Sussex books and mapsHere is a list of books for Sussex that you may find useful.
Sussex books: Travel Guides
Straddling the Hampshire Downs and the distinctive countryside of Sussex, the South Downs is Britain's newest and most visited national park, and is abutted by a long coastline and the surprisingly remote landscapes of the Weald. Slow-travel enthusiast and Sussex resident Tim Locke takes a close-up look at the best of the countryside and places in his back yard, and celebrates what makes the area so distinctive. This is not a book of dry practicalities. Locke's local knowledge leads the reader to his favourite walks, pubs and and places to stay, while his colourful interviews with local craftsmen and characters give visitors a personal acquaintance with the region. Sussex boasts a huge variety of landscapes and architecture, from the chalk South Downs to the salty marshes at Chichester Harbour. The ways of enjoying it are just as diverse, and could include foraging for fungi on the Wealden heaths, watching the unique Sussex pastime of stoolball, paragliding over the Downs or sampling a locally produced wine.
Publication: 15 April 2011
The brand-new, full-colour Rough Guide to Kent, Sussex & Surrey is the ultimate guide to this beautiful corner of England, with clear maps and lively accounts of both the big cultural attractions and the smaller, quirkier sights, and full coverage of vibrant Brighton and historic Canterbury.
The region is fast gaining a reputation as a foodie hotspot, and the guide offers detailed reviews of the best places to eat, from old-world tearooms to Michelin-starred restaurants. Also included is accommodation for all budgets - from country-house hotels to cozy b&b's and idyllic campsites - as well as the best places to drink, featuring the best village pubs, plus the region's celebrated wineries. Find details on a host of local festivals and events, from Lewes' raucous Bonfire Night to Hastings' popular Pirate's Day, as well as ideas on outdoor activities, from paragliding in the South Downs to canoeing Kent's waterways, with plenty of scenic walks too. Written by local experts, this is an indispensable guide to a region that's ripe for exploring.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Kent, Sussex & Surrey.
Publication: 1 May 2013 [Paperback]
Kent and Sussex are popular counties - to live in and to visit, whether on a day-trip, a weekend break or for a longer holiday. The Time Out Kent & Sussex Guide includes all you need to know about these popular counties, organised by area and with clear maps: the most inspiring destinations, from spectacular beaches to grand gardens and stately homes; the best hotels and restaurants, and where to go for the most compelling sights, villages and landscapes. Local recommendations, plus information on hidden places and seasonal events, are included alongside a wealth of attractions, from Canterbury and Brighton to Goodwood and Chatham Dockyard.
Publication: 14 April 2011 [Paperback]
Sussex books: History & Heritage
With an entertaining and highly detailed narrative Peter Brandon takes us on a tour of Sussex's market towns, hills, castles, seaside resorts, gardens and churches, from Brighton to Ashdown Forest, and from Gatwick Airport to the Ouse. Every feature of the county is covered. Sussex has often been featured in art and literature over the centuries, not to mention in the chronicles of history, and to this day it remains a centre of national cultural significance. With its exquisite natural beauty, varied landscapes, local traditions, international transport systems, diverse communities, and strong links with the worlds of education and music, Sussex is still one of the most interesting and important counties in Britain. Dr Brandon's erudition and his infectious enthusiasm for his native home make Sussex a fascinating read for anyone interested not only in the county but in English history.
Publication: 31 Mar 2010
Sussex books: Walking and Tours
Despite the proximity of these counties to London, walkers parts of the region may find themselves treading some of the quietest footpaths in southern England. With smooth, rolling contours, they sweep across Sussex to terminate at Beachy Head and the spectacular Seven Sisters, and feature in several of the walks here. This is also a region of lonely marshlands, winding creeks and distant horizons. There are walks among these coastal lowlands around Chichester harbour, across the Pevensey Levels and over the reclaimed marshes near Rye, as well as more energetic and dramatic clifftop routes in the Seven Sisters and Hastings country parks.
Publication: 1 Oct 2008
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Sussex, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way, including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Publication: 30 April 2008
Sussex Walks is a collection of 20 circular walks, between 3.5 and 12 miles (5 and 19km) in length that explore the length and breadth of the county of Sussex. Wander through the county s varied and interesting landscapes; across open downland, through broadleaf forest and along evolving coastline. The routes are split into two areas the South Downs and the Weald and include walks in Ashdown Forest, around Cissbury Ring, over Ditchling Beacon, to Pooh Bridge and along the coast near West Wittering. Each route contains snippets of information on the local area. Learn about the wildlife, the history and the people of the countryside you re walking through. Every walk also includes creative starting points ideas to encourage you to reflect and respond to the landscape. Researched and written by local author and photographer Deirdre Huston, the walks feature clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, and information on local history, wildlife, refreshments and terrain.
Publication: 18 July 2013
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Sussex, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Publication: 1 Sep 2013
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