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
The Walk Chapters:
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
About the author
Julia Bradbury was born in Dublin to a Greek mother and a Derbyshire-born father. The family moved back to the UK in the early seventies and settled in Rutland (the smallest county in Britain). Business interests of both parents also took them to Sheffield w here Julia went to school. Julia’s first professional engagement w as in the Crucible Theatre’s stage production of Peter Pan, w here she donned a fishtail and got afternoons off school playing a mermaid.
After leaving school she moved to London and after a short spell of working in the family fashion business, she followed her dream of working in television. She lives in London with her partner and three children.