under-the-field guide to the British Isles

Author: Ian Vince

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330535889

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5481

Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.
Posted in History

Geology of the Jurassic Coast

The Red Coast Revealed : Exmouth to Lyme Regis

Author: Richard Anthony Edwards

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9780954484545

Category: Coasts

Page: 128

View: 5996

Posted in Coasts

South West Coast Path

Exmouth to Poole

Author: Roland Tarr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781310588

Category: South West Coast Path (England)

Page: 168

View: 6932

The South West Coast Path is the spectacular 630-mile (1008-km) National Trail around the tip of Britain. This volume features the section of the Path from Exmouth to Poole, a distance of 116 miles (186 km) along the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site. Following Natural England’s acorn waymarks, the route wends its way along the cliffs, past The Cobb at Lyme Regis and the impressive sweep of the Chesil Beach to Lulworth Cove and Studland Bay. This complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller has been fully revised and updated for 2013. It has also been completely re-designed, and features many more colour photographs and much more backgrpound information on local history and wildlife. It is less a guidebook than a complete companion for anyone visiting this part of the landscape. 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.
Posted in South West Coast Path (England)

Bird Observatories of the British Isles

Author: Mike Archer,Mark Grantham,Peter Howlett,Steven Stansfield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408139057

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 5998

Bird observatories are research stations established mainly for the study of migration, particularly by means of ringing. There are now 20 scattered around the British Isles at key points on migration routes, on coastal promontories or small islands. Part of their attraction is the regular occurrence of rarities that are found each year at these observatories. Written by wardens and ringers from each location, Bird Observatories of the British Isles is a timely new edition of one of the earliest Poyser titles. It includes detailed coverage of the history, location, habitats and ornithological interest of each observatory, including summaries and tables of noteworthy events.
Posted in Science

Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland

Author: Mike Archer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408110407

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 4019

An overview of the history and ornithological significance of the Bird Observatories of Britain.
Posted in Science

Essential AS Geography

Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751754

Category: Geography

Page: 408

View: 1156

Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and rapidly instil confidence in the first year student, providing the means to achieve examination success.
Posted in Geography

Walks Along the West Jurassic Coast

Portland to Exmouth: The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site

Author: Robert Westwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907701146

Category: Jurassic Coast (England)

Page: 64

View: 498

Walks Along the East Jurassic Coast and its companion Walks Along the West Jurassic Coast Are the first two books in a series of 11 walking guides spanning the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path National Trail
Posted in Jurassic Coast (England)

Fodor's England 2013

with the Best of Wales

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0876371764

Category: Travel

Page: 880

View: 8291

With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor’s England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London’s cutting-edge galleries. Expanded Coverage: England is always polishing its treasures, and this edition includes fresh city and country restaurant and hotel picks, along with newly popular sights such as Highclere Castle, which stands in for Downton Abbey in the Masterpiece Classic series. London‘s hot hotel and restaurant scenes get attention too, with best bets for different price categories and experiences. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Creating a great trip to England and Wales is easy using Top Attractions and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car, bus, and train.
Posted in Travel

BBC Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Zoology

Page: N.A

View: 6245

Posted in Zoology

Geography AQA

Author: John Hancock

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 9781843156352

Category: Geography

Page: 213

View: 3705

Written by examiners and practising teachers, this work offers study and homework support throughout GCSE. It is useful as a reference source, a lesson back-up and as a revision guide.
Posted in Geography

Geotourism

The Tourism of Geology and Landscape

Author: David Newsome,Ross Kingston Dowling

Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 6126

This volume presents a compilation of first-class international research which provides insight into the many facets of this emerging subject, and comprehensively explores the nexus between landscape, geological phenomena, and tourism. It contains examples of geotourism concepts, development, and practice from around the world.
Posted in Business & Economics