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Around Bristol & Bath - Nigel Vile

Countryside Books, 2001, Paperback [Ringbound] ..
Condition: Very Good.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “The area around Bristol & Bath offers many opportunities for excellent cycling. To the south-west lie the Somerset Levels where the miles can be covered with the minimum of effort. To the north there are the Severn Vale and the Cotswold Plateau where once again the gradients are gentle. Head east into Wiltshire and there are the Vale of Pewsey and the Wylye Valley, both idyllic areas for the cyclist. The 20 circular rides in this book take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in the region. You will discover the beautiful south Cotswold villages of Little Badminton, Leighterton and Easton Grey. You will also have the chance to explore the ‘prettiest village in England’ — Castle Combe; the staircase of 16 locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Devizes; the vast parkland, including 5,000 acres of woodland that surrounds Longleat House; and the magical and mystical town of Glastonbury. The routes vary in length from 14 to 25 miles and are fully described in the text and shown on the accompanying sketch maps. There are also details on how to get to the start, where to park (if you are bringing your bike on a car) and where to find refreshments. In addition, there is advice on the terrain covered and brief notes about the places of interest en route.”
Size: 8¼" x 6¼"
Series: On Your Bike
Number of Pages: 96
ISBN: 1853066605