"Discovering Roman Britain" celebrates the enduring visible legacy of the Roman Empire in England, Wales and Scotland, one which is best appreciated by walking in their footsteps.Accompanied throughout by stunning colour photography and clear, detailed maps, Andrew McCloy takes the reader on 15 walks around sites of great historic interest. He travels some of Britain's most famous Roman roads, including Sarn Helen and Peddars Way, explores forts and military bases, such as Hadrian's Wall, and visits some of the finest remains of Roman houses, including Lullingstone Villa. The walks include both rural routes and urban strolls through important Roman towns and cities, such as Chester and St Albans.Andrew McCloy's great enthusiasm for walking and his infectious enjoyment of local history make "Discovering Roman Britain" the essential companion for anyone with a love of walking and an interest in this great civilisation.
Andrew McCloy is well acquainted with writing walking guides, being the author of Coastal Walks Around Britain (New Holland) and The Land's End to John o'Groat's Walk (Cordee) as well as various titles on the Peak District. He is a keen long-distance walker and was formerly the information officer for the Ramblers' Association. He lives in Derbyshire. Andrew Midgley's recent work includes the Yorkshire Tourist Board's 2004 visitor guide and Best Walks in the Lake District and Best Walks in Northumberland (both Frances Lincoln). He lectures in photography and exhibits regularly in galleries nationwide.