A claim on the countryside: a history of the British outdoor movement

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Keele University Press, 1997 - History - 303 pages
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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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The Formation of Footpath Protection Societies
Early Walkers
Natural Historians

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Taylor is lecturer in modern history at the University of Northumbria

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