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



West Midlands books: Maps

Philip's Street Atlas Birmingham and West Midlands: Spiral Edition (Street Atlasa)
Philip's Street Atlas Birmingham and West Midlands: Spiral Edition (Street Atlasa)

This fully revised street atlas of Birmingham and West Midlands gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area. 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 standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, with the centres of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Coventry 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. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.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: 7 Oct 2011 [Spiral-Bound]

Philip's Street Atlas Birmingham and West Midlands: Spiral Edition (Street Atlasa)   Philip's Street Atlas Birmingham and West Midlands: Spiral Edition (Street Atlasa)


West Midlands Cycle Route: Sustrans' Official Route Map and Guide to the 162 Mile Cycle Route from Oxford to Derby Via Birmingham
West Midlands Cycle Route: Sustrans' Official Route Map and Guide to the 162 Mile Cycle Route from Oxford to Derby Via Birmingham

Price: £5.99

Publication: June 20, 2005 [Folded Map] [Map]

West Midlands Cycle Route: Sustrans' Official Route Map and Guide to the 162 Mile Cycle Route from Oxford to Derby Via Birmingham   West Midlands Cycle Route: Sustrans' Official Route Map and Guide to the 162 Mile Cycle Route from Oxford to Derby Via Birmingham


West Midlands Street Atlas (spiral) (A-Z Street Atlas)
West Midlands Street Atlas (spiral) (A-Z Street Atlas)

This A-Z map of the West Midlands and Birmingham in a spiral bound street atlas contains 222 pages of coloured street mapping which includes coverage of:

Birmingham
Coventry
Dudley
Solihull
Stourbridge
Walsall
Wolverhampton
The map extends to also cover:

Cannock
Lichfield
Tamworth
Atherstone
Nuneaton
Hinckley
Rugby
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwick
Kenilworth
Redditch
Bromsgrove
Kidderminster
In addition, there are large scale city centre maps of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.

Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the mapping.

The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, junctions, place and area names, National Rail and Midland Metro stations. There is a separate list of hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Price: £9.06

Publication: 5 Mar 2011 [Illustrated] [Spiral-Bound]

West Midlands Street Atlas (spiral) (A-Z Street Atlas)   West Midlands Street Atlas (spiral) (A-Z Street Atlas)


West Midlands: Maxi (AA Street by Street)
West Midlands: Maxi (AA Street by Street)

This is a new edition in the AA's groundbreaking series of "Street by Street" titles, covering the West Midlands, fully revised and updated for 2007. Presented in a large format, the maps clearly show AA recommended restaurants, pubs, hotels, one-way streets and car parks, 24-hour petrol stations and garden centres are also highlighted. Also featuring a clever use of colour to ensure they can be read under street lighting and using National Grid referencing for easy navigation from page to page, these maps are all you need to find your way quickly and easily throughout the West Midlands.

Price: £11.99

Publication: 31 Jan 2008 [Spiral-Bound]

West Midlands: Maxi (AA Street by Street)   West Midlands: Maxi (AA Street by Street)


West Midlands books: Travel Guides

West Midlands Super Red Book New Colour Title! New Spiral Bound Atlas! (Super Red Book Colour)
West Midlands Super Red Book New Colour Title! New Spiral Bound Atlas! (Super Red Book Colour)

Price: £9.79

Publication: June 1, 2004 [Spiral-Bound]

West Midlands Super Red Book New Colour Title! New Spiral Bound Atlas! (Super Red Book Colour)   West Midlands Super Red Book New Colour Title! New Spiral Bound Atlas! (Super Red Book Colour)


West Midlands books: History & Heritage

West Midland Canals Through Time: Severn, Avon & Birmingham
West Midland Canals Through Time: Severn, Avon & Birmingham

This book is a study of waterways infrastructure and investigates through images and maps how the present midland network of canal and river navigations was put together. It is a complex history where some working waterways are approaching 250 years of existence, but where others span the distance of time with construction and modification extending right up to the present day. In some instances their existence has been sound and with other cases fragile. Many might have disappeared by now, were it not for a unique set of circumstances and a British passion for the past. English and Welsh Canals and River Navigations, in 2012, face one of the most of the most important challenges since 1948 when waterways owned and maintained by British Waterways pass into the control of the Canal and River Trust. The present situation is further complicated by the fact that not all navigations in England and Wales were nationalised. A portion of the railway owned canals had also been abandoned and some independent canals had closed before that time and were not considered in the nationalisation package. Others, such as the Derby Canal, lingered on in private ownership until complete abandonment occurred.

Price: £10.34

Publication: 31 July 2012 [Paperback]

West Midland Canals Through Time: Severn, Avon & Birmingham   West Midland Canals Through Time: Severn, Avon & Birmingham


West Midlands books: Walking and Tours

50 Walks in Warwickshire W Midlan (AA 50 Walks Series)
50 Walks in Warwickshire W Midlan (AA 50 Walks Series)

Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Warwickshire & the West Midlands 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.

Price: £8.99

Publication: 30 April 2013 [Paperback]

50 Walks in Warwickshire W Midlan (AA 50 Walks Series)   50 Walks in Warwickshire W Midlan (AA 50 Walks Series)


Where to Watch Birds in the West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Former West Midlands County
Where to Watch Birds in the West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Former West Midlands County

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.

Price: £18.99

Publication: 29 Jun 2007

Where to Watch Birds in the West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Former West Midlands County   Where to Watch Birds in the West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Former West Midlands County


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