A claim on the countryside: a history of the British outdoor movement
This study examines the scale and nature of the twentieth-century British outdoor movement, showing how recreational development was more than an interwar "craze" or a reaction against the consequences of industrialization and urbanization. It emphasizes the social and political significance of a peculiarly British phenomenon-one which has made, and is still making, a substantial contribution to the growth of leisure facilities and countryside planning.
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