20 Glorious Walks through English Cities
26th April 2018 | Frances Lincoln
£16.99 | Paperback
An illustrated city walking guide like no other. Whether you’re a city-dweller who wants to explore your home turf, or a keen country walker who likes the idea of trying something different, or a discerning weekend breaker who wants to get under the skin of a city in a day or two, Urban Rambles is the book to inspire you to get out and explore your nearest city on foot.
England’s cities have become much more walkable places in the last decade, with huge investments in green spaces, redevelopment of old industrial areas and a complete urban planning re-think in favour of pedestrians. Walking in a city is the healthy lifestyle choice, offering you the chance to exercise and the calming powers of green spaces. Choose from cathedral cities like York and Lincoln, seats of learning like Cambridge and Oxford, trading ports like Bristol and Liverpool, cities designed for pleasure like Brighton and Bath. Choose to visit Victorian industrial cities Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham, and of course the nation’s capital, where a new 25-mile circular route takes you from urban regeneration through the Olympic Park and past rivers, parks and palaces.
Nicholas Rudd-Jones is the co-author of Pathways, a book on the origin of paths, published by Guardian Books in 2011. It was in the Top 10 Guardian bestseller’s list for several weeks and was referenced in Robert Macfarlane’s seminal work, The Old Ways. He is also the co-founder of www.walkingworld.com the UK’s largest online archive of walking routes, with over 7000 walks across the whole country. @urbanrambles www.urbanrambles.org
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