1. Tour Thought the Eastern Counties of England by Daniel Defoe.
Defoe toured Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. A full transcript of his short book is shown on a separate page. Defoe went on to publish three volumes of A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, Vol. I (1724), Vol. II (1725), Vol. III (1726)
2. Rural Rides, by William Cobbett, abridged and edited by S. E. Buckley, for the Holborn Library, George G. Harrop and Co. Ltd. 1950.
1. London to Hereford and back
2. From London to Faversham
3. Through Norfolk and Suffolk
4. To Battle
5. To Lewes and Brighton and back.
6. To Huntingdon
7. To St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham and High Wycombe, returning by Beaconsfield and Uxbridge.
8. To Hurstbourne Tarrant via Winchester.
9. From Hurstbourne Tarrant through Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex to London.
10. To Worth.
11. From London to South-east Hampshire.
12. From South-east Hampshire to London.
13. To Dover.
14. From Dover to London.
15. Through Surrey
16. From Chilworth (Surrey) to Winchester.
17. From Winchester to Burghclere
18. From Burghclere to Petersfield.
19. From Petersfield to London.
20. Down the Valley of the Avon.
21. From Salisbury to Highworth.
22. From Highworth to Malmsbury.
23. From Malmsbury to Worcestershire.
24. From Worcestershire to Burghclere.
25. From Burghclere to Lyndhurst.
26. From Lyndhurst to London.
27. To Tring
28. Selections from a Northern Tour, the Eastern Tour, the Midland Tour and Progress in the North. (Extracts from his journal on journeys for his political activities which relate to the countryside rather than his immediate business.)
3a. In Search of England, by H. V. Morton, first published in 1927, 13th edition, Methuen, London, 1931. I have abstracted below the main places mentioned in each chapter.
1. London to Winchester.
2. Romsey and the New Forest.
3. Christchurch, Stonehenge, Weymouth, Exeter, Plymouth and Devonport.
5. Dartmoor, Barnstaple and Somerset.
6. Glastonbury, Bath and Bristol. (Including a stop at Bradford on Avon)
7. Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester and Shrewsbury.
8. Chester, Wigan, the Lake District and Gretna Green.
9. Hadrian's Wall, Durham and York.
10. Boston in Lincolnshire and Peterborough.
12. Stratford on Avon, Coventry, Kenilworth and Warwick.
3b. The Call of England, by H. V. Morton, first published, 1928, 12th edition, revised, published by Methuen and Co., London, 1936. I have abstracted below the main places mentioned in each chapter.
1. London to Colchester
2. Hull, Beverley and Selby
4. Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.
5. Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx abbeys.
6. Scarborough and Whitby, .
7. Durham, Newcastle, Berwick and Lindisfarne.
8. Carlisle, Lake District and Lancaster.
9. Manchester, Oldham, Pendle Hill and Blackpool.
11. Macclesfield, Buxton, Sheffield
4. English Journey, being a rambling but truthful account of what one man saw and heard and felt and thought during a journey through England during the Autumn of the year 1933, by J. B. Priestley, published by William Heinemann Ltd., in association with Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1934.
2. Bristol and Swindon
3. The Cotswolds
4. Coventry, Birmingham and the Black Country
5. Leicester and Nottingham
6. The West Riding
7. The Potteries
9. The Tyne
10. East Durham and the Tees.
11. Lincoln and Norfolk.
5. English Journeyor the Road to Milton Keynes, by Beryl Bainbridge first published by the BBC and Gerald Duckworth and Co. in 1984.
1. To Southampton
2. To Salisbury
3. To Bristol
4. To the Cotswolds
5. To Birmingham
6. To Stoke-on-Trent
7. To Manchester
8. To Liverpool
9. To Bradford
10. To Newcastle-upon-Tyne
11. To Stockton-on-Tees
12. To York, Lincoln and Norwich
13. To Milton Keynes
6. The Lost Betjemans and Betjeman Revisited, HTV productions. Green Umbrella Videos, GUP 1350 and 1351.
7. Swindon and North Lew
8. Chippenham and Crewkerne