Best of Britain Collection – 35% off RRP!
Includes The Dark Skies of Britain & Ireland, Britain in a Bottle and Wild Woods.
The Best of Britain Collection includes:
The Dark Skies of Britain & Ireland
In this inspiring and practical guide, nature enthusiast Tiffany Francis-Baker takes us on a night-time journey across Britain and Ireland as she reveals the best places for observing the night sky. For thousands of years, people have turned to the stars for joy and wonder – and stargazing is a soul-satisfying way to escape the chaos of modern life.
Covering both the International Dark Sky Association’s Certified Sites and Britain and Ireland’s Discovery Sites, Dark Skies provides comprehensive information on how to stargaze safely and responsibly. But, more than that, it explores the history behind astronomy, and the fascinating myths and folklore associated with the stars. Whether you want to marvel at the Milky Way, learn about constellations and comets or go in search of nocturnal wildlife – and whether you’re an amateur astronomer or a stargazing beginner – this is the perfect handbook.
Britain in a Bottle
Expert authors Ted Bruning and Rupert Wheeler have scanned England, Scotland and Wales to bring you this unique and comprehensive guide to Britain’s breweries, cider mills, vineyards, and whisky and gin distilleries. All the businesses they have selected welcome visitors. So, whether you fancy tasting wine at England’s most northerly vineyard, knocking back beer in a converted windmill or nosing a single malt while enjoying spectacular scenery, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds.
And there’s more! Among the listings read the fascinating history behind your favourite tipple, learn how the brewing process actually works, and find out which apples make the best cider. A true celebration of craftsmanship, Britain in a Bottle will satisfy the connoisseur and the curious alike.
Imagine a journey deep into the heart of an ancient forest, searching for lost ruins, swimming beneath hidden waterfalls and sleeping under the stars in a hammock. Or perhaps you’re foraging for wild foods, following tell-tale tracks and signs of woodland wildlife or seeking out rare wildflowers. Adrenalin junkies will power along mountain-bike tracks, kayak to remote wooded islands or scramble and climb their way up forest-clad hillsides for spectacular views. The opportunity for adventure – whatever your interests – is everywhere.
Wild Woods explores over 450 of Britain’s most magical and lesser-known woods across the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales. There are details of how to access each wood, and useful icons highlight key features or experiences so that you can easily find the woodland trip that’s right for you. Whether you seek high adventure, a chance to commune with nature or a romantic getaway in a quirky retreat, we guarantee you will find inspiration within these beautiful pages.