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High Pub Walks in the Peak District

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

by: Martin Smith
The Peak District National Park is noted for more than just its scenery. It also has a wealth of real ale pubs, many of which lie above 1000 feet (304 metres). It's these pubs that feature in this book. What better way to visit them than on foot? All these pubs welcome walkers, many do food, have accommodation and real ale from local independent breweries.
The book describes 30 walks and also has lots of information about the areas through which the various routes pass. The walks vary in length from a mere 2.5 miles to just under 13 miles, so there's something suitable for everyone here. The walks generally start from the pub and with certain rare exceptions, can be reached by public transport, so you can leave your car at home and savour the liquid products on offer.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section has 13 walks, visiting the highest pubs in the constituent counties of the National Park and making a grand circular route of just over 100 miles (161km), with a total ascent of nearly 18,000 feet (5500 metres). This would make a fine challenging walking holiday. The second section has 17 walks visiting 21 pubs over the 1000 foot mark. Apart from one, these are circular walks, starting and finishing at the chosen pub.
Each walk begins with practical information including start and finish locations with grid references; key points on the route; distance; ascent; time; OS map references and getting there by bus, train and car. The route instructions are very detailed and include sketch maps.
ISBN 9781850589792 pages 265 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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10.99

Walks Around Beddgelert

Walks Around Beddgelert

by: Des Marshall
Beddgelert, Gelert's Grave, is one of the most beautiful villages in North Wales and is reputed to be named after the legendary hound Gelert. However, the village possibly came by its name after an early Christian missionary and leader called Celert, or Cilert, settled here in the 8th century. The earliest record of Beddgelert appears in 1258 when it was recorded as Bekelert, whilst in 1269 it is recorded as Bedkelerd. Standing at the confluence of the Afon Glaslyn and the Afon Colwyn the village is situated in a pretty valley. Moel Hebog is the dominant mountain to the west of the village. Caernarfon is 13 miles to the north and Porthmadog is 8 miles to the south. It is also within easy reach of Betws y Coed just 14 miles away. The central point of the village is the old, arched bridge just upstream of the confluence. The dramatic Aberglaslyn Gorge is very close to the village, where the often tumultuous Afon Glaslyn, with its many cataracts, is channeled between the steep wooded and craggy sides of the gorge, which is very pretty in May with a clothing of the pink blossom of rhododendron. The restored Welsh Highland Railway runs between Porthmadog and Caernarfon, passing through the village.
There are 20 walks each with detailed route finding instructions in numbered paragraphs and a sketch map showing the paragraph numbers. Almost half of the walks described start from the main car park in the Beddgelert. If you are staying in the village this has the great advantage of avoiding having to drive to the start of a walk. However, all the other walks can be reached within a few minutes' drive from the village or, better still, by either bus or train. Directions to reach these starts are given in each walk. There is a wide variety of walks, some with history, some in the valley and some that are certainly wild mountain excursions. In fact there is a walk for everyone in these pages.
ISBN 9781908748232 pages 40 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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4.95

Glyndwr's Way National Trail - Kittiwake

Glyndwr's Way National Trail - Kittiwake

by: David Perrott
Glyndwr's Way carves a very remote and beautiful 135 mile arc which stretches through the hills and mountains of Mid-Wales connecting Knighton in the south with Welshpool to the north, passing through Llanidloes and Machynlleth, once Owain Glyndwr's Welsh capital, on a journey through some of the finest unspoilt scenery in Mid-Wales. From the bleak but beautiful isolation of Beacon Hill Common to the tranquillity of the River Vyrnwy, from the lonely moorland above Dylife to the rolling farmland of the Vale of Meifod, Glyndwr's Way offers an exhilarating walking experience and exploration of the remote Mid-Wales countryside.
The route passes habitats which are nationally important, such as sessile oak woodland with carpets of bluebells, upland mire and heath, ancient truly hedgerows and un-spoilt river valleys. A particularly notable section is from Penfforddlas to Aberhosan, which bisects part of the Pumlumon massif noted for the extent and quality of its heather moorland, an increasingly rare habitat. Walkers on Glyndwr's Way will also have the opportunity to observe at first hand the rich variety of wildlife typical of Mid-Wales. Birds such as skylark, buzzard and red kite are commonly seen along the route, and many lanes and hedge banks are rich with wildflowers, particularly in the spring. Mid-Wales also remains a stronghold for the traditional pattern of small fields, whilst some sections pass through or close by common land, wind turbines and forestry, providing an insight into varying types of land management. It's a truly wonderful 135-mile long-distance walk.
This guide divides the route into sixteen sections and provides comprehensive route finding instructions and clear sketch maps plus lots of background information about everything of interest along the way. This edition was put together with the invaluable help of the official Glyndwr's Way manager, Helen Tatchell.
ISBN 9781908748140 pages 92 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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9.95

Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

by: Phil Turner
The county of Ayrshire is located on the Firth of Clyde on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland and is known as one of the most fertile areas of the country, famed for its cattle and crops. With its long sandy beaches and rolling green hills, ancient castles and grand country estates, Ayrshire is a great place to explore on foot.
The 40 walks in this book highlight many of the best places to enjoy stunning views and diverse wildlife, as well as discover the fascinating history and heritage of 'Burns Country'. The selection of walks offers surprising variety, from sedate shoreline strolls to rough heather moorland treks. Most routes begin and end at a town or village with public transport options. The book also includes the Ayrshire Coastal Path in 12 sections from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. There are clear route directions and coloured sketch maps and background notes.
ISBN 9781907025396 pages 96 (2014) 105mm x 148mm

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6.99

Cornwall - 40 Coast and Country Walks

Cornwall - 40 Coast and Country Walks

by: Keith Fergus
With over 400 miles of mainland coastline and an excellent public path network, Cornwall is all about rugged shorelines, gorgeous sandy beaches, turquoise waters, meandering rivers and wide open countryside. Add to the mix a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, interesting geology, fascinating history and some of the most striking views in the country and you have one of England's best regions to explore on foot.
In these 40 walks all between two and eight miles in length Keith Fergus leads you through some of the best rambles Cornwall has to offer. Although the terrain followed varies, and can be hilly, most of the walks are on well-established paths making navigation straightforward and suitable for families. There are clear route directions and coloured sketch maps and background notes.
The walks cover the whole of Cornwall and are grouped into five sections: South-east Cornwall; Truro and the south; South-west to Land's End; St Ives and around; Newquay and the north coast.
ISBN 9781907025426 pages 96 (2014) 105mm x 148mm

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6.99

Gustav Holst Way

Gustav Holst Way

by: Frank Partridge
The Gustav Holst Way is a medium distance rambler's route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton-on-the-Water. Each place has close associations with the composer and the broad stretch of Cotswold country that connects these important milestones in Holst's life and musical career was well known to him. He recorded many a pleasant day spent walking in the hills.
The walk is 35 miles in all (with the four optional detours adding a further eight miles or so). The route is divided into five sections ranging in length from about 6 to 8 miles. The sections are graded for difficulty and estimated walking times are given. Special points of interest and historical notes appear in shaded boxes at the end of each section. Access points, parking and refreshment stops are given in an appendix. The route is described in detail and there are outline maps and colour photographs of places of interest along the way. The route is waymarked at key points.
ISBN 9781874192862 pages 64 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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7.99

Snowdonia Mountain Walks Top 10

Snowdonia Mountain Walks Top 10

by: Carl Rogers
With over 100 high summits in Snowdonia how do you choose a 'top 10' walks? The walks in this pocket guide book have been chosen to give a variety of routes, spread across the entire National Park, with most of the main hill groups represented. For each mountain the most scenic route has been chosen and where possible these are well established classic paths, easy to follow with good access and official parking and all are circular.
The book is produced in full colour with stunning photographs. The route descriptions are in clear easy-to-follow numbered paragraphs and are supported by Ordnance survey 1:50,000 scale maps with the route highlighted. There are also fascinating facts described about places along the way.
The walk locations are: High Carneddau; Glyderau; Tryfan; Y Garn and Devil's Kitchen; Snowdon; Moel Siabod; Moel Hebog; Rhinog Fawr; Arans; Cadair Idris.
ISBN 9781902512273 pages 64 (2014) 108mm x 150mm

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5.99

Wales Coast Path - Ceredigion Coast Circular Walks

Wales Coast Path - Ceredigion Coast Circular Walks

by: Sioned Bannister
This is one in the 'Top 10 Walks' series of books covering the Wales Coast Path. They are a handy pocket size and are produced in full colour. This book outlines the most popular walks along the Ceredigion coast, providing walkers with the ten finest circular routes.
With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions supported by Ordnance Survey Explorer maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, the guide set a high standard in reliability, clarity and ease-of-use.
The walk locations are: Ynyslas; Aberystwyth; Llanrhystud; Aberaeron; New Quay; Cwmtydu; Llangrannog; Aberporth and Tresaith; Mwnt; Cardigan.
ISBN 9781908632289 pages 64 (2014) 107mm x 150mm

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5.99

Walks Around the Malverns

Walks Around the Malverns

by: Roy Woodcock
The Malvern Hills have well over a hundred miles of paths on the hills and commons, and there is almost unlimited walking with real freedom to roam over many hectares of countryside. The hills are magnificent and the ridge walk is one of the finest in the country, with views east and west over large areas of rural England and into Wales.
The 25 walks in this book were selected to cover the entire range of hills and the adjacent commons; and, as the views looking at the hills can be as impressive as those looking from the hills, a few walks in the Ledbury area to the west and the Upton area and Old Hills to the east have been included. The distances range from 2 to 8 miles, plus a 'leg stretcher' of between ten and sixteen miles (depending on the starting point) that takes in the full length of the ridge and ascends all the Malvern peaks.
Practical information at the start of each walk includes distance; time; start location with grid reference; terrain; car parking and refreshments. Directions include clear sketch maps and the text also includes plenty of notes on features of interest.
ISBN 9781850589723 pages 149 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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8.99

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50 Walks in Essex

50 Walks in Essex

by: Katerina and Eric Roberts
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline (more than 300 miles) of any county in England, with a fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. It has many attractions that can only be truly appreciated on foot. If you climb up the Langdon Hills, explore the Lee Valley, wander along the high ridges of Hainault Forest or trek through ancient woodland such as Hatfield Forest you will discover that Essex is a diverse and interesting county and has some very pretty villages.
One of the AA County Walks series, this guide explores some of the best of the Essex countryside. It includes 50 themed walks of between 2 and 10 miles, each with fascinating background reading. The majority of the routes are circular and are mainly rural and coastal walks with welcoming pubs and cafes. There are clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions and full colour detailed sketch maps for every walk. Each walk chapter is prefaced by a practical information panel and then a section with interesting information on what to look out for during the walk. Details of places to eat and drink are provided, including guidance for dog owners on where to walk and dog-friendly establishments.
The walk locations include: Harwich; Manningtree; Walton-on-the-Naze; Colchester; Bradwell-on-Sea; Pagelsham; Maldon; Heybridge Basin; Hadleigh; Rochford; Hanningfield Reservoir; Danbury; Chelmsford; Earls Colne; Castle Hedingham; Halstead; Braintree; Langdon; Weald Country Park; Thorndon Country Park; Ingrave; Davy Down; Willingale; Pleshey; Chipping Ongar; Little Dunmow; Great Bardfield; Thaxted; Saffron Walden; Audley End; Chigwell; Harlow; Matching; Hatfield Heath; Hatfield Forest; Ugley; Stansted; Stansted Mountfitchet; Roding Valley; Epping Forest; Gilwell Park; Waltham Abbey; Theydon Bois.
ISBN 9780749574826 pages 159 (2013) 118mm x 218mm

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11.99

Pub Walks for Motorists - Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Pub Walks for Motorists - Kent, Surrey & Sussex

by: Michael Easterbrook and David Weller
What better way to spend a leisurely few hours than to drive to the countryside, stretch you legs and then visit a good pub for some fine food. The 40 circular walks in this book show how this can be done. Each route, starting and finishing at a recommended pub, is between 3 and 8 miles in length and takes the walker through some of the most beautiful scenery in south-east England.
Pretty village greens, with duck ponds, cricket pitches and a village pub, rub shoulders with Iron Age hill-forts, Roman Villas, Tudor Mansions, moated manor houses and half-timbered cottages. In Kent there are fruit orchards, hop gardens, the Weald, the North Downs and Romney Marsh to visit. Surrey offers country parks, nature reserves, quiet lanes and wooded river valleys, while Sussex has the South Downs, the coastline and restored watermills and windmills to explore.
Numbered paragraphs in the walk description sections correspond with numbers on the sketch maps. to make path finding easier. There are also notes on how to get to the start, where to park, opening times and telephone numbers of the pubs, the terrain en route and where to find other places of interest nearby.
The walk locations are: Kent - Fordcombe; Eynsford; Ightham; West Malling; Brenchley; Sissinghurst; Hollingbourne; Egerton; Warehorne; Chartham Hatch; Fordwich; Bridge. Surrey - Tilford; Pirbright; Ripley; Burrowhill; Dunsfold; Shere; Leatherhead; Walton-on-the-Hill; Charlwood; Outwood; Godstone; Dormansland. West Sussex - Bosham; Chilgrove; Lurgashall; Duncton; Amberley; Billinghurst; Partridge Green; Clayton. East Sussex - Fletching; Hartfield; Blackboys; East Dean; Cowbeech; Burwash; Ewhurst Green; Winchelsea.
ISBN 9781853067976 pages 128 (2008) 148mm x 210mm

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Walking Close to Milton Keynes

Walking Close to Milton Keynes

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide describes ten varied and interesting circular walks in Buckinghamshire close to the River Great Ouse between Olney, Stoke Bruerne and Milton Keynes. The walks are mainly between 5 and 7 miles in length.
The locations are: Old Stratford and Haversham; Moulsoe and Moulsoe Old Wood; Stoke Goldington and Salcey Green; Newport Pagnell and Lathbury; Castlethorpe; Olney; Chicheley; Emberton and Heron Water; Hanslope and Huntgate End; Bedlam and Sherington.
ISBN 9781907669224 pages 24 (2004) 148mm x 210mm

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50 Walks in the Lake District

50 Walks in the Lake District

edited by: Chris Bagshaw
One of the popular AA County Walks series, this guide explores some of the best of the Lake District. It includes 50 themed walks of between 2 and 10 miles, each with fascinating background reading. There are clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions, including detailed full colour sketch maps, for every walk. Information on what to look out for during the walk and places to eat and drink is provided, including guidance for dog owners on where to walk and dog-friendly establishments.
The walk locations are: Kendal; Sedgwick; Cunswick Scar; Scout Scar; Penrith; Kentmere; Grange-over-Sands; Pooley Bridge; Arnside; Patterdale; Bowness-on-Windermere; Ambleside; Aira Force; Souther Fell; St John's in the Vale; Coniston; Rydal Water; Satterthwaite; Elterwater; Stonethwaite; Grizedale Forest; Latrigg; Swirl How; Keswick; Little Langdale; Bassenthwaite; Ard Crags; Cat Bells; Hawse End; Seathwaite; Bardsea; Dunnerdale; Eskdale; Whinlatter; Duddon Bridge; Black Combe; Buttermere; Nether Wasdale; Loweswater; Cleator; Muncaster Fell; St Bees.
ISBN 9780749555955 pages 144 (2008 reprinted 2010) 118mm x 218mm

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9.99

Walking Close to Kettering

Walking Close to Kettering

by: Clive Brown:
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide focuses on the River Ise near Kettering with nine varied and interesting circular walks, mainly about 6 miles in length.
The walk locations are: Cransley Reservoir and Great Cransley; Ise Triangle - Rothwell, Rushton and Pipewell; Burton Wold, Burton Latimer and Cranford St Andrew; Round House, Great Addington and Little Addington; Clay Dick, Geddington and Brigstock; Furnace Lane, Pytchley and Little Harrowden; Lime tree Avenue, Warkton and Grafton Underwood; Twywell Hills and Dales; Badsaddle Wood, Broughton and Pytchley.
ISBN 9781907669132 pages 24 (2006) 148mm x 210mm

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Walking Close to Bedford

Walking Close to Bedford

by: Clive Brown:
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide focuses on the Great Ouse near Bedford with nine varied and interesting circular walks, mainly about 6 miles in length.
The walk locations are: Souldrop and Sharnbrook Tunnel; Great Ouse Horseshoe and Pavenham; Yelnow Lane and Harrold-Odell Country Park; Bromham and Bromham Mill; Harrold-Odell Country Park and St Nicholas's Church; Piper's Highway and Stevington; Pinchmill Islands and Sharnbrook; Ravensden Brook and Mowsbury Park, Bedford; Hanger Wood and Bromham.
ISBN 9781907669156 pages 24 (2003) 148mm x 210mm

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Walking Close to Wellingborough

Walking Close to Wellingborough

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide focuses on the Nene near Wellingborough, with nine walks averaging about 6 miles in length.
The walk locations are: Nene Navigation, Irthlingborough; Victoria Mills, Wellingborough; Dungee corner, Bozeat and Wollaston; Grendon Quarter Pond; Irchester Country Park; Rushden Boundary and Little Wymington; Forty Foot Lane, Wymington and Podington; Hardwater Crossing and great Doddington; Appleby Gate and Little Harrowden.
ISBN 9781907660101 pages 24 (2006) 148mm x 210mm

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Walking Close to Northampton

Walking Close to Northampton

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide focuses on the Nene near Northampton with nine walks, mainly about 6 miles in length.
The walk locations are: Sywell Wood and Mears Ashby; Duston Mill, Northampton; Three Watermills, Harpole and Kislingbury; Harlestone Heath and Chapel Brampton; Roade, Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth; Clifford Hill and Brafield-on-the-Green; Hardingstone Dyke and Great Houghton; Commander's Spinney and Earls Barton; Blisworth Junction.
ISBN 9781907669149 pages 24 (2010) 148mm x 210mm

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A Boot Up the Blackdown Hills

A Boot Up the Blackdown Hills

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Price: 4.99

by: Rodney Legg
The Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are nevertheless a well kept secret straddling the central boundaries of Devon and Somerset. This is a lush and often remote landscape with pastures, plateaus, valleys and woods providing a full artists palette of shades of green. Between the flat-topped ridges, steep slopes and squelchy springs are the norm and as the area enjoys high rainfall paths can often be muddy.
All of the walks in this guide are circular and begin at a car park or safe parking location with the grid reference provided. Public transport options are given where available. The walks, between 4 and 9 miles long, are graded between one and three boot symbols with three boots the hardest. Distance and a short description of the terrain are also provided. Clear route directions are provided together with simple sketch maps. One of the features that make the 'Boot Up' series of guides so attractive is the emphasis on good landscape photography and the book is well illustrated throughout with colour photographs. The handy size also means it will slip easily into your pocket, protected by the tough cover.
The walk locations are: Culm Davy and Black Down; Wellington Monument and Quarts Moor; Clayhidon and Simonsburrow; Churchstanton and Stapley; Castle Neroche and Blackwater; Otterford and Birchwood; Smeatharpe and Bolham Water; Dunkeswell and Madford; Luppitt and Dumpdon; Cotleigh and Stockland Hill.
ISBN 9781906887223 pages 64 (2009) 155mm x 115mm hardback


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