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I confess, I’m a fan of circular routes. I enjoy walking but a finish that involves public transport or a conveniently parked second car is not for me. I also like great views, the UK countryside and a decent pub to rest, recuperate and meet both locals and fellow explorers.
Add to that mix, an opportunity to visit civil-war battle fields, pick a route to suit available time and to enjoy great maps, detailed descriptions, good photos and variety that includes the Downs and lowland countryside, and you have Deirdre Sutton’s excellent little book.
And I don’t describe 'Day Walks' as a ‘little book’ by accident. It is a perfect size to slip in your pocket or rucksack. Easy to carry, easy to refer to, easy to use.
A great read. Time to reach for your walking boots and give it a try.
Day Walks on the South Downs features 20 circular routes, between 6 and 14 miles (9km and 22km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities.
The routes are split into three geographical areas - Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex - and include walks to the most historic and beautiful areas of the South Downs National Park, including Winchester Hill Fort, Black Down, Chanctonbury Ring, Devil's Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Beachy Head.
This guidebook is written by Deirdre Huston, a South Downs local, keen hill walker and experienced author.
Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. Also included is a detailed Appendix.
One of the best walking guides we've used.
OUTDOORSmagic.com on Day Walks in the Peak District
An invaluable addition to any walker's library.
Lakeland Walker Magazine on Day Walks in the Lake District
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing an imprint of Vertebrate Graphics Ltd
|Publication date:||5th March 2020|
|Publisher:||Vertebrate Publishing an imprint of Vertebrate Graphics Ltd|
|Categories:||Walking, hiking, trekking, Travel & holiday guides,|
Deirdre Huston is an author and photographer whose work is inspired by a love of history and the outdoors. Born in Crawley, she now lives beside the South Downs in Sussex with her husband and grown-up children. She is the walks writer for Sussex Life magazine and Assistant Editor of Hassocks Life magazine. In partnership with National Trust South Downs, she has made films to explore local history at ancient Saddlescombe Farm, Devil's Dyke and Cissbury Ring. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also writes fiction. She co-authored Cycling in Sussex, ...More About Deirdre Huston