The Northumbrian Uplands - Geoffrey N. WrightDavid & Charles, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Gazeteer;
From the cover: “The clear air and wide lonely horizons of the Northumbrian Uplands, still remarkably un-ravaged by the tourist industry, exert their own unique and enduring magic on their visitors. Here is some of the finest walking country in England, extending from high Pennines above Allendale and the South Tyne to the long line of the Cheviot Hills, where the curlew calls and the cloudberry grows among the mosshags; about a third of the Pennine Way’s 270 miles threads a winding course through these Northumbrian hills and valleys.
In this book Geoffrey Wright, himself long ensnared by the area’s elemental landscapes and wealth of history, covers both the Northumberland National Park and that part of the recently designated North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lying within England’s most northerly county. After surveying the making of its landscape, he looks at the human forces which have played such a powerful part in its dramatic history — particularly the Roman domination, highlighted by Hadrian’s Wall, and three centuries of Border unrest during the Middle Ages. Other chapters examine the eighteenth and nineteenth century industrial impact; Northumberland’s characteristic architecture and the development of its attractive market towns; and the natural history of the area. A comprehensive gazetteer and useful suggestions for walks and drives are also included.
This eloquent and richly informative guide, illustrated with the author’s own evocative photographs, is an ideal companion both for visitors to ‘the land of far horizons’ and for armchair travellers.”