West Sussex books and mapsHere is a list of books for West Sussex that you may find useful.
West Sussex books: Maps
This map contains highly detailed coverage at 1.5 miles to 1 inch of the road network in West Sussex, including minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip road is shown in detail. There is much other detail, including thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and other places of interest. The map has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of Chichester and Haywards Heath.
Publication: August 26, 2003 [Hardcover]
This pocket-sized street atlas of West Sussex 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 standard scale of 2 2/3 inches to 1 mile, and show postcode boundaries. Other information on the maps includes 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.
Publication: 15 April 2010 [Paperback]
This full colour foldout visitors' map of Surrey, East Sussex & West Sussex features road mapping that covers an area extending to:
The south coast from Portsmouth to Hastings
Ashford (Kent) and Faversham to the east
Reading, central London, Gravesend and Sheerness to the north
Fareham and Basingstoke to the west.
Map detail is shown at a clear 2.5 miles to 1 inch scale (1.6 kms to 1 cm) and includes the following features:
Motorways, service areas, primary routes and destinations, A & B roads, tolls, mileages, gradients 1:5 and steeper and county boundaries.
Full major road junction detail.
Selected safety camera locations with their maximum speed limits and fuel stations.
Selected places of interest, tourist information centres, caravan and camping sites and golf courses.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the boundary to the UK's newest National Park, the South Downs National Park, are also shown.
There are 2 separate index panels adjacent to the mapping:
An index to cities, towns, villages, hamlets and locations
A comprehensive places of interest index with the corresponding map symbol shown alongside each entry for easy identification.
Publication: 4 May 2011 [Folded Map, Illustrated] [Map]
West Sussex books: History & Heritage
West Sussex has a long and interesting history. This fascinating new book presents for the first time a collection of the most dramatic 'events' in that long history, all, since the invention of the camera, captured by enterprising photographers. A picture speaks a thousand words - and never more so than when it records a moment in history that can never be repeated. Well within living memory, happenings such as the great freeze of 1962-3, or the great hurricane of 1987 will stir recollections for many readers, as will many stories and pictures from the Second World War. But, whatever the period or part of the county, there is a great deal to intrigue and inform everyone in West Sussex in this splendid addition to its published history ...the stories and the pictures of the events that made the headlines!
Publication: November 7, 2003 [Paperback]
West Sussex books: Walking and Tours
Part of a series for the keen walker, this book features 100 route descriptions of circular walks ranging from 3-12 miles in West Sussex. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. This is the companion volume to "100 Walks in East Sussex". This book provides a wide variety of walks across downlands and through woods. From the historic landscapes around Chicester and Arundel, from St Leonards forest in the East of the county to the South Downs which run across the its entire width, all walkers should find something of interest, whatever the season.
Publication: 27 Feb 1995
This compact and handy guide to short walks in West Yorkshire 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 [Paperback]
Richard Williamson's weekly walking column has long been one of the most popular features in the Chichester Observer, Worthing Observer and West Sussex Gazette. Now, following the format that has proved such a hit over the years, for the first time he has compiled his favourite walks - one for every week of the year - with hand-drawn route maps. His knowledge and love of the timeless South Downs landscape and its varied flora, fauna and stories - from bat-birds and the Devil's Jumps to beloved pubs and famous poets - combine with practical notes on routes that can be covered easily in an afternoon. Richard Williamson was for 30 years the manager of Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve and has an unparalleled knowledge of South Downs wildlife and lore.
Publication: 5 Mar 2012 [Hardcover]
The Pathfinder® Guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Walkers of all abilities can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty with this Pathfinder® guide which takes you from gentle riverside strolls to hikes along the exhilarating South Downs Way. Each walk in Pathfinder® Guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to make your walk as stress-free as possible. Pathfinder® Guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks guides you to some of the best walking destinations in the county, from the highest point in the South Downs National Park to the brooks of the Arun valley and the historic harbour at Chichester. Inside you'll also find a wealth of helpful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs along the way, where to park before you start your walk and places of interest en route.
Pathfinder® Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. They are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, tried and tested by seasoned walkers and accompanied by beautiful photography and clear Ordnance Survey mapping. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.
Publication: 29 Nov 2010 [Paperback]
"Surrey and West 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 23 and 36 miles taking you along low-traffic or traffic free roads, tracks and paths. These visit the handsome towns and pretty countryside of Surrey and West Sussex 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 16 miles explore the Hampshire Downs, the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and the 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
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