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.

Dark Peak Walks

Author: Paul Besley
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624647
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Located in the Peak District and distinguished from the neighbouring White Peak by the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone bed, the Dark Peak features a wild landscape of sweeping moorland and big skies. Easily accessible from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of natural, geological, historical and cultural interest - and some great walking. This guidebook describes 40 walks in the Dark Peak. Ranging from short strolls to full-day adventures, they showcase the region's unique character. Dramatic waterfalls, striking gritstone edges, heath and woodland are just some of the delights encountered, with many of the routes venturing off-path to explore hidden cloughs and valleys. Detailed route description is provided for 35 walks, accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and interesting facts about local points of interest, then a further five longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised in the final section, including a classic circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline. Taking in the high moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks reveal not only the area's wild beauty but also some of its fascinating stories. 10,000 years of history lie waiting to be uncovered - from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region's more recent industrial past. This guide is a perfect companion to discovering the secrets of the Dark Peak and experiencing its magnificent landscape in all its glory.

The Peak District

Author: John Bull
ISBN: 9781908493064
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?The Peak District was Britain's first National Park and an escape for people in the cities of the industrial north. Prehistoric man built stone circles at Stanton-in-the-Moor and Arbor Low and the Romans had garrisons here, but for many centuries the region was regarded as a 'howling wilderness,' exploited by its aristocratic landlords for hunting, grazing, and lead and stone mining. John Bull explores the culture and history of the Dark and White Peak, which annually attract millions of visitors.

Walks With History

Author: Dennis Kelsall
ISBN: 9781908632081
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This guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks on the upland heather moors and tors of the Peak District National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, and interception of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use.

Secret Peak District

Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445662493
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Explore the Peak District's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Haunted Peak District

Author: Jill Armitage
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075095261X
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The Peak District of Derbyshire is said to experience more bizarre happenings and unexplainable encounters than any other part of England. This chilling collection of true-life tales details many terrifying accounts of spectres and apparitions which have been documented over the years. Ranging from private residences and graveyards to public houses, tourist attractions, theatres and museums, this book includes many pulse-raising narratives that are guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Containing over sixty illustrations, Haunted Peak District will appeal to everyone with an interest in the supernatural history of this part of Derbyshire.

Best Pub Walks In The Dark Peak

Author: Les Lumsdon
Publisher: Sigma Leisure
ISBN: 9781850588153
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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.

Slow Travel The Peak District

Author: Helen Moat
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1784770078
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Slow peak District Guide holiday advice and tourist information on everything from the national park, walks, cycling and the Pennine Way to foraging, farmers markets, restaurants and food. Bus routes and hidden places are included, plus maps to the area. Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House are all covered.;"

A Peak District Anthology

Author: Roland Smith
ISBN: 9780711228870
Size: 64.81 MB
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This anthology brings together some of the finest writing about the Peak District through the ages, illustrated by period art works, engravings, vignettes and photographs. Compiled and introduced by Peak District expert Roly Smith, it revives many forgotten descriptions of what many people believe is the finest, most varied and best-loved landscape in the whole of Britain. From William Camden to Daniel Defoe, Sir Gawain to Lord Byron, literary visitors have long been astonished by the sublime wonders of the Peak. The coming of railways proved another great impetus for writers and tourists. Ruskin extolled the beauties of the Peak, while novelists Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot used closely-observed Peakland settings for some of their most vivid narratives. Topographical writers including Edward Bradbury, Thomas Tudor and James Croston enthusiastically described the delights of the Derbyshire scenery to the ever-increasing stream of Victorian visitors. The flowering of guidebook and topographical writing in the twentieth century also added to the Peak's outdoor literature, which still rates as among the finest in the country. Many books were produced covertly encouraging what was known as 'the gentle art of trespass'. They included works by GHB Ward, the 'King' of the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers; Derby's pioneering rock climber, Ernest Baker; and Patrick Monkhouse, deputy editor of the Manchester Guardian. Later writers have continued this tradition of fine outdoor writing and are represented here by Hannah Mitchell, Sally Goldsmith, folk singer Ewan Maccoll, Manchester Evening News editor and broadcaster Brian Redhead, and longstanding Guardian Country Diarist Roger Redfern, among others.