win prizes
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places 500 Essential Journeys by Christopher Somerville
  

Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places 500 Essential Journeys

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places 500 Essential Journeys by Christopher Somerville

Storm-battered headlands, hidden waterfalls, tumbledown cottages, the ruins of haunted chapels deep in forgotten woods, medieval Green Men, old mines and quarries being recaptured by nature, rusting sea-forts tottering on sandbanks ...Britain and Ireland are full of wild places, some remote, many often astonishingly close to home. Christopher Somerville has travelled through fields and green lanes, in forests and mountains and on lonely coasts, seeking out his favourite 500 untamed treasures. This book will show you how everyone can discover a piece of the wild for themselves.

Reviews

An excellent survey ... Somerville belongs to the fine tradition of British nature writers that [is] at once informative and poetic -- Colin Tudge * Financial Times * A wonderful tome for anyone seeking wilderness on their doorstep * Country Walking * Brilliant and heartfelt ... magnificent ... an extraordinary work which looks set to reconfigure our relationship with the great outdoors * Sunday Telegraph * A true compendium of the wild coast and countryside ... you are left with the impression that here is a writer with whom you would like to spend time * Country Life * Utterly charming ... a wonderful book and elegant reference guide * Irish Times *


About the Author

Christopher Somerville has spent twenty-five years walking the country lanes, back hills and wildernesses of Britain and Ireland, and believes he has learnt most things of importance while outdoors. He is the author of Coast and Coast: The Journey Continues, which accompanied the BBC2 series. He writes regularly on country walks, for publications including the Daily Telegraph and Saga.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2011

Author

Christopher Somerville

More books by Christopher Somerville
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Travel & holiday guides

ISBN

9780141029221

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools