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Take the slow road : England and Wales : inspirational journeys round England and Wales by camper van and motorhome / Martin Dorey.

By: Dorey, Martin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Dorey, Martin. Take the slow road: Publisher: London, England : Conway, 2019Description: 351 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844865352; 1844865355.Subject(s): Automobile travel -- England | Automobile travel -- WalesGenre/Form: Guidebooks.DDC classification: 914.2048612 Summary: Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around England and Wales on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome - we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The ultimate guide to the very best scenic and fun routes for camper vans and motorhomes around the valleys, mountains and coastlines of wonderful England and Wales.

In this book we define the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around England and Wales on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome--we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey.

All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

Includes index.

Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around England and Wales on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome - we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • About this book (p. 7)
  • How to use this booK (p. 8)
  • Introducing England (p. 10)
  • Introducing Wales (p. 12)
  • How to get to England and Wales (p. 14)
  • What to take with you (p. 16)
  • Eating on your travels (p. 21)
  • Where and how to stay in England and Wales (p. 24)
  • The South West (p. 30)
  • 01 St Ives to Sennen (p. 33)
  • 02 Exeter to Portland Bill (p. 45)
  • 03 The Exmoor Coast (p. 55)
  • 04 The Atlantic Highway (p. 65)
  • 05 Bodmin Moor (p. 75)
  • 06 Bristol to Yeovil (p. 85)
  • 07 The South And South East (p. 97)
  • The South and South East (p. 108)
  • 08 South Coast Sprawl (p. 111)
  • 09 Dartford to Abingdon (p. 121)
  • 10 Salisbury to Uckfield (p. 135)
  • East Anglia (p. 148)
  • 11 Beyond Southwold (p. 151)
  • 12 North Norfolk (p. 163)
  • The Midlands (p. 172)
  • 13 The White Peak (p. 175)
  • 14 Derwent and the Dark Peak (p. 185)
  • Wales (p. 194)
  • 15 Wales Coast to Coast (p. 197)
  • 16 West Wales (p. 215)
  • 17 The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (p. 225)
  • The North West (p. 238)
  • 18 Keswick and Borrowdale (p. 241)
  • 19 Kirkstone Pass (p. 249)
  • 20 Windermere and Coniston (p. 257)
  • The North (p. 266)
  • 21 Harrogate And Wharfedale (p. 269)
  • 22 Hexham to Barnard Castle (p. 279)
  • 23 Gateshead to Greenhead Via Hadrian's Wall (p. 289)
  • The North East (p. 296)
  • 24 York and North Yorkshire (p. 299)
  • 25 Saltburn to Scarborough (p. 309)
  • 26 From Teesside to Tyneside (p. 319)
  • 27 Tynemouth to Bamburgh (p. 329)
  • 28 Bamburgh to Rochester (p. 339)
  • Camper Van and Motorhome Hire (p. 346)
  • Index (p. 350)