Pecked and Painted
Rock Art from Long Meg to Giant Wallaroo
Since the dawn of humanity, people have carved and painted on rocks and cave walls. The writer, illustrator and naturalist Tony Hopkins has spent 20 years travelling the world, from Ireland to Sudan and from southern France to the Australian desert, sketching these powerful images of humans and animals. This collection of his paintings reaffirms the dynamic connection between art and the environment, while his lucid text explains how these primal artworks were made and describes the societies that produced them.
North: Bowes to Kirk Yetholm
The northern section of the Pennine Way runs from Cumbria, past Hadrian's Wall and across the Cheviots to the Scottish border. One of the most rewarding and challenging trails for the walker, the route is comprehensively explained in this guidebook, with Ordnance Survey maps, background information on history and wildlife, circular routes for shorter walks from the trail and details of public transport and accommodation.
Portrait of Newcastle
There has been a settlement at Newcastle since Roman times and fragments of the Roman and medieval town are still to be found among the Victorian and modern buildings of today's vibrant city. This volume of over 140 colour photographs explores Newcastle's many faces, from the industrial and maritime heritage of the river and quayside and the bustling nightlife of Bigg Market to the splendid Victorian classical architecture of Grey Street and Grainger Town.