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Outdoor Pursuits

Explore the best of our English heritage sites, discover clues when out on an afternoon walk and research birds of Britain and Europe with our selection of outdoor pursuit books.

 

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RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia
Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps ...

£25.00

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An Archaeological Map of Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall is a towering achievement of military engineering and a monument to the power of one of the greatest empires in world history. Stretching across the spine of England from the North-...

£9.99

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Map OS Ancient Britain
A Folded Historical Map and Guide of Ancient Britain to a Scale of of 1:625,000, produced by Ordnance Survey...

£6.25

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City Walks - London: 50 Adventures on Foot - (Cards)
City Walks is a popular series by Chronicle Books. Each set has 50 cards of walking tours in a box. This means you don't have to take everything out with you but can choose the areas you want to e...

£10.99

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The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle
The garden created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. It is also the best documented of all the great gardens o...

£40.00

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Collins Nature Guide: Birds of Britain & Europe
Birds of Britain & Europe covers over 250 of the most common birds found in Britain and Europe. Each species is illustrated and described in detail in the text. The birds are organized by size, an...

£2.99

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Food for Free
Food for Free is a complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. First published in 1972, t...

£12.99

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Monty Don Gardening at Longmeadow
Following the cycle of the seasons, Gardening at Longmeadow will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the e...

£26.00

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Red Sky at Night
How to navigate by the stars, attract butterflies to a garden, build the perfect bonfire, and bake one's own bread - an indispensable guide to everything people knew and loved before we went insid...

£12.99

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The Tudor Garden
Contrived, colourful and cultured, the Tudor garden was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes and aesthetic effect. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twining...

£6.99

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RHS Botany for Gardeners
'Clever...valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the lan...

£14.99

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MAP:Two Guided Walks (Birdoswald Landscape)
Printed on sturdy waterproof paper, this handy pocket-sized map offers two fascinating routes to walkers wishing to explore the historic landscape around Birdoswald Roman Fort. Both circular walks inc...

£3.99

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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs
The ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for. It includes over 850 outdoor clues and signs. This top ten...

£10.99

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Collins Nature Guide Herbs and Healing Plants
This new photographic guide includes over 300 plants used in both conventional and homeopathic medicine. Each plant is shown in a colour photograph and its herbal uses or healing powers are explained....

£2.99

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Ordnance Survey Hadrian's Wall Map
Discover over 2000 years of history and walk in the footsteps of the Romans with the Explorer OL 43, a detailed Ordnance Survey map which takes in a large section of Hadrian's Wall and some of the...

£8.99

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Hadrian's Wall Path Map
A waterproof map that follows the path along Hadrian’s Wall. Lightweight and durable, this map is the perfect companion to bring with you on a visit to one of our historic sites along the famous...

£13.95

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The Historic Landscape of the Quantock Hills
The Quantock Hills, famous for their associations with Coleridge and Wordsworth in the 19th century, have been the canvas on which are sketched the shadowy images of people who lived on the land from ...

£25.00

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Collins Nature Guides - Rocks and Minerals of Britain & Europe
This Collins Nature Guide includes 220 of the rocks, minerals and gemstones you are most likely to see in Britain and Europe, each described and illustrated. There is an ID fact file for each rock ...

£2.99

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Collins Nature Guides - Garden Birds
This new full-colour photographic guide includes over 100 birds commonly found in the gardens of Britain and Europe. Each bird is illustrated with its own colour photograph. Individual descriptions...

£2.99

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Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely...

£60.00

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