A Day in the Country - John GoodersAndré Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded, slightly more heavily so at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “This book will be invaluable to everyone who wants to make the most of the British countryside. Whether you are a dedicated naturalist planning your trips months in advance, or simply someone who decides to take ‘a day in the country’ on the spur of the moment, Mr Gooders provides suggestions and guidance in plenty.
The places covered range from the vast Lakeland National Park, to the tiny Rex Graham Nature Reserve, which is open only one afternoon a year. They include nature reserves, national parks, botanic gardens, zoos and safari parks, footpaths long and short, bird and waterfowl gardens, and a personal selection of walks in every area of the country. Whether you are planning to holiday in an unfamiliar area, or are in search of places to visit near home, there is something in this book for you.
The guide is prefaced by general information on the various categories -national nature reserves, national parks etc; and for each site mentioned there are full details of how to reach it, and where to go when you get there, as well of details of the birds, animals and flowers you may expect to see. There is also complete information on routes, permits, access, etc, and where necessary the text is supplemented by sketch maps.
A Day in the Country should have a place in the glove compartment of every family car -though Mr Gooders’ enthusiasm will soon prise you out of the car and into the countryside itself, with its infinite range of interest and beauty.”