Day Walks on the South Downs is the fifth title in Vertebrate Publishing’s series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks.
The routes are split into three geographical areas –Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex – and include walks to the most historic and beautiful areas of the Downs, including Winchester Hill Fort, Black Down, Chanctonbury Ring, Devil’s Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Beachy Head.
The author of this guidebook, Deirdre Huston, is a South Downs local and keen hill walker. This is Deirdre’s third book with Vertebrate Publishing, following the successful and popular Cycling in Sussex, and the recently released Cycling Days Out South East England.
Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. Also included is a detailed Appendix.
Deirdre Huston is an author and photographer whose work is inspired by a love of history, literature and the outdoors. She is a graduate of the MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and also writes fiction. As well as shooting stills photography, she has made films exploring the history of Saddlescombe, a National Trust downland farm. She co-authored Cycling in Sussex, her first guidebook for Vertebrate Publishing, back in 2008 and has gone on to write and photograph Sussex Walks, Cycling Days Out: South East England and Day Walks on the High Weald.
Deirdre was born in Crawley on the fringes of the High Weald and now lives beside the South Downs in Sussex with her husband, three children and dog.
Pages: 168 pages; full colour with Ordnance Survey maps
Size: 175mm x 120mm