England and Wales might feel familiar to many, but there are countless hidden idylls and remote wildernesses to discover amongst the soaring passes, spectacular coastlines and boundless moorlands. For many, Martin's 'slow road' routes will have opened up the country's most well known highways and byways, but there is so much more to England and Wales than these, at times overcrowded, hotspots.
This book is the next, natural step in Martin's wanderings around England and Wales. If Take The Slow Road whetted the appetite for a Great British adventure, this book will be the main course, filling you up with inspiring writing and beautiful imagery from the most remote and wild corners of England and Wales. It will take you to the very edges of the map, on a series of personal journeys to uncover parts of these countries that the masses never reach but wish they could.
In discovering these secret and beautiful places this fabulous book shows the reader that, with a little imagination, and some effort, they too can get off the beaten track in their own country.
Having travelled quite a bit of the UK in campervans and motorhomes over the years we tend not to buy guide books, however this is much more than a guide book.
Following on from Martin's popular 'Take the Slow Road' series of books, it's a well written, in Martin's chatty style, guide to 22 new touring routes. Each one has a general description of the area covered by the route and its attractions, together with a notes about driving the route. All of this being enlivened with anecdotes from Martin of his experiences en route and some great full colour photos. Each area described has a map showing the route, campsites to stay at, and suggestions for things to see along the route or nearby.
The introduction to the book has useful background for those who may be unfamiliar with England & Wales, and also handy tips for beginners to campervan or motorhome holidays.
In conclusion, this is a book that we can highly recommend to anyone looking for inspirational drives that get you off the beaten track through England and Wales.
Publication date: 26th May 2022
Author: Martin Dorey
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