Kent books and mapsHere is a list of books for Kent that you may find useful.
Kent books: Maps
This flexibound street atlas has complete countywide mapping in one volume and contains 223 pages of coloured street mapping covering Kent in two sections:
Section 1: Main road mapping at a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile which covers the whole of the Kent administrative and postal area. Also included are 3 Channel Tunnel maps.
Section 2: Street Mapping at a scale of approximately 3 inches to 1 mile which includes all the major towns and villages throughout the county. Also included is a postcode map of the county. Both scales of street mapping feature postcode districts.
The index section gives references for both County and Street maps and lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, junction, place and area names. Also included is a separate index to Hospitals and Hospices covered by the atlas.
Publication: 19 Jun 2007
Kent books: Travel Guides
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]
Kent books: Walking and Tours
This compact and handy guide to short walks in Kent features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions.
Publication: 30 Jun 2011
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Kent 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 the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and 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 2013
"Kent and East Sussex" is one of 10 titles in the updated "Cycle Tours" series. The series has now been in continuous print for more than 15 years and with regular route revisions and updating the successful formula has gathered a large following. Each book in the series contains 20 routes all of which are either totally new or have been re-ridden and updated. There are 15 lane rides of between 26 and 36 miles taking you along low-traffic or traffic free roads, tracks and paths. These visit the towns and villages of Kent's Garden of England, the Sussex Weald and Romney Marsh with suggested short cuts for shorter rides, and suggested links to other nearby rides for a full day out. The 5 off-road rides of between 11 and 17 miles explore the North and South Downs. A unique feature of the "Cycle Tours" series is the superb Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger mapping showing the routes of the rides. The mapping not only gives the detail and clarity you need to follow the route with ease and safety, but allows you to plan short-cuts and detours, to look out for new places of interest, and to become truly involved in the landscape you are cycling through. Clear directions are given alongside the mapping and elevation profiles make planning the pacing of each ride an easy task. Extra information includes an introduction to the area of the route, nearest railway stations, places of interest with descriptions, guides to refreshment stops, and clear indications of distance, grade and terrain. The books are practically designed with a spiral-binding to make route-following as simple as possible.
Publication: 1 Jun 2010
Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long-distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and oast houses. Deal and Sandwich, featured on another walk, were once centres for smugglers, while walks along the cliffs of Dover and Folkestone evoke historic maritime events. In contrast, Romney Marsh and the Swale have a wild and lonely beauty which evoke a more contemplative mood.
Publication: 1 Oct 2008
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