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Western Mail : Bookcase, 16th August 2003 By Dean Powell

Yet another publication to add to the ever-growing Breverton library of Welsh history this time a very interesting ramble across the South coastline.

       Inspired by the desire to lobby for Heritage Coastline status from Gileston to Cardiff Bay, and therefore extend the title that exists  on the seashore from Porthcawl to Gileston itself, Breverton takes the reader on a journey of his own.

            Dismayed by the state of the pathways, he leads this one-man campaign to attract more interest in the 52 walks described, with emphasis on such picturesque spots as Penarth, Sully, Barry, Rhoose and Aberthaw.

            Ramblers will love it, and armchair devotees can easily imagine the beauty from the descriptive passages, or maybe it will be enough to inspire them to drop the TV dinner and take a stroll.

Bookcase Rating: ***

Bookcase Says: Definitely a book to take on a walk on a summers night. Or maybe a weekly trek from cove to cove.

If you like this, youll love: The Rough Guide to Wales

 


Western Mail 2nd August 2003

Terry Breverton believes in giving value for money, but it is still amazing how much info he crams into a slim book like this.

There are practical details about the main walks, which stretch west from the Gwent levels to Cardiff bay and on to Gileston.

But there are also stacks of local history, ancient and modern, about the buildings and landscapes you see along the way, which makes this good for armchair travellers too. This coastline deserves more recognition.

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