The Cotswolds: A Treasure Trove of Spectacular Images Showing the Ever-changing Seasons, by Cotswold Photographer Nicholas Reardon (Driveabout)

The Cotswolds: A Treasure Trove of Spectacular Images Showing the Ever-changing Seasons, by Cotswold Photographer Nicholas Reardon (Driveabout)

By: Nicholas Reardon (author), Nicholas Reardon (illustrator), Nicholas Reardon (editor)Paperback

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These glorious hills, rightly described as an area of outstanding natural beauty, contain a treasure trove of spectacular views, along with flowers and wildlife just asking to be photographed. In the following pages I take you through the seasons, offering just a taste of what can be seen, in the hope that it will tempt you to explore this wonderful countryside for yourselves. From hidden gems like the stone crocodile head on a fresh water spring in Compton Abdale, and fearsome gargoyles staring down at you from ancient churches, to the grandeur of castles and the splendour of stately homes, I hope to bring the Cotswolds alive for you with the help of my camera. So as not to spoil the images with excess wording I have let the pictures speak for theirselves but at the back of the book you will find a page-by-page explanation of the photographs, along with the locations. This book was made possible by the help and kindness shown to me by the various attractions, allowing me to roam freely over their properties in search of interesting views, fascinating artefacts and plentiful wildlife. Lastly I wish to thank my wife, Sally, who encouraged me to take up photography and so made this book possible.

About Author

Nicholas Reardon is a Publishing and Tourism Consultant who has also written and designed many books over the years. He says: most of my time is spent turning people's ideas into books and letting them out into the world. Sometimes it is a Born Free moment and others it is a pass me the brain Igor it looks like a thunderstorm moment.


1. Young life on the River Coln, Bibury. 2. Background blackbird flying in fog, plus wet spring buds. 3. Autumn mist on Crickley Hill. 4. Spring as Cotswold flowers brave a late covering of snow. 5. Spring blooms. 6. Snowdrops at Rococo Garden, Painswick. 7. Snowdrops at Rococo Garden, Painswick. 8. Spring buds at Batsford Arboretum. 9. Bliss Mill, Chipping Norton. 10. Spring lambs. 11. Young bull. 12. Moorhen chick. 13. Moorhen with chicks. 14. Robin nest building, feeding, and chicks. 15. Young robins exploring the world. 16. Summer, fields of poppies. 17. St John the Baptist church door with a selection of grotesques, Cirencester. 18. The Rollright Stones: Main picture, The King Stone; top left and right, two of the King's men; and bottom right, the Whispering Knights. 19. The famous Crocodile springs at Compton Abdale. 20. Cotswold Lavender farm and visitors, near Snowshill. 21. Harvesting lavender at the Cotswold Lavender farm. 22. Mill and Tewkesbury Abbey, seen from the Ham. 23. Damselflies on the river at Tewkesbury. 24. Gloucester Cathedral spire with a large moon in the background. 25. Water chutes, looking down from Gloucester Cathedral. 26. Gloucester Docks. 27. Gloucester Docks. 28. The Devil's Chimney overlooking Cheltenham. 29. A selection of Cotswold signposts. 30. Berkeley Castle. 31. Residents of Berkley Castle's Tropical Butterfly House. 32. Arlington Row, as seen from Rack Island, Bibury. 33. Bibury Trout Farm and pictures around Bibury. 34. Sudeley Castle. A gargoyle on the church, in the castle grounds. The small picture shows a ruined section of castle. 35. Sudeley Castle: The church as seen from the lake; the gatehouse; and the castle. 36. Gargoyles on St Peter's church, Winchcombe. 37. Castle Combe in the south of the Cotswolds. 38. Summer in the north of the Cotswolds. 39. Summer in the north of the Cotswolds. 40. The Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water. 41. The Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water. 42. Chipping Campden / Broadway / Hidcote / Great Tew. 43. Near Broadway / Near Chipping Campden / Chipping Campden / South Cotswolds. 44. Starlings (top: young / bottom: adult). 45. Autumn, Swan Hotel, Bibury. 46. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 47. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 48. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 49. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 50. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 51. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds. 52. Cotswold deer. 53. Cotswold deer. 54. Autumn fungi. 55. Autumn fungi. 56. Pumpkins. 57. Stanway. 58. Autumn fires. 59. Autumn fires. 60. Female Kestrel being flown at the Cotswold Falconry Centre, next to Batsford Arboretum. 61. Bald Eagle / Buteleur / Tawny Eagle / Dark Breasted Eagle Buzzard. Again, at the Cotswold Falconry Centre. 62. Tewkesbury Abbey in the floods. 63. Nature in art. 64. Batsford Arboretum. 65. Male mallard duck. 66. Starling and Chaffinch. 67. Sparrows. 68. Teasel, with barley in the background. 69. Autumn berries. 70. Autumn colours. 71. Batsford Arboretum in Autumn. 72. Batsford Arboretum in Autumn. 73. Winter, Crickley Hill. 74. The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter. 75. The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter. 76. St Mary's church with its water chute gargoyle, Lower Slaughter. 77. A Cotswold sheep, known in the area as the 'Cotswold Lion'. 78. Cobwebs and fog along with a Belted Cow at rest. 79. Batsford Arboretum in the snow, with male Lion Dog. 80. Frozen water. 81. Frozen water. 82. Broadway Tower with gargoyles. 83. Entrance to Broadway Tower. 84. Park deer, near Broadway Tower. 85. Park deer, near Broadway Tower. 86. Hoarfrost. 87. Cleeve Hill, overlooking Cheltenham. 88. Lodge Park / Batsford / Snowshill church. 89. Winter colour. 90. Snowshill church and a very cold sparrow. 91. A winter woollie. 92. Cotswold camera stars. 93. Adult Bald Eagle posing for the camera, Cotswold Falconry Centre. 94. A page-by-page guide to the contents. 95. A page-by-page guide to the contents. 96. A page-by-page guide to the contents

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  • ISBN13: 9781874192794
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781874192794
  • weight: 734
  • ISBN10: 1874192790

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