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Headwaters: Walking to British River Sources (edition 2012)
by Phil Clayton (Author)
Headwaters: Walking to British River Sources by Phil Clayton
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Headwaters visits the sources of more than fifty rivers in Great Britain, from the longest and best known to some of the shortest and most eccentric. Phil Clayton describes a series of walks ranging from long treks over Scottish mountains and through wilderness glens to afternoon strolls in pastoral English parkland, moorland marches to forest forays, with the occasional bit of urban exploration thrown in. There is more variety of landscape and scenery around our river sources than might at first be expected and they all have a tale to tell. Three years in the making, this comprehensively illustrated book also draws on a rich range of literary sources to explore the geography, geology, etymology, history and folklore of these fundamental features of the British landscape, from Trent to Severn, Tay to Piddle.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)551.4Natural sciences and mathematics Earth sciences & geology Geology, Hydrology Meteorology Surface features of the earth
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Clayton walks or cycles to the major rivers over the UK mainland. The book is split in to geographical areas, and each river is described in some detail, with the walk and the history of the area and the river described. He doesn't walk the entire river in most cases, one he does is the river Jordan in Weymouth.
Good book, may try and head to the source of my local river. ( )