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.
Britain's Heritage Coast
Author: Paul Harris
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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.
Author: Gary Holpin
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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.
Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places
Author: Alexandra Richards
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
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.
Author: Marianna Dudley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils
Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
Author: Peter Long
Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd
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.
A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage
Author: Christopher Somerville
Publisher: Bbc Publications
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.
Includes Stonehenge, Salisbury & Winchester
Author: Jane Anderson
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
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.
An under-the-field guide to the British Isles
Author: Ian Vince
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Red Coast Revealed : Exmouth to Lyme Regis
Author: Richard Anthony Edwards
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
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.
Exmouth to Poole
Author: Roland Tarr
Category: South West Coast Path (England)
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.
Author: Mike Archer,Mark Grantham,Peter Howlett,Steven Stansfield
Publisher: A&C Black
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.
Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
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
Portland to Exmouth: The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site
Author: Robert Westwood
Category: Jurassic Coast (England)
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.
with the Best of Wales
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
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.
Author: John Hancock
Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
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.
The Tourism of Geology and Landscape
Author: David Newsome,Ross Kingston Dowling
Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited
Category: Business & Economics