How do you find great pub food, places for your kids to play, somewhere nice to walk your dog, and park a campervan, all within 5 miles of a motorway exit?With Collie Jem, Lezli and David Rees have trekked over a thousand miles creating walks and tracking down traditional inns for drivers, families, and dogs to enjoy on their journey. Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury. Use this book to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch. Each page features a 30 to 45 minute walk, with a selected pub or cafe along the way. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails. All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities. The listed pubs - most of which are traditional inns, serving high quality food at realistic prices - all welcome well-behaved canines. If you want more than mileage from your petrol, this is the book for you!
Lezli Rees has lived with dogs all her life and is a keen walker and rambler. Together with her husband, David Rees and their rescue dog, Jem, the couple have created the UK's best resource of tried and tested dog walks, and own the popular Driving with Dogs website. When they are not out exploring hidden byways of the countryside, Lezli teaches English at a university in the Midlands.
IntroductionThe MotorwaysM1 From London to Leeds, via Leicester and SheffieldM2 From London to Canterbury, via ChathamM3 From London to Southampton, via Bracknell and WinchesterM4 From London to South Wales, via Reading and BristolM5 From Birmingham to Exeter, via Worcester and BristolM6 From Rugby to Carlisle, via Birmingham and PrestonM11 From London to Cambridge, via HarlowM18 From Rotherham to Goole, via DoncasterM20 From London to Folkestone, via AshfordM25 London OrbitalM27 From New Forest to PortsmouthM40 From London to Birmingham, via OxfordM42 Birmingham semi-orbitalM48/ M50 Welsh Borders and the Severn EstuaryM56/M57/M60 The northwest motorwaysM62 From Liverpool to HullScotlandM8 Edinburgh to Greenock, via GlasgowM9 Edinburgh to StirlingM74 Glasgow to CarlisleM77 Glasgow to FenwickM90 Edinburgh to PerthWalk notes