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by Mike Parker

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  • ISBN 0007372663
  • ISBN13 978-0007372669
  • Language English
  • Author Mike Parker
  • Publisher Collins (April 14, 2011)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats lrf rtf txt azw
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1239 kb
  • Size Fb2 1644 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 495

Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, is back with a brilliant, intelligent and witty exploration of a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and our rights of way.

Mike discovers how these paths have become part of our cultural landscape and why, at the tender age of 44, he suddenly finds himself at a crossroads.

Provocative, funny and personal, this book celebrates Britain’s unique and extraordinary network of footpaths. It examines their chequered and surprisingly turbulent history, from the Enclosures Acts of the eighteenth century to the 1932 Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in Derbyshire; and from the hard-won post-war establishment of great National Trails like the Pennine Way to the dramatic latter-day battles by the likes of Nicholas van Hoogstraten and Madonna to keep ramblers off their land.

The story ranges far and wide, to all corners of the country and beyond, and is filled with the many characters that Mike engages with along the way - the poets and artists, farmers and ramblers, landowners and Rights of Way officers and campaigners, historians, archivists and anyone else who crosses his path (or even tries to block it).


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The Wild Rover has been added to your Cart. Mike Parker’s book on footpaths is a genuine page-turner’. Mike Parker has had a varied career, which at one point saw him working as a stand-up comedian. He has been widely published and also presents various travel programmes for radio and television.

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Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, offers a very full, intelligent and witty exploration into a glorious and . Provocative, funny and personal, this book celebrates Britain’s unique and extraordinary network of footpaths.

Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, offers a very full, intelligent and witty exploration into a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and the history of land ownership. Mike discovers how these paths have become part of our cultural landscape and why, at the tender age of 44, he suddenly finds himself at a crossroads.

to divert it, promoting it, signing it, defending it and – last and, it seems, somewhat least – walking it. These little slivers of common land, wending their way across the jealousy guarded patchwork of the British countryside, might seem to the casual eye to be the physical embodiment of unchanging simplicity itself, but that is often just tricksy illusion.

Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, is back with a brilliant, intelligent and witty exploration of a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and our rights of way.

Mike Parker’s book on footpaths is a genuine page-turner’. Recommended for you. The Book of Eating. Around the World in 60 Seconds. by Nuseir Yassin, Bruce Kluger. Provocative, funny and personal, this book celebrates Britain's unique and extraordinary network of footpaths