25 South Solway Northern England Southern shore of the Solway Firth , with a range of peatlands , England's ... In winter , pinkgood birdwatching sites .
Author: Martin Walters
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This is one of the first four in a new series of fabulously illustrated natural history travel guides, intended for the general reader with an interest in natural history, and for the growing numbers of 'ecotourists' who want to know where to see wildlife in the countries they visit. Thebooks are designed to complement each other and to build into a nature library, together giving an introduction to the natural history of Europe.Britain's compact scale belies the diversity of its landscapes - from sea-cliffs and rocky offshore islands, to the massifs of the Scottish Highlands, the low fenland of East Anglia, and the gentle wooded coombes of the south-west. This fabulously illustrated new travel guide describes hundreds ofplaces where these landscapes and their inhabitants can be seen at their best, all in easy reach of the discerning traveller.Essentially practical, the book first introduces the ecology, geology, and wildlife of Britain, then goes on to describe where to see its natural history at its best. There are descriptions of a selection of some 200 sites to visit, each carefully chosen to show a range of habitats and fascinatingwildlife. The entries are the personal choice of the authors and are based on intensive travel and research in the region. Described sites range in size from a few to thousands of hectares, be they National Parks, nature reserves, or simply common land, but all are open to the public and accessibleto the ordinary visitor. Four colour throughout, this book has stunning landscape photographs, line drawings and photographs of individual animals of plants and animals, colour region and site maps, and a splendid composite painting encapsulating typical habitats and their inhabitants.
Popular birdwatching sites noted in this guide include Bridgwater Bay, the Severn, Dee and Mersey estuaries, the Wash, and the Solway Firth.
Author: Kevin Sene
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
In some estuaries, a spectacular wave travels inland against the water flow on the highest tides. This natural wonder is a tidal bore and, of the hundred or so worldwide, about twenty occur in the UK. This guide describes why tidal bores occur and ways to improve your chances of seeing one. Viewing tips are provided for ten featured tidal bores from Somerset to southwest Scotland and around the Wash and the Humber Estuary The best known is the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire but others include the Trent Aegir in Lincolnshire, the Nith Tidal Bore in Scotland, and the Dee Tidal Bore in Wales. Brief descriptions are also included for more than ten others that occur around the coast of the UK along with insights into how centuries of channel improvements for shipping may have affected the tidal bores in some estuaries. The featured estuaries lie along some of the most beautiful and interesting stretches of coastline in the UK, which are well worth visiting on a day out. Brief suggestions for places to visit appear throughout the guide, including seaside resorts, nature reserves and tourist attractions, and popular destinations such as Gloucester, Cardiff, Chester, Liverpool, Ulverston, Carlisle, Dumfries, and Hull. Less well-known sights include picturesque harbours, Roman ruins, sea cliffs, and places to go seal spotting or for a bird’s eye view of the coast. These can all add to the experience on a trip to see a tidal bore, with the chance to learn more about the maritime history and wildlife of an estuary.
... a winter day's birdwatching, the outskirts of west London might not seem the best place to start. Surely the Norfolk marshes, Solway Firth or one of the ...
Author: Stephen Moss
Stephen Moss’s collection of Guardian ‘Birdwatch’ columns forms a fascinating picture of one man’s birding life: from early coot-watching as a young boy, through teenage cycle trips to Dungeness, to adult travels around the world as a TV producer working everywhere from the Gambia to Antarctica. Drawing on nearly twenty years of columns for the Guardian, Stephen covers local, national and foreign birding encounters. From the (varying) excitement and peace of his chosen pursuit, to the growing uncertainties posed by climate change, the author brings an enthusiasm and sincerity to the subject that will energise even the most fair-weather of birdwatchers. This elegant paperback edition features a truly beautiful cover linocut illustration by Robert Gillmor, the doyen of bird artists whose jackets grace all the illustrious Collins New Naturalist volumes.
... mainly the Humber, Ribble, North Norfolk, Wash, Solway and Morecambe Bay. ... Best viewing places are on the Ouse Washes, Somerset Levels, Rutland Water ...
Author: Richard Williamson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the birdwatching year. Find out how to identify birds by sight or song, everything you need to know about their behaviour, habitats and breeding and migration habits, and tips for encouraging birds into your garden. Also includes handy diary pages for making your own notes each month. A must-have for any eager birdwatcher.
Some of its nature reserves are of great ornithological importance, for example St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides and Caerlaverock on the Solway Firth ...
Author: Peter Weaver
Publisher: A&C Black
The author defines more than 1100 words and terms in this illustrated dictionary for the birdwatcher. Its attraction for the relative novice is obvious but it is equally directed to experienced birdwatchers who will find succinct definitions of terms that are new to them and of others that they have understood none too well. Whatever the user's ornithological expertise the book will expand or confirm his or her knowledge and offer at the same time an absorbing and entertaining browse, as a good dictionary should. Among the appendices is a full list of species on the British and Irish List arranged in 'Voous Order' and with categories of status in Britain and Ireland
makes Hadrian's Wall exceptionally good walking and cycling country and an ... The Solway Estuary is birdwatching heaven and the tumbling farmland through ...
Author: Gemma Hall
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Northumbria is home to the loneliest stretches of moorland and coast in the country. The region has much to offer the nature lover, walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener: rare wildlife, Georgian architecture, the Pennine hills, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter films. Gemma Hall shares her love of Northumberland, Durham and Tyneside, guiding visitors through historic towns, cities and villages; across the Cheviot Hills and along Northumberland's Heritage Coast; to outdoor swimming spots, high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast.
The Solway Estuary is birdwatching heaven, and the tumbling farmland through the Tyne Valley is quite dreamy in parts. ... But, back to 'the best bit'.
Author: Gemma Hall
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
This new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's best-selling, comprehensive guide to Northumberland including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall & the Coast remains the reliable source of information for discovering the far northeast of England, an area which is home to Europe's largest area of protected night sky - and England's first Dark Sky Park, a 572-square-mile expanse in Northumberland National Park. Now including over 40 walks along beaches, over hills and through valleys, as well as dedicated chapters on Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall, the coast and Newcastle, among others, Bradt's Northumberland including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall & the Coast is the ideal companion for a successful visit. Northumberland is well-known for its beaches, castles, wildlife, islands and desolate upland scenery, but despite all the attention and accolades ('most tranquil county', 'darkest night skies in England', 'Best UK County/Region [Silver Award']), Northumberland remains for the most part wonderfully crowd-free. It is the ultimate place in England to get away from it all, where you can walk all afternoon over moorland and not meet anyone, skinny-dip in lakes, or picnic on pristine sands with no one else around. Northumberland is also home to Hadrian's Wall, 'the most important Roman monument in Britain' (English Heritage), while heritage enthusiasts will find a number of world firsts and unique museums such as Tanfield Railway, where you can marvel at 19th-century steam engines in the oldest engine shed in the world. Bradt's Northumberland encourages visitors to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link Northumberland's 'Castle Coast' with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and villages of the interior. A guide to Newcastle is found in the chapter on Tyne & Wear. Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts make this an authoritative guide - and as much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide, perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, families, and those interested in Roman archaeology, industrial heritage and medieval castles.
What many visitors would call 'the best bit' is the well-preserved section ... The Solway Estuary is birdwatching heaven, and the tumbling farmland through ...
Author: Gemma Hall
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Slow Northumberland Guide - Travel tips and expert advice including Newcastle and Tyne hotels and highlights, Pennine Hills, the Castle Coast and medieval history. This guide also features local pubs and cafes, walking routes, wildlife, birdwatching, Alnwick Castle and gardens, Hadrian's Wall, Kielder, Morpeth, Cheviot Hills and the Heritage Coast."
Mother has been in town today, preparing for a great Women's Peace procession ... in places such as Rockcliffe on the Solway or Llanbedrog on Cardigan Bay, ...
Author: Antony Barlow
"This book is a treasure trove of family and wider Quaker social history...we should be very grateful for Antony Barlow's work and the affirmation it brings of a Quaker way of life and a Quaker set of values that continue to offer so many of us strength and hope" Ben Dandelion. " This book provides glimpses of national Quaker preoccupations during the last four centuries, and deserves a wide readership." Edward Milligan. Emminent ancestors include James Lancaster 1610- 1699 a member of the Valiant Sixty the earliest activists of the Society of Friends. John 1822-1880 and Joseph 1827-1880 Cash who started the silk weaving business in Coventry in 1846, later famous for their name tapes. Professor John Barlow 1815-1856 professor of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University and introduced the microscope there. General George Monck 1608-1670 restored Charles II to the throne. George Cadbury 1839-1922 founder of the Cadbury chocolate business and the model village of Bournville. John Camden Neild 1780-1852 who gave his entire fortune of half a million pounds to Queen Victoria the year before she bought Balmoral! John Henry Barlow 1855-1924 Quaker Yearly Meeting Clerk during the Great War, leading pacifist and first Director of the Bournville Village Trust. Jonathan D Carr 1806-1884 founder of Carr's water biscuits. Samuel Bowly 1802-1844 anti-slavery campaigner and friend of Wilberforce.