A History Of The Peak District Moors

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1473831962
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The moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their conversion for grouse shooting and the struggle for the 'right to roam' in modern times. This distinctive landscape is not an untouched, natural relic for it has been shaped by humans over the centuries. Now it is being conserved as part of Britain's first National Park; much of it is in the care of The National Trust. ??The book covers all periods of time from prehistory to the present, for a typical moorland walk might take in the standing stones of a prehistoric stone circle, a medieval boundary marker, a guide stoop dated 1709, the straight walls of nineteenth-century enclosure, a row of Victorian grouse butts, a long line of flagstones brought in by helicopter, and very much more besides. Some of this physical evidence remains puzzling, but most of it can be explained by assiduous research in local record offices. The author has not referenced the documents, as that would have made the book twice as long, but the bibliography provides leads to where the information may be found.??As featured in the Buxton Advertiser, Buxton Today and Peak Courier.

A History Of The South Yorkshire Countryside

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383435X
Size: 27.81 MB
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South Yorkshire has some of the most varied countryside in England, ranging from the Pennine moors and the wooded hills and valleys in the west to the estate villages on the magnesian limestone escarpment and the lowlands in the east. Each of these different landscapes has been shaped by human activities over the centuries. This book tells the story of how the present landscape was created. It looks at buildings, fields, woods and moorland, navigable rivers and industrial remains, and the intriguing place-names that are associated with them.

Aircraft Wrecks

Author: Nick Wotherspoon
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844159108
Size: 23.47 MB
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TRAVEL & HOLIDAY GUIDES. This book gives readers a direct link to crash sites that can be visited, with accurate grid references, site description and current photographs. It covers some 450 selected sites with emphasis given to those on open access land. Each area includes a preamble describing the local geography and historical notes. Individual site entries include exact location, details of the aircraft and crew and the circumstances of the loss.

Best Pub Walks In The Dark Peak

Author: Les Lumsdon
Publisher: Sigma Leisure
ISBN: 9781850588153
Size: 54.12 MB
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Known as the Dark Peak because of its dark peaty soils and weathered gritstone outcrops, the walks in this volume are based over an area stretching from Chapel-en-le-Frith in the south to Holmfirth in the north. The text features 30 rambles ranging from 3 to 11 miles.

Voodoo Science Park

Author: Steve Beard
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846945275
Size: 18.27 MB
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Voodoo Science Park started life as a poetic film about the science of accident investigation practised by the Health and Safety Laboratory in the Peak District of England. In the book of the film, Victoria Halford and Steve Beard reveal the thinking that went into the preparation of the script. The Health and Safety Lab is the place where large-scale accidents such as tunnel collapses, fires and rail crashes are recreated to examine their destructive pathways. Halford and Beard explore the connections with imitative magic, drawing on the secret histories of dissident religious sects, miners and shamans as well as the prophecies of William Blake. They rethink the lab’s industrial safety rigs as monstrous emblems of the state, as theorised by Thomas Hobbes, and retrace the steps of a journey the political philosopher took through the hollow lands of the Peak in 1626. Testimony from highwaymen, ramblers and urban explorers is collected along the way. The book is composed in a fragmentary style, which weaves together philosophy, travelogue, history of science, sociology and religious study.

Best Tea Shop Walks In The Peak District

Author: Norman Buckley
Publisher: SIGMA Press
ISBN: 9781850588207
Size: 66.76 MB
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Talks about walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District. This guidebook contains 26 walks suitable for all the family. It describes them with instructions, sketch maps and photographs. The walks are spaced throughout the Peak District.