Shropshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Shropshire that you may find useful.
Shropshire books: Travel Guides
Tourist map of the Shropshire Union Canal featuring the canal corridor at 1:60,000 showing facilities available to the boat user with details of boatyards, boat hire and trip boat operators. Illustrated guide to the canal features of interest.
Canal coverage from Wolverhampton to Market Drayton and including part of the derelict Shrewsbury and Newport Canal. Detailed plans of Market Drayton and Newport at 1:15,000 showing streets, shopping areas, canal facilities and places of interest. Diagrammatic section along the canal.
Canal coverage from Market Drayton to Ellesmere Port and including the Middlewich Branch. Detailed plans of Nantwich, Middlewich and Chester at 1:15,000 showing streets, shopping areas, canal facilities and places of interest. Introduction to the history of the canal.
Publication: 22 May 2008 [Folded Map]
Shropshire, Staffordshire & The Black Country Cycle Map including The Mercian Way, West Midlands Cycle Route, The Six Castles Cycleway and 4 individual day rides. This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by CycleCity Guides in partnership with Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm.
Publication: 1 Sep 2013
Shropshire books: History & Heritage
The unspoiled county of Shropshire is among the most appealing in England for lovers of architecture. The county's many historic towns, of which Shrewsbury and Ludlow are the largest, are especially plentiful in Georgian and timber-framed buildings. Shropshire's villages, intriguingly varied in plan and building materials, reflect the diverse landscape of plains, hills and moorland and the rich and complex underlying geology. The Cistercian abbey of Buildwas is the finest of several notable monastic ruins, and outstanding medieval parish churches and castles are also numerous. Many of the country houses have a central place in the story of English architecture: the fortified mansions at Acton Burnell and Stokesay, thirteenth-century design at its most sophisticated; the vigorous Baroque houses of John Prince and Francis Smith; John Nash's Italianate villa at Cronkhill, looking like something in a Claude painting; Norman Shaw's splendid Late Victorian mansion at Adcote. Shropshire is also unrivalled for its early industrial remains, including the spectacular bridge at Coalbrookdale, the first in the world to be built of iron. More ancient cultures are represented by the numerous prehistoric hill-forts and the celebrated Roman town at Wroxeter. Each city, town or village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous maps and plans, over a hundred new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both reference work and guide.
Publication: 26 Sep 2006 [Hardcover]
Shropshire books: Walking and Tours
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.
Publication: 30 Jun 2010 [Cards]
Britain's best loved walking guides brings you a brand new Pathfinder® Guide to Shropshire & Staffordshire Walks containing 28 fabulous walks exploring the unspoilt rural landscapes of Shropshire and Staffordshire from the Welsh borders to the fringes of the Peak District, and from the mosses and meres near the Cheshire border to Cannock Chase and the Shropshire Hills. The walks range in length from 3.5 to 9 miles and in typical Pathfinder® Guide style offer something for all tastes and abilities.
Publication: 8 May 2012 [Paperback]
On a fine day there is nothing quite so enjoyable for dogowners than getting out into the countryside with their pet for a leisurely walk. The circular routes which vary in length, has information of the distance and terrain, and in an emergency, the nearest veterinary surgery. Explore the Shropshire countryside without the anxiety.
Publication: 7 July 2011
A new edition of this popular guide to the border country from Ludlow to Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones, including the famous Ironbridge and the gorge - one of Europe's finest heritage centres. Throughout the two dozen walks the author draws attention to historical and natural features of interest met with. He also provides maps and details of parking, tourist information centres and even toilets! Most of the walks are circular and suited to family outings. Some make use of the popular Severn Valley Railway for the return trip: a complete day out. The territory to be explored is the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in south Shropshire bisected by the A49 and centred on the little town of Church Stretton. The pleasures of river walking will be contrasted with the high moors of the Long Mynd, the sharp rocky spine of the Stiperstones, and the long windy ridge of Wenlock Edge. There is a magic ring to the very names of these places, and many have strong historical connections.
Publication: 1 May 2004 [Paperback]
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the former West Midlands County are collectively known as the West Midlands. This is a region of contrasts: from the bleak moors of Peak District to the mellow hills of the Cotswolds; or from the wooded hillsides and streams of the Welsh border country to the lush valleys of the Avon. Within its rich mosaic of habitats can be found a combination of northern species such as Twite and Black Grouse and southern ones such as Nightingale; western ones like the Pied Flycatcher and the eastern Red-legged Partridge. Black Redstarts maintain a tenuous presence in the hub of Birmingham and the Marsh Warbler can still be found in Worcestershire. This third edition has been extensively revised and updated, with several new sites added and some existing site accounts considerably expanded. It is the essential tool for anyone birding in this rewarding region.
Publication: 29 Jun 2007
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