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The first hunter-gatherers to colonise the land from the continent found the easiest living on the low-lying terrain that is now under the North Sea.Dubbed “Doggerland” (after Dogger Bank) by archaeologists, the gently undulating landscape, with winding rivers, areas of marshland and stumpy hills, would have formed a rich hunting ground.Often the paths will lead through or past an Iron Age hillfort and in later centuries they were regularly used as drove roads (the dryness of being above the springline must have been welcome with a herd of cattle).Nicholas Rudd-Jones' Woolstone to Uffington White Horse walk, featured in the book, is free to download once you have joined as a member of Walkingworld. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The great sheets of ice and snow from the last glacial phase began to recede around 14,000 years ago, slowly opening up the British landmass to new vegetation, an influx of wildlife and, ultimately, human habitation.The site location and layout are shown on the 1926 map, by which time the workhouse was officially known as Kettering Poor Law Institution. The entrance range at the west contained the porter's lodge, board-room, offices and so on. Kettering entrance block from the south-west, 2000. To the rear, radiating from the central supervisory hub, were four accommodation wings for the various classes of inmate (male/female, infirm/able-bodied etc.). In about 1895, a laundry was added at the north of the workhouse, and a vagrants' block at the south-east. In 1896-7, the Kettering Union established a cottage home on the High Street at Burton Latimer. Burton Latimer Cottage Homes — original building, 2005. The accommodation was expanded in 1901 by the construction of a new building to the south, now 163-165 High Street, at a cost of £1,715. In the mid 1890s, an infirmary was added at the east of the workhouse. The homes were intended to provide accommodation for around 30 boys and girls in rural surroundings away from the influence of the main workhouse. Vernon at a cost of £1,250 and alterations were carried out to make it suitable for its new function. A total of 68 boys and girls were then accommodated.

For the book we decided to feature the best known of all, the 'Great Ridgeway' running north east from Avebury.

This booze is infused with Cascade hops for a bittersweet meeting of apple and flower. Perry's, Ilminster, Farm Pressed Medium Cider, 6.5% £2.40 for 500ml, uk Tucked away in deepest Somerset sits Perry’s cider farm.

Competing with the likes of Hecks, Honeys and Burrow Hill to produce Somerset’s finest tipple, this unfiltered, naturally fermented cider is the pick of the bunch. Once Upon A Tree, Putley Gold, 7%: £4.60 for 750ml, uk This is marketed as a 'table cider', but could easily turn into an ‘under the table’ cider without self-restraint.

British Ciders can be broadly categorised into two distinct styles, which are determined by the apples used.

West Country ciders are predominantly made from cider apples, which produce a tannin rich, low acid cider, whilst the eastern counties’ style is crisp and sharp tasting, due to the predominance of eating and cooking apples thrown in the mix. Severn Cider, Medium Sparkling, 6.3%: £14 for six bottles, Pressed and fermented beside the snaking River Severn, this small family business has been scrumping from local orchards for three generations.

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