Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon - The Walks, the Rocks, the Fossils (Cicerone Walking Guides)

 
9781852847418: Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon - The Walks, the Rocks, the Fossils (Cicerone Walking Guides)
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The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset, stretching between Exeter and Bournemouth, is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the coast. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.

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This pocket-sized guidebook includes over 35 day walks to the Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset. Stretching between Exmouth and Bournmouth, with some routes venturing inland, the walks in this guide range from short, easy strolls ideal for families, to longer, challenging walks. Spectacular geology, sun-kissed beaches and seaside villages await.

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Verlag: Cicerone Press Ltd Jun 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1852847417 ISBN 13: 9781852847418
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Buchbeschreibung Cicerone Press Ltd Jun 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 170x115x17 mm. Neuware - This guidebook includes 30 walks on the Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset. Covering the coast between Exmouth and Bournemouth, these delightful routes range from 3 to 16 miles (5 to 24km), exploring and explaining the spectacular geology of this World Heritage area with clear, easily understood descriptions, cross-sections and timelines. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781852847418

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