Slow Sussex and South Downs National Park: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

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Bradt Travel Guides, Apr 15, 2011 - Travel - 260 pages
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Straddling the Hampshire Downs and the distinctive countryside of Sussex, the South Downs is Britain's newest and most visited national park, and is abutted by a long coastline and the surprisingly remote landscapes of the Weald. Slow-travel enthusiast and Sussex resident Tim Locke takes a close-up look at the best of the countryside and places in his back yard, and celebrates what makes the area so distinctive. This is not a book of dry practicalities. Locke's local knowledge leads the reader to his favourite walks, pubs and and places to stay, while his colourful interviews with local craftsmen and characters give visitors a personal acquaintance with the region. Sussex boasts a huge variety of landscapes and architecture, from the chalk South Downs to the salty marshes at Chichester Harbour. The ways of enjoying it are just as diverse, and could include foraging for fungi on the Wealden heaths, watching the unique Sussex pastime of stoolball, paragliding over the Downs or sampling a locally produced wine.

 

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Contents

Winchester and the Hampshire Downs
1
Chichester Harbour to the Arun
35
Brighton and its Hinterland
97
Lewes Downs to Beachy Head
136
The Eastern High Weald
185
Eastbourne Hastings and 1066 Country
223
Index
256
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About the author (2011)

Sussex resident Tim Locke is a freelance travel writer and associate editor of the Good Pub Guide who has written numerous guides and designed walking routes and cycle maps of Sussex.

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