Wessex Wonderful World of Books
Books about Wessex abound.
Some of these are definitely for the glove box or the backpack!!
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Dorset (AA 50 Walks Series) has been our most popular request. Dorset is such a beautiful county whether one is walking in the countryside or along the coast. A highly recommended pastime! The guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities with practical detail and fascinating background. In fact all you want to know!
There are titles in the same series for
Devon (AA 50 Walks Series)
Somerset (AA 50 Walks Series)
Wiltshire (AA 50 Walks Series)
Hampshire & The Isle of Wight (AA 50 Walks Series)
There are a large number of books by the premier cycling organisation - Sustrans.
Here is a taste.
Cycling in the UK (Sustrans)
Cycling in West Country (Sustrans): 1 (AA Cycling in Britain)
Cycling in the UK: The Official Guide to the National Cycle Network
180 mile walking and cycling track, follows the settings of this book.) There is a beautiful DVD as well. Tarka The Otter [DVD]
More old favourites:
by Edward Rutherford.
The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett, became a TV series in the UK
Becoming a favourite - World Without End
by Ken Follett, the sequel to Pillars of the Earth.
is a wonderful, mysterious place. Some intriguing titles.
An excellent novel for the history buff: Rosemary Hill's Stonehenge
One for the children: If Stones Could Speak
Useful book to take with you Stonehenge (English Heritage Guidebooks)
The answers? Solving Stonehenge: The New Key to an Ancient Enigma
and many more books on these enigmatic stones !
with its stunning coast, rural villages, towns and wild, wild moorland.
Agatha Christie's Devon
Frommer's Devon and Cornwall with Your Family: From Breathtaking Coastlines to Tranquil Villages (Frommers With Your Family Series)
The Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East
Devon's World Heritage Coast (does not cover the coast path.)
Where to Watch Birds in Devon and Cornwall: Including the Isles of Scilly and Lundy (Where to Watch Birds)
Devon (Best of Britain): Accessible, Contemporary Guides by Local Experts
Devon, Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet Regional Guides)
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such a beautiful county from its lovely coast to its delightful rural north.
Dorset: The Glorious County
Dorset County Atlas
Splendour of the Somerset & Dorset Railway
Mountain Bike Guide Dorset
Curious Dorset (In Old Photographs)
Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Walks into History Dorset (Historic Walks)
Dorset at War
Haunted Places of Dorset
Thomas Hardy's Dorset
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an ancient and captivating county.
Hampshire: The County in Colour (County Portrait)
Hampshire Villages (Villages in Colour)
Hampshire and New Forest: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)
Wild Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Lost Railways of Hampshire
Waterside Walks in Hampshire (Waterside Walks)
A Mountain Bike Guide to the Highways and Bridleways of Hampshire and the New Forest (Landmark Guides)
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Isle of Wight an island that is a microcosm of delight.
Isle of Wight (Landmark Visitor Guide)
Walk the Isle of Wight
Hampshire & the Isle of Wight Cycle Tours: On and Off-road Routes Taking Less Than a Day
Vectis Steam: The Last Years of Steam on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight Coast Path (Coast & national trail walk guides)
Solent Seaways: Wightlink -- Isle of Wight Ferries
Fried spuds at ten: An Isle of Wight childhood
Hampshire Isle of Wight: Cycling Country Lanes (Goldeneye Cyclinguides)
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rolling hills, wide open country, little hidden villages, beautiful Salisbury and so much more.
Wiltshire (Landmark Visitor Guide)
Portrait of Wiltshire
Where Wiltshire Meets Somerset: 20 Best Walks in the Country Around Bath, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster and Frome
Mountain Bike Guide - Wiltshire
Where to Watch Birds in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (Where to Watch Birds)
Wiltshire Stories of the Supernatural keeps you on the edge of your seat!
Wiltshire Airfields in the Second World War (Airfields Series)
Historic Gardens of Wiltshire
The Wiltshire Regiment 1915-1959
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Bath, Wells, Quantocks, Mendips, lakes, fishing, green, green hills.
Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee! An affectionate look at the Somerset dialect
How to Survive in Somerset
Warm and entertaining, particularly for those who know Somerset!
Drive and Stroll in Somerset (Drive & Stroll)
Somerset: A Chilling History of Crime and Punishment (Crime & Punishment) - gripping!
Splendour of the Somerset & Dorset Railway
The Knights Templar in Somerset
On Your Bike in Somerset
Last Days of Steam in Bristol & Somerset
The Somerset Wetlands: An Ever Changing Environment
- for the coffee table, authoritative.
Somerset Towns: Changing Fortunes AD 800-1800
Wamt some more books about Somerset?
Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex and England.
Winchester and Basingstoke, Andover and Romsey (OS Landranger Map Series)
Winchester Curiosities You could walk by these fascinating age old fragments and not see them.
Winchester by Simon Heath.
Two for the historian and family historian:
Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of Winchester. 1689 to 1837, Volume 1
Winchester Long Rolls, 1653-1721
City of the liners, an ancient, but modern port city.
Southampton Through Time
Southampton's Cult Heroes:
Saints' 20 Greatest Icons One for the Saints supporters!
Southampton: Then and Now (Then & Now)
Port of Southampton
Portsmouth home of the historic Naval Dockyard.
Portsmouth in the Twentieth Century: A Photographic History
Portsmouth The Old Town
Portsmouth Football Club on This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year (On This Day) Play Up Pompey!!! One for the fans.
Sea Soldiers of Portsmouth: A Pictorial History of the Royal Marines at Eastney and Fort Cumberland
a beautiful seaside resort.
Bournemouth 1810-2010: From Smugglers to Surfers
Exploring the Bournemouth Coast Path (Long Distance Walking Guide)
This is a beautiful walk.
Bournemouth Airport: A History
Bournemouth Trolleybuses (Trolleybus Classics)
One for the transport buff!
a favourite seaside destinations for generations of families.
Weymouth Through Time
Old and modern photos. Would make a good present for a Weymouth affecionado,
Weymouth Ferries: The Rise and Fall of a Port
A Weymouth Childhood in the 1950s
the town from which the modern world was formed.
Plymouth, An Illustrated History still the book on Plymouth.
Portrait of Plymouth
the county town of Devon, a bustling and modern city.
Exeter Cathedral: The First Thousand Years, 1400-1550
The Wild Cats of Exeter (Domesday) historical fiction set in Exeter
A Century of Exeter (Century of South of England)
a bustling port city with a major airport nearby.
Bristol: A People's History
Cannot go past this book for a history of this maritime city.
Secret Underground Bristol
There's something down there.....huh!
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel
the spa city with its lovely cathedral.
A stunning coffee table book. Make a good present.
A History of Bath: Image and Reality
The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide
Books about Devon
Other pages that may be of interest
Books about Dorset
Books about Hampshire
Books about The Isle of Wight
Books about Somerset
Books about Wiltshire
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