August 28th 2013
Picking up the walking boots where Finding My Place kicked them off (Rance’s previous 2012 title), Walking my Patch is an invitation to enjoy a further seven, long-distant journeys in the company of ‘Kentish Man’ Brian Rance, as he navigates the footpaths, bridges, fields and rivers of the Kent countryside. Originally from Kent, Brian J. Rance now lives in Birmingham, where he works as Assistant Director of Estates at Birmingham City University.
This is more than just a guide book; it is a celebration of this part of southern England, revelling in the geography, geology, flora and fauna, the history, and the unusual companions that one inevitably meets along the way.
Not only a convivial walking companion, the book contains 109 illustrative plates, which include route maps, in-depth historical information, points of interest and notable landmarks, countryside regulations and descriptive wildlife profiles, and a selection of the author’s own ‘place’ poems.