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The Green Road Into The Trees: An Exploration of England By Hugh Thomson,

  • Title: The Green Road Into The Trees: An Exploration of England
  • Author: Hugh Thomson
  • ISBN: 9781848093324
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the very centre of England literally, as his village is furthest from the sea he travels to its outermost edges The Green Road into the Trees is a journey made rich by the characters he meets along the way And the ways he takes are the old ways, the drover paths and tracks, the paths and ditches half covered by bramble and tunnelled by alder, beech and oak theFrom the very centre of England literally, as his village is furthest from the sea he travels to its outermost edges The Green Road into the Trees is a journey made rich by the characters he meets along the way And the ways he takes are the old ways, the drover paths and tracks, the paths and ditches half covered by bramble and tunnelled by alder, beech and oak the trails that can still be traced by those who know where to look.Just as in his acclaimed book about Peru, The White Rock, Hugh shows how older, half forgotten cultures lie much closer to the surface than we may think In recent years, archaeologists have uncovered remarkable findings about the Celts, Saxons and Vikings that have often yet to reach the wider public Travelling along the Icknield Way, Hugh passes the great prehistoric monuments of Maiden Castle, Stonehenge and Avebury, before ending at the Wash near Seahenge.By taking a 400 mile journey from coast to coast, through both the sacred and profane landscapes of ancient England, Hugh casts unexpected light and humour on the way we live now.
    The Green Road Into The Trees An Exploration of England From the very centre of England literally as his village is furthest from the sea he travels to its outermost edges The Green Road into the Trees is a journey made rich by the characters he meets alo

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    1. Wonderful description of walking the Icknield Way across England, including history, legends, and a description of the land It sparked my interest in many other things as well, historical events, authors and painters for example, as well as the description of the walk itself I thoroughly enjoyed this and will keep it on my shelf to re read it.

    2. Here is a list of my interests WalkingHistoryNatureBirdsArchaeologyInsulting people.MusicBooks.Hugh Thomson in one book manages to tick each of those items I really enjoyed this, One day I d love to walk the Icknield Way and it would be even better if Hugh Thomson was there walking with you, he is so knowledgeable the 400miles would soon whiz by.I have never really seen the point going abroad for a holiday when we have so much in the UK to explore and if you go walking it won t cost you much to [...]

    3. Thomson undertakes a walk along the route of the Ichnield Way, an ancient path probably around 3000 5000 years old in parts.He starts in Abbotsbury in Dorset, at the far end of the Fleet, and crosses Dorset and Wiltshire continually passing hill forts, barrows, mound, stone circles and other glimpses of prehistoric and bronze age life in this country The journey takes him across the country to Norfolk where he end his walk at the place where Seahenge was excavated from.I quite enjoyed it, as it [...]

    4. Thoroughly enjoyed this book detailing a walk the author does from Dorset to Norfolk, stopping at his home along the route.Books about walks and journeys are 10 a penny but this one is way, way above the average Thomson mixes fascinating history with asides about the England we live in now, his painful divorce, 3 delightful children, current girlfriend etc The mix really works one minute he is telling us about an ancient hill fort, the next minute he is in Tesco eating a pie I really hope he dec [...]

    5. If you enjoy walking, are interested in people, and appreciate connecting with the history of the landscape which surrounds you then I highly recommend you read this engaging book Hugh Thomson has a wanderlust and, on returning to England from Peru, decides to investigate the history on his doorstep immediately setting off on to walk the Icknield Way, an ancient drove road running 400 miles across England, from Abbotsbridge, Dorset to Holme next the Sea in Norfolk The Icknield Way is not one of [...]

    6. A walk taken from coast to coast along the Icknield Way with a couple of detours , beginning in pretty Dorset and ending in the open expanses of Norfolk Thomson makes even the industrial estates he passes through, sound interesting Along his route he passes through Maiden Castle, Stonehenge, Avebury, Uffington my personal favourite etc All throughout we are treated to his thoughts on the sites he visits and the peoples that created them, together with wonderful snippets of history and conversati [...]

    7. There s a growing genre of books about travelling slowly through England, and this is a lovely example The author starts the Ickneild Way somewhere near Chesil Beach in Dorset, and meanders to the North Sea, and the coast at Hunstanton, visiting friends, pubs and archaeological sites along the way Makes me want to get out and walk

    8. Enjoyable and interesting account of a walk along the Icknield way laced with autobiography, history, archeology, myth and legend Lots of good stories and character sketches but it didn t always feel like there was a proper narrative thread holding it all together.

    9. I really enjoyed this book, combining history and the English countryside as it does Some of the facts were less factual than I d have liked but still an entertaining read all in all.

    10. Some beautiful moments some thought provoking passages What strange lives these travel writers lead I m not envious

    11. I would have like to hear a little about the walking and the camping side of things but I realise that is a personal preference rather than a criticism of the book Well written, insightful and an overall good read

    12. As always with armchair travel books it is the wonderful asides that the author includes on the journey that keep the reader interested His descriptions of the countryside are good but it is his views and biographical stories that make him a delightful companion.

    13. Walking the old Icknield Way from Dorset to The Wash, taking ancient tracks, through history, legend, literature and scientific fact Conversations along the way, some wild camping.

    14. Thomson s walk did not disappoint Present day places and people, and bits of poetry and interesting archeology all served up with bangers and tea.

    15. Full of lots of lovely side trails to follow arts and archaeology references as well as walkingjust like all the best travel books, its about much than the path followed Very engaging.

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