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Here is a list of books for Somerset that you may find useful.



Somerset books: Maps

Philip's Street Atlas Somerset: Spiral Edit
Philip's Street Atlas Somerset: Spiral Edit

This revised Philip's Street Atlas Somerset gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger scale maps at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Bristol and Bath city centres are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 5 Nov 2012

Philip's Street Atlas Somerset: Spiral Edit   Philip's Street Atlas Somerset: Spiral Edit


Somerset books: Travel Guides

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge
The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset is the ultimate guide to this alluring region. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 1 Mar 2012

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge   The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge


Somerset books: History & Heritage

Somerset Dorset Line from Above Bath to
Somerset Dorset Line from Above Bath to

The Somerset & Dorset is one of the most popular lines in Britain's railway history. Although it was one of the many uneconomic lines that closed following the Beeching report in the early 1960s it has a great appeal to railway enthusiasts today. Many remember the line as a route to holiday destinations, as it linked Bath and Bournemouth and provided connections to the Midland and London & South Western railways from Great Western territory, but it also provided a valuable service to local passengers and freight traffic. First built in the mid 19th century, the Somerset & Dorset kept its independent identity throughout its history although jointly operated for much of its existence by the Midland and London & South Western railways until 1923 then owned by the Southern and London, Midland & Scottish railways until nationalisation. Athough the Somerset & Dorset closed more than 40 years ago, the line has left traces in the landscape which are still visible today. The route is split into two volumes from Bath to Evercreech Junction and from Evercreech Junction to Bournemouth. This book shows the route through the medium of aerial photography from Bath to Evercreech Junction, including well known landmarks of the railway that are still tracable today such as Bath Green Park station, Midford station, Midsomer Norton South station, Bath Road viaduct and Charlton viaduct. The aerial photographs are supplemented by historical photographs of significant locations or structures along the line such as stations, tunnels, junctions and viaducts as well as maps showing sections of the line before closure.

Price: £16.25

Publication: 18 April 2013

Somerset Dorset Line from Above Bath to   Somerset Dorset Line from Above Bath to


Somerset books: Walking and Tours

30 Walks in Somerset (AA 30 Walks in)
30 Walks in Somerset (AA 30 Walks in)

This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 30 Jun 2010

30 Walks in Somerset (AA 30 Walks in)   30 Walks in Somerset (AA 30 Walks in)


Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset (Adventurous Pub Walks)
Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset (Adventurous Pub Walks)

This work presents twenty circular walks varying in length between seven and twelve miles based around good local pubs. It includes routes on Exmoor and near Glastonbury, Bridgwater and Taunton, along with maps and photographs.

Price: £7.99

Publication: 26 April 2007

Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset (Adventurous Pub Walks)   Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset (Adventurous Pub Walks)


Pathfinder Somerset, the Mendips & Wiltshire (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Somerset, the Mendips & Wiltshire (Pathfinder Guides)

Both scenically and historically, Somerset and Wiltshire rank as two of the most attractive and interesting counties in Britain. Landscapes range from the breezy heights of the Mendips to the flat meadows of the Somerset Levels, and from the rolling chalk uplands of the Marlborough Downs to the mudflats and sandy expanses that fringe the Bristol Channel coast. Walkers can experience a variety of such terrains in this guide. The region boasts Europe's greatest concentration of prehistoric monuments such as those at Avebury and Stonehenge, and sites that inspired a host of romantic myths and legends, from King Arthur to Alfred the Great.

Price: £9.59

Publication: 5 July 2010

Pathfinder Somerset, the Mendips & Wiltshire (Pathfinder Guides)   Pathfinder Somerset, the Mendips & Wiltshire (Pathfinder Guides)


Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

This title provides 40 circular routes around this popular walking area, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes around the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Severn estuary and the Cotswolds.

Price: £8.99

Publication: 16 Jun 2005

Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Gloucestershire.   Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Gloucestershire.


Somerset A Dog Walker's Guide
Somerset A Dog Walker's Guide

The circular routes vary in length from 1 and three quarter and 5 and a half miles and each walk has information on the distance and terrain, livestock likely to be encountered, number and type of stiles en route and, in an emergency, the nearest veterinary surgery. The routes give dogs and their owners the chance to explore the county's beautiful countryside.

Price: £6.08

Publication: 30 April 2009

Somerset A Dog Walker's Guide   Somerset A Dog Walker's Guide


Somerset: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)
Somerset: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)

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 Somerset, 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.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 1 Sep 2013

Somerset: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)   Somerset: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)


Somerset books: Entertainment & Leisure

West Country Climbs: Avon and Somerset, North Devon, the Culm, Atlantic Coast, Inland Cornwall, West Penwith, the Lizard, Inland Devon, Torbay, Dorset: Rock Climbing Guide
West Country Climbs: Avon and Somerset, North Devon, the Culm, Atlantic Coast, Inland Cornwall, West Penwith, the Lizard, Inland Devon, Torbay, Dorset: Rock Climbing Guide

The summer of 2010, will see the publication of the new Rockfax guidebook - "West Country Climbs" - a major new Rockfax guide to one of the UK's most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book will be fashioned in Rockfax's award-winning layout and design, and will be copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK's most popular holiday destination - the West Country. The book covers around 800 of the West Country's most popular and highest calibre climbs, which span the full spectrum of climbing styles and grades; from committing multi-pitch sea cliff routes, to easy-going inland sport climbs. The rock ranges from the moorland and sea cliff granites of Dartmoor and West Penwith, through the geological weirdness of North Devon and Cornwall, to the multitude of limestone's on parade in Devon, Somerset, Avon and Dorset. "West Country Climbs" will be an essential reference book to the climbing available in the region. The guidebook will appeal to the holidaying or regular visitor to the West Country whilst also offering a vast amount of up-to-date and inspirational coverage for the local climber.

Price: £16.47

Publication: 1 July 2010

West Country Climbs: Avon and Somerset, North Devon, the Culm, Atlantic Coast, Inland Cornwall, West Penwith, the Lizard, Inland Devon, Torbay, Dorset: Rock Climbing Guide   West Country Climbs: Avon and Somerset, North Devon, the Culm, Atlantic Coast, Inland Cornwall, West Penwith, the Lizard, Inland Devon, Torbay, Dorset: Rock Climbing Guide


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