Title: The Backbone of England
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Author: Andrew Bibby
Details: Kindle eBook edition now available
Published: November 2016, Gritstone
In The Backbone of England, Andrew Bibby walks the route of the Pennine watershed separating the water flowing westwards to the Irish Sea and the Atlantic from the water heading towards the North Sea. Keeping always above the headwaters he travels from Edale and Kinder Scout in Derbyshire as far as Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.
The Backbone of England is partly a travel book, partly a celebration of a fine stretch of countryside but primarily a journey to discover more about the landscape in this part of England. Andrew Bibby offers a range of keys which aim to open up an understanding of the social and economic factors which make the Pennine landscape as it is, exploring what has happened in the past and, particularly, what is going on up in these hills today.
Reviews of The Backbone of England can be found on Andrew Bibby’s website