Berkshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Berkshire that you may find useful.
- Berkshire books:Maps
- Berkshire books:History & Heritage
- Berkshire books:Walking and Tours
- Berkshire books:General Interest
Berkshire books: Maps
This street atlas of Berkshire 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 3.5 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. Also included in 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.
Publication: 6 May 2013
Berkshire books: History & Heritage
Nikolaus Pevsner described Berkshire as 'half home county, half West Country'. This revised and comprehensive guide follows its historic boundaries, including the large area transferred to Oxfordshire in the 1970s. The variety of architecture is, in consequence, broad and remarkable. Berkshire's houses range from intriguing early timber-framed dwellings to the splendors of Windsor Castle, at once England's greatest fortress and finest royal palace, through Georgian, Victorian and Arts-and-Crafts mansions of exceptional diversity and richness. Besides its numerous medieval churches, the county is a wonderful hunting ground for the Gothic Revival, including works by famous names such as Butterfield and G.E. Street. Its market towns retain much of their Georgian charm, while the prosperity of recent years has brought new waves of confident and innovative architecture. Each city, town or village is treated in a detailed gazetter. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Also included are plentiful maps and plans, over 100 new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary. The result is both an indispensable reference work and an invaluable guide.
Publication: 21 May 2010
Berkshire books: Walking and Tours
Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide 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 Berkshire and Buckingham shire, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way, including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. 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: 28 Feb 2009
Berkshire books: General Interest
A guidebook to walking in Berkshire, in the south of England, ?Walking in Berkshire' describes 20 walks covering the various scenic delights of the county. The walks in this guidebook vary in length from 6 to 13 miles, suitable for all abilities and interests. The uniqueness of the south Berkshire pinewoods and heathland, the peaceful rural Thames between Cookham and Streatley, the majestic Downs and the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal, together with some unspoilt and picturesque villages, are explored through these routes. What Berkshire lacks in size is more than made up for in its variety of scenery, which extends from gentle parkland around Windsor to the wilds of the Lambourn Downs.
Publication: 1 Aug 2003
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