The only national guide to exploring Britain's past railway heritage on foot, by bike or even horse! If you have ever wondered what happened to Britain's lost railways and where you can explore this bygone network, then this book is for you. While many old railways have been sold to private owners, there is now a network of several thousand miles which one can explore, trespass free, with official approval. Ideal for young and old alike, for families, railway enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists or just those who are curious about local history, this essential guide will point you in the direction of one of this country's least known national resources - its network of former railway lines. Jeff Vinter has walked and acted as a guide on virtually every route in this book, and is one of the most respected authorities on railway rambling in the UK. Vinter's Railway Gazetteer is the only book to bring together all known railway routes in the country, criss-crossing every county and opening up unexplored, traffic-free areas of the countryside. Everyone should have a copy of this book so that you can enjoy the glory of Britain's natural and industrial heritage.