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The National Trust Book of the Coast

Clare Gogerty

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781909881372

Price: £30.00

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

In 1965, the Trust launched Enterprise Neptune, a nationwide fundraising campaign to highlight the importance and fragility of Britain’s coastline. The Trust now looks after and makes accessible over 700 miles of coastline across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this book, evocative essays (on wild swimming, butterflies and beachcombing) and personal stories (including a day in the life of a National Trust ranger) capture the unique character of Britain’s shores, past, present and future.

As well as a homage to Britain’s best-loved beaches, this is an up-to-date practical guide for anyone keen to discover the coast, from the eerie romance of Northumberland’s dunes to the dramatic landscapes of Giant’s Causeway. Each location includes suggestions for local accommodation, walking, wildlife to spot and local National Trust properties to head to once you’ve shaken the sand from your shoes. There’s nothing quite like a day by the sea – and it’s never been easier to plan the perfect coastal getaway.

ABOUT THE Author

Clare Gogerty is an author, journalist and award winning editor, working for Coast magazine for six years. She now lives in the countryside, where she writes books, works as a freelance journalist and runs a smallholding including sheep and chickens. Clare also writes travel and lifestyle journalism for the GuardianConde Nast Traveller and Homes & Antiques. Her previous titles include Book of the Coast (National Trust), Hidden Villages of Britain (Batsford) and Beyond the Footpath (Piatkus).

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