Bus Pass Britain: 50 of the Nation's Favourite Bus Journeys (Bradt Travel Guides (Bradt on Britain) 2nd Revised edition)

Bus Pass Britain: 50 of the Nation's Favourite Bus Journeys (Bradt Travel Guides (Bradt on Britain) 2nd Revised edition)

By: Nicky Gardner (editor), Susanne Kries (editor), Tim Locke (editor)Paperback

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This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition. Their favourite bus routes reveal a wonderful mosaic of journeys across Britain, from a leafy meander through the Home Counties to the exhilarating seascapes of the northeast coast, from the wilds of Snowdonia to the Outer Hebrides. Evocative and fun, the book reveals how free bus passes have encouraged a new generation of keen explorers. Join us on the top deck for a fresh perspective on towns and villages across Britain. Each journey includes recommendations on where to stop and explore, providing details of inspiring sights, suggested walks and the best local cafes, pubs, restaurants. All the practical details: bus times, the length and duration of each route and travel connections to the start and finish, are provided and the book features a scattering of quirky stories and reflections (entitled Bus-stops) on the wonders of this more leisurely form of travel.

About Author

The authors of the book are mainly members of the public, self-avowed bus enthusiasts, who were invited to write about their favourite bus routes and took part in a community writing initiative. Many writers responded to invites on Twitter and other media, including through the Daily Express. The editors are Susanne Kries, Nicky Gardner and Tim Locke. Susanne and Nicky have for many years specialised in exploring Europe by train, bus and boat. They are editors of hidden europe magazine, and their work has featured in publications across Europe. Tim Locke has written on places and landscapes the length and breadth of Britain, and edits guidebooks for Bradt Travel Guides and other publishers. He is the author of Bradt's Slow Sussex & South Downs National Park, and has recently worked on projects funded by the South Downs National Park and by the High Weald AONB.

Contents

50 BUS JOURNEYS LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES 1 A Divine Capital Taster Paddington to Bow Church (by Fran Martin) 2 Simply Red: a Capital Route Trafalgar Square to Blackwall (by Alastair Willis) 3 Shades of the Suburbs: London's Social Mix Clapham Junction to Shoreditch (by Francesca Rushton and Gregory Gardner) 4 Red Bus at Night: Clubber's Delight Trafalgar Square to Cockfosters (by Rebecca Reynolds) 5 Natural Selection: Downe Your Way Bromley to Downe (by Brian Grigg) 6 South through Surrey: By Bus to Dorking Kingston upon Thames to Dorking (by Martin Stribblehill) 7 A Sussex Centurion Horsham to Burgess Hill (by Brian Grigg) 8 Three Counties River Run 37 High Wycombe to Reading (by Kate Booth) BUS STOP: GREEN AND RED SOUTHERN ENGLAND 9 Into the Magic Forest: Pony Country Southampton to Lymington (by Jane Westlake) 10 Beautifully Bleak: Visiting West Wight Newport to Totland (by Emily Bullock) 11 Moonraker Country Trowbridge to Swindon (by Vicki Messam) 12 The Secret Delights of North Hampshire Newbury to Andover (by Pauline Phillips) 13 The Purbeck Breezer Bournemouth to Swanage (by Angela Simpkins) BUS STOP: ARE BUSES BORING? SOUTHWEST ENGLAND 14 The Jurassic Coast: West Exeter to Lyme Regis (by Hilary Bradt) 15 The Jurassic Coast: East Lyme Regis to Poole (by Ronald Lee) 16 Vintage Seaside: Off to Sand Bay Weston-super-Mare to Sand Bay (by Fraser Balaam) 17 By Bus Along the Atlantic Highway Barnstaple to Hartland (by Nicky Gardner) 18 Dipping into Devon's Past Okehampton to Newton Abbot (by Janice Booth) BUS STOP: BRITAIN'S RAREST BUS 19 Sauntering through the South Hams Plymouth to Dartmouth (by John Deacon) MIDLANDS AND EAST ANGLIA 20 Over the Hills to Chippy Banbury to Chipping Norton (by Peter Draper) 21 Orbital Delights Birmingham circular route (by Nicky Gardner) 22 Austin to Elgar: Beyond Brummagem Birmingham to Worcester (by Nigel Roberts) 23 A Tale of Two Doctors: Prose and Poison Staff ord to Lichfi eld (by Richard Lakin) 24 The Medieval and Postmodern Fens Chatteris to Cambridge (by Anna Blair) 25 From End of the Pier to Under the Pier Great Yarmouth to Southwold (by Laurence Mitchell) 26 With the Sea to your Right Cromer to King's Lynn (by Laurence Mitchell) BUS STOP: A FAMILY TALE WALES AND THE BORDERS 27 Off a's Country: Westward to Wales Ludlow to Knighton (by Les Lumsdon) 28 Border Crossing Hereford to Llandrindod Wells (by Tim Locke) 29 Through Snowdonia: Wild Wales Bangor to Aberystwyth (by Julie Brominicks) 30 A Taste of Wild Wales Aberystwyth to Tregaron (by Nicky Gardner) 31 East to West Across North Wales Wrexham to Barmouth (by Tony Hopkins) 32 Cutting Across the Brecon Beacons Newtown to Cardiff (by Tudor Thomas) BUS STOP: COMMUNITY BUS SERVICES THE PENNINES 33 Mills Along the Derwent Valley Derby to Bakewell (by Helen Moat) 34 Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle Buxton to Macclesfi eld (by Ann Clark) 35 A Peek at the Peaks: Off to Mam Tor Sheffi eld to Castleton (by Ian M Packham) 36 Crossing the Buttertubs: Northern Dalesman Morecambe to Richmond (by Colin Speakman) 37 A Wensleydale Double Delight Leyburn to Gayle (by Richard Kingsbury) BUS STOP: BENDY OR BORIS? CUMBRIA AND NORTHUMBERLAND 38 Escape from Penrith Penrith to Windermere (by Ruth Kershaw and Paul Heels) 39 The Honister Rambler Lake District circular route (by Michael Holmes) 40 Coals to Newcastle: Tyne Tees Express Middlesbrough to Newcastle upon Tyne (by Brian Robson) 41 Coast to Coast Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne (by Carol Purves) 42 North Sea Coastal Splendour Newcastle upon Tyne to Berwick-upon-Tweed (by David Beilby) BUS STOP: TRAMS AND TROLLEYBUSES SCOTLAND 43 By Bus with the Bard: a Burns Encounter Dumfries to Edinburgh (by Richard West) 44 Exploring the Tweed Valley Berwick-upon-Tweed to Galashiels (by Richard West) 45 Essential Scotland Glasgow to Campbeltown (by Deirdre Forsyth) 46 Jewel in the Clyde: the Isle of Arran Brodick to Blackwaterfoot (by Helen Hughes) 47 The 456 to Inverlussa: a Jura Journey Feolin to Inverlussa (by David Hoult) 48 Four Firths in the Far North Inverness to Thurso (by Eric Newton) BUS STOP: LOST AND FOUND 49 Suas Gu Deas: Going 'up South' Berneray to Eriskay (by Rhona NicDhughaill) 50 Next Stop St Kilda: By Bus Across Harris Tarbert to Hushinish (by Fiona Rintoul) POSTSCRIPTS Marking Time Meet the Team Index of Bus Operators Index of Place Names

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781784770198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781784770198
  • ISBN10: 1784770191
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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