Wednesday 11 March 2015

NEW EBOOK - Three Castles and an Ironmasters House (Walking book)

NEW EBOOK - Three Castles and an Ironmasters House (Walking book)
Written by an experienced walker and historian, this book follows a new footpath route through Sussex calling at four National Trust properties, plus numerous pubs, villages and some fantastic scenery.
Three Castles is an opportunity to take the time to explore the castles and houses and towns and villages along the route. It follows man’s ingenuity and progress and a changing industry from agriculture to iron, to sheep, to the woollen trade, smuggling, hopfields and back to agriculture.
There is a soul to this walk; one that reflects the passions and industry of man and also the tensions of war and rebellion. It is now a very pastoral walk with only occasional reminders of the noise, smoke and fire of the iron industry. The ironmasters and the rich woollen trade are survived by their architecture at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook and Burwash and Brightling. The derelict hoppickers cottages, next to the River Teise in Lamberhurst, provide a startling contrast to the rich and landed.
And such a varied landscape brings together tales to tell of Mad Jack Fuller and Bloody Baker, Admiral ‘Foulweather Jack’ Norris, and Captain Swing. There are tales of smugglers and Mechanical riots, Napoleon’s horse, aliens in Robertsbridge and, of course, that ‘vengeful dragon’ in Angley Wood.

Chapter 1 - Bodiam Castle to Sissinghurst Castle
Chapter 2 - Sissinghurst Castle to Scotney Castle
Chapter 3 - Scotney Castle to Bateman’s
Chapter 4 - Bateman’s to Bodiam Castle

About the Author

David Clarke is the author of successful Bretwalda Book “1066 Harold’s Way”, which is a guide to that new long distance footpath. Now he is back with an exciting walk that takes the walker around the beautiful Sussex countryside.
He is an experienced walker and historian who has done much to reappraise the military skills and decisions of Harold in that fateful autumn of 1066 when the future of England hung in the balance.

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