A walk around the old paths of Gloucestershire is, in many ways, a walk through the history of Gloucestershire itself. In this fascinating account, Alan Pilbeam takes us on a tour of the county's pathways and roads, demonstrating how the evolution of Gloucestershire society over time, from the pilgrims of the Middle Ages through the battle-scares of the Civil War and the industrial workers of the Victorian era, is reflected in changes in both the uses and nature of the county's footpaths. Examining each era in detail the author reveals the history lying around each corner and the characters that once enlivened the terrain. Yet, this is more than simply a history book. Including 100 high-quality photographs, it is also an excellent introduction to walking in Gloucestershire and will prove invaluable to both visitors to the area and locals wanting to know more about the place in which they live. It will hold appeal not only to walkers, but to anyone with an interest in the history of this most beautiful of counties.
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Alan Pilbeam has researched and lectured on the Gloucestershire landscape for thirty years. Now retired, he lives in Shurdington and has previously written Viewing Gloucestershire and The Landscape of Gloucestershire for NPI Media Group.
The Old Paths of Gloucestershire by Alan Pilbeam
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