Lancashire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Lancashire that you may find useful.
Lancashire books: Maps
Lancashire books: Travel Guides
Lancashire is one of the most diverse of England's
counties,with scenery ranging from rocky coasts
to lush green lowlands and high, lonely moors. There
are cosy villages, lively towns and historic cities.
There are world-famous landmarks and there are
secret corners that few people know. This book is a
celebration of that diversity.
Award-winning photographer Jon Sparks has lived
and worked in Lancashire for most of his life and
has explored it from end to end, in all weathers
and using all manner of transport, but especially
on foot and by bike. The result is an exceptional
collection of photographs that truly captures
Lancashire in all its variety and all its many moods.
Naturally there are sweeping landscape views:
the vast tidal expanses of Morecambe Bay vividly
reflect a colourful sunset and snow blankets the
West Pennine Moors. There are reminders of the
county's rich flora and fauna, from orchids to fallow
deer. The vibrant urban scene is represented by
Blackpool's famous illuminations and Lancaster's
magnificent Georgian waterfront. And there are
reminders too that Lancashire is a place where
people live, work and play.
This book will delight every lover of Lancashire,
and provide at least a few surprises for most. And
for those who don't know the county so well, it
is a great introduction to all it has to offer.
Publication: 22 Sep 2009
Lancashire books: Walking and Tours
The 40 walks included in this excellent book all visit places of unusual interest within Lancashire, allowing the walker to enjoy the finest scenery whilst delving into our county's unique and often mysterious past. They will appeal to those who are seeking to tread the less travelled by-ways and who are not averse to their own company. "Curious Lancashire Walks" covers the whole of the county, which for ease of use is divided into three sections - north, central and south - and includes plenty of helpful information. Graham's lively writing style, combined with well-drawn, attractive maps, guarantee a highly entertaining read, as well as providing a first-class collection of the best walks that Lancashire has to offer.
Publication: 5 Aug 2006
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 the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Lancashire and Cheshire, 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
The routes in this new book give dogs and their owners the chance to explore Lancashire's beautiful countryside without anxiety. 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 number for the nearest veterinary surgery. Full colour
Publication: 2 Jun 2011
With its fen-like lowlands, its coastal scenery, the high fells of Bowland and the lush river valleys of the Ribble and Lune, Lancashire is a county of surprising diversity from its great Industrial heritage towns to its attractive, rural villages and its numerous historic monuments. There can be no better way of exploring Lancashire than by foot; it has a number of satisfying long-distance paths - both inland and coastal - and, as this book shows, opportunity for a great number of circular walks in highly distinctive surroundings, including the Lune Valley, Formby Point and Forest of Bowland.
Publication: 26 April 2010
Cycling guide to the Lancashire Cycleway - two loops, each 130 miles (225km), which meet at Whalley in the Ribble Valley, northern England. Lancashire is a great place to cycle, and cycling is a great way to see Lancashire. One of its great delights is its sheer variety. There's easy riding on the flat expanses of the west of the county and the gentle undulations of Arnside and Silverdale or the Ribble Valley. More stirring challenges are found in West Pennine Moors and the epic crossing of the Bowland Fells. But even on the wildest stretches, you're never too far from a welcoming pub and somewhere to sleep. The Cycleway comprises two distinct loops, each around 130 miles (225km) in length, which meet at Whalley in the Ribble valley. Seasoned cycle tourists can comfortably tackle either loop in a weekend, or do the whole thing inside a week. However, access by rail at numerous points means that less experienced cyclists can do it in shorter sections. This book, the first comprehensive guide to the Lancashire Cycleway, gives guidance on how to manage this, as well as a full description of the route, notes on where to find meals and accommodation, and masses of information about places of interest along the way. There is also some helpful advice for those new to cycling or cycle touring.
Publication: 6 July 2007
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