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20 Glorious Walks Through English Cities
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.
Each of these 20 walks includes:
a GPS enabled map configured for your mobile device
specially commissioned illustrations of the route and walk data
inspiring photographs of the things you will see along the way
information on green spaces and architectural gems
recommended cafes, pubs and independent shops
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.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
'An illustrated walking guide like no other... this book is full of great walks that will help you to see cities in a different light and from some very different viewpoints.' * NFU Countryside magazine * 'Perfect for city dwellers who want to explore their home turf or for keen walkers who fancy something new.' * Yours * 'Covers city walks that may be urban but are also decidedly wild and wonderful.' * National Geographic Traveller *