We stock a variety of Maps and Books for people interested in exploring the local area on foot. In addition to Ordnance Survey maps we stock the popular footpath maps of Wilfred George and books for walkers and cyclists. Some of these are shown below. Please feel free to ring ahead and check we have the title that suits you.
East Anglia Teashop Walks
Twenty circular walks based on good local teashops including routes at Dedham, Beccles, Lavenham, Sheringham and Blickling. With sketch maps and photographs.
Walks into History: Essex
A collection of walks exploring different aspects of the county's historical past. Includes routes at Epping, Hedingham, Maldon, Hadleigh, St. Osyth and Dedham. With maps and photographs.
Walks into History: Norfolk & Suffolk
A collection of walks exploring different aspects of the area's historical past. Includes routes at Sutton Hoo, Orford Castle, Lavenham, the Norfolk Broads, Hunstanton and Holkham Hall.
Pub Strolls in Suffolk
Thirty short circular walks based on good local pubs including routes at Moulton, Beyton, Debenham, Pin Mill, Snape and Westhall. With maps and photographs.
Pub Walks for Motorists: Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk
Len Banister, Will Martin and Geoff Pratt
Forty circular walks in East Anglia, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes at Fingringhoe, Castle Hedingham and Wendens Ambo in Essex; Colton, Gayton and Aldborough in Norfolk; and Thorpeness, Felsham and Tuddenham in Suffolk.
This title from Jarrold Publishing is another in the classic Pathfinder Walks series, using Ordnance Survey mapping. As in all titles in the series, each walk is accompanied by colour mapping and clear directions, with full-colour photographs throughout. The 28 walks are graded according to length and accompanied by extensive information and advice for walkers.
50 walks in Suffolk
Explore the beauty of Suffolk with this slim-line pocket-sized walking guide with a range of walks to suit the casual walker and the hiker (between two and ten miles in length). The walks are fully annotated with places to visit on the way, each one highlighting a particular feature, including wildlife, history and the countryside. Refreshment panels highlighting tea rooms and pubs along the way are included, as well as general information on footpath signs, countryside access, walking tips, safety guidelines and dog friendliness.
Photographic and History Titles
Francis Frith's Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford (Photographic Memories)
Available in Hardback or in paperback
This title contains approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers, the book includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.
Suffolk a Portrait in Colour - Mark and Elizabeth Mitchels
Countryside Books £9.95
A portrait of Suffolk today in words and colour photographs, by the authors of Essex: A Portrait in Colour
Suffolk Churches - David Stanford
Fifty-six churches in Suffolk, chosen for their beauty or for their historical or anecdotal interest, are here featured in a series of captivating photographic portraits by David Standford. The collection includes Long Melford's treasured Holy Trinity.
Sloightly on th' Huh - Charlie Haylock's brilliant introduction to the Suffolk dialect and language, which captures some of the warmth and humour to be found among those who live in the region. Charlie Haylock has included a Dicksh'nree of Suffolk words, place-names and surnames, and some local folk songs, mardles and recipes. Illustrated.
Rum Owd Dew - Charlie Haylock. Here he is again, with plenty of wisdom and more than a pint of humour to accompany it. So, dew yew enjoy ut t'gather, 'n' moind how yew goo cumm'n back.
Both books: Countryside Books
Southwold an Earthly Paradise - Geoffrey Munn
Antique Collectors Club £25
Southwold is a nostalgic place where childhood memories are made from sunny holidays beside the sea, coloured beach huts lining the shore and the delicate pier straddling the waves of the North Sea. To some it is nothing short of an earthly paradise - indeed it was Southwold that inspired William Morris to write his epic poem The Earthly Paradise.
Southwold - An Earthly Paradise is a collection of vividly written essays that take the reader through the evolution of the town from a mediaeval fishing community, prosperous enough to build a magnificent church, to its modern identity as a popular, yet unspoilt, holiday town. Shakespeare heads an extraordinary cast of writers to have visited Southwold, including Algernon Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, Walter de la Mare, George Orwell, P. D. James and Esther Freud. J. M. W. Turner, one of Britain's most celebrated artists, is known to have visited Southwold on many occasions and Geoffrey Munn has, for the first time, identified a number of drawings of Southwold by Turner. Whistler, Sickert, Wilson Steer, Spencer, and Damien Hirst have all followed in Turner's footsteps. The text is lavishly illustrated with their work and all the 160 plates are in colour.
Geoffrey Munn is a well-known face on the BBC's Antiques Road Show on which he is one of the jewellery specialists.