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Title North Downs landscapes : exploring the glorious English countryside on London's doorstep / Doug Kennedy.
Imprint Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Note Includes indexes.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 8, 2015).
Subject North Downs (England) -- Pictorial works.
North Downs (England) -- Description and travel.
Natural history -- England -- North Downs.
England -- North Downs.
Genre Pictorial works.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction; The White Cliffs of Dover; Dover Castle and the Start of the Downs; The Folkestone Downs; Roaming a Vibrant Downs Landscape; Agricultural Icons of the East Kent Downs; Eastling: an old Downs village; Wye: ancient routes; The North Downs Scarp; The Pilgrim's Way and the North Downs Way; Chilham Castle (left); The Archbishop's Palace, Charing; The Valley of the Great Stour; Rochester Town; Rochester Castle; Difficult Soil High Up in the Downs; Orchids of the Chalk Grassland; The West Kent Landscape; Otford; The Kent-Surrey Border.
Motorways in the North DownsReigate and Redhill; Protecting What We Love: the battle for Banstead Downs; Margery Wood: a fragmented habitat; Reigate and Buckland Downs; Steep Ways and Wild Woods on the Scarp Slopes; Epsom and its Race Course; Dorking Town; Box Hill; The Mole Valley and Denbies Wine Estate; The Mole Gap: Mickleham and the Stepping Stones; The Mole Stepping Stones; Mickleham; Ranmore Common; Chalk, Greensand and Fungi; Mushrooms and Toadstools; At Polesden Lacey; Leith Hill Tower; Leith Hill Villages; Wotton and the Tilling Valley; Rhododendrons: Beauty and the Beast.
The 'Stop Line' and PillboxesAbinger Hammer; Shere Village; St James Church, Shere; Albury: a moving village; Silent Pool; The Chimneys of Albury; Albury Downs and Newlands Corner; St Martha's Church; Chantries and Pewley Down; Guildford; Mother Ludlum's Cave; A Path up Crooksbury Hill, South of Farnham; Farnham; Farnham castle; Conclusion; References and Indexes; Index of Place Names; Index of images and map references.
Summary The North Downs are a range of hills that run east-west from the south-east tip of England, at Dover in Kent, to Farnham in Surrey. They skirt the southern edge of London, so for a long time have offered Londoners beautiful countryside to escape to, or for a home to commute to work from. A hundred years ago, they were still quite remote, but London has grown, spreading onto Downland, and rail and road links have ensured that the many towns across the hills have also grown substantially in size. Despite development there is still a lot of unspoilt landscape, from farmland, to deep woods, to ope.
Other Title Print version: Kennedy, Doug. North Downs Landscapes : Exploring the Glorious English Countryside on London's Doorstep. Havertown : Windgather Press, ©2015 9781909686588