New Book - A Tribute to Langdon

By local author Rodney Cole

The Langdon Ridge is one of the landscape gems of South Essex. Long famed for its beauty, it commands splendid views over much of the surrounding couontryside, and harbours time-honoured woodlands, wayside and meadows that are astonishingly rich in wildlife.
Tribute to Langdon celebrates both the landscape beauty and fascinating biodiversity of the region, drawing attention to the rarity of some of the local wildlife. Its publication is timely, given the intensifying public and housing pressures upon the wider landscape, and a caser can clearly be made for a regional strategy that aims to preserve and maintain what is left of Langdon’s rich inheritance.
Written by a native of the ridge, the book draws upon the records and experience of Basildon Natural History Society, together with that of the Essex Wildlife Trust and the Langdon Hills Country Park (as well as the recall of earlier observers). Together with other organisations and individuals united by the Langdon Living Landscape, these bodies strive to maintain and enhance the ridge’s rich biodiversity, much of which has lately been recognized through the designation of the Langdon Ridge SSSI in 2019.

Rod Cole

If you would like a copy, please contact Glen Jacobs on 01268 553149 or email mammoth1670@gmail.com. Retail price £12.99 plus postage if it has to be posted.

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