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Wales Coast Path - A Practical Guide for Walkers

Wales Coast Path - A Practical Guide for Walkers

by: Christopher Goddard and Katherine Evans
The only guide to the full 896 miles of the Wales Coast Path route, this book is an essential companion for both the serious long distance walker and for day-trippers who wish to tackle the Path one stage at a time. The book presents the complete Wales Coast Path via 73 manageable walks of approximately 9 to 15 miles each. It provides easy-to-follow route descriptions and contains over 80 hand drawn maps. There is plenty of additional information on sites of historical, geological and wildlife interest. Also included are suggestions for alternative routes that enable short visits to additional key locations just off the official Coast Path.
The book provides walkers with details of local amenities and services such as public transport, car parking and accommodation options such as camp sites and B&B's. Plus, it is just the right size for a coat pocket. The authors are professional Rights of Way Surveyors, who have undertaken a complete survey of the Wales Coast Path on behalf of the Welsh Government.
ISBN 9781902719344 pages 208 (2014) 130mm x 228mm

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14.99

Walking in Northern Snowdonia

Walking in Northern Snowdonia

by: Carl Rogers
This book describes 20 circular walks exploring the woods, valleys and lower hillsides of northern Snowdonia. Snowdonia is one of Britain's most rugged and beautiful mountain areas. Fourteen peaks exceed 3,000 feet, whilst Snowdon itself (Yr Wyddfa) can lay claim to being the highest and grandest mountain in Britain south of the Scottish Highlands. Snowdonia National Park includes within its boundaries all the major peaks in Wales north of the Dyfi estuary, along with many of its most beautiful valleys.
Walking in Northern Snowdonia is dedicated to the northern half of the National Park, bounded by the Conwy Valley to the east, Glyn Lledr and the Vale of Ffestiniog to the south and Cwm Pennant to the west. Twenty circular walks are described, ranging in length from 4.5 to 9 miles, which explore the woods, valleys and lower hillsides of this unique and beautiful area. Clear route finding instructions plus sketch maps and practical details are included. The book begins with a chapter giving a brief history of Snowdonia.
ISBN 97811902512068 pages 128 (2014) 135mm x 210mm

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7.99

Literary Walks in the Lake District - Top 10

Literary Walks in the Lake District - Top 10

by: Steve Goodier
The Lake District has a long history of literary residents, some native to the area and others who moved here in later life. Many of them also explored the area on foot and were bewitched by its timeless beauty. Two such residents were William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and the walks in this guide have links to their lives.
This little pocket guide is produced in full colour with an emphasis on stunning professional photography. Each route has clear easy-to-follow numbered instructions including all the practical information you require and full colour OS 1:25,000 mapping. There are also fascinating facts about places along the way.
The themes of the ten circular routes are: Wordsworth's birthplace; School days; Golden daffodils; Favourite valley; Wordsworth country; Beatrix's beginnings; Summer inspiration; Newland connections; Sheep farming days; Beatrix Potter country.
ISBN 9781908632197 pages 64 (2013) 105mm x 148mm

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5.99

Countryside Dog Walks - South Downs East

Countryside Dog Walks - South Downs East

by: Seddon and Neudorfer
Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in the eastern part of the South Downs National Park.
With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. The walks in the book cater for all levels of fitness and ability - from short walks to the more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles the routes ensure hassle-free walks for both dog and owner. The introduction to each walk will tell you what to expect and what you may need to take with you. The route descriptions warn of roads ahead or areas of livestock so you can get your dog on the lead well in advance. Many of the walks have fantastic views and scenery. Some of the walks are wooded, offering shade on those hot summer days. The walks are all graded as easy, medium or challenging.
The walk locations are: Beachy Head; Birling Gap; Seaford; Friston Forest; Jevington; Willingdon; The Long Man; Bopeep; Firle Beacon; Southease; Malling Down; Brighton Edge; Stanmer Park; Ashcombe Bottom; Ditchling Beacon; Jack and Jill; Summer Down; Devil's Dyke; Three Hilltops; Beeding Hill.
ISBN 9780957372283 pages 90 (2014) 135mm x 210mm

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8.99

Ireland's Best Walks - a walking Guide

Ireland's Best Walks - a walking Guide

by: Helen Fairbairn
In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural landscapes can only be explored on foot. Here are over sixty of the greatest one-day walking routes in Ireland, varying from short strolls to full-day treks. Every part of the Republic and Northern Ireland is featured. From rugged peaks and chiselled ridge lines to towering sea cliffs and sheltered loughs, these routes take you past all the country's finest scenery. Many of the routes are hill-walks, with clear descriptions of the country's classic mountain ascents. Even seasoned hillwalkers will find challenging outings.
There are 65 routes included in the book and each walk is illustrated with sketch maps and colour photos and is prefaced with a quick-reference summary and access notes. Route descriptions include clear navigational guidance to keep you on the right track. There are plenty of colour photographs showing views from the walks.
ISBN 9781848892118 pages 224 (2014) 128mm x 198mm

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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

Peak District Rocks and Edges - Top 10

Peak District Rocks and Edges - Top 10

by: Dennis Kelsall
The Peak District is a high sloping plateau, cleft by deep valleys and winding ravines. There are long runs of startlingly dramatic cliffs, here known as 'Edges', and spectacularly weathered outcrops of rock, often referred to as Tors. For walkers, the views from the escarpment's rims can be unforgettable and this guide will take you to the best.
This little pocket guide is produced in full colour with an emphasis on stunning professional photography. Each route has clear easy-to-follow numbered instructions including all the practical information you require and full colour OS 1:50,000 mapping. There are also fascinating facts about places along the way.
The ten circular routes are: Millstone Rocks; Edale's Tors; Derwent Edge; Rushup Edge; Bamford Edge; Stanage Edge; Millstone Edge; Baslow & Curbar Edges; Birchen & Gardom's Edges; The Roaches.
ISBN 9781908632067 pages 64 (2014) 108mm x 150mm

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5.99

Peak District Walks with History - Top 10

Peak District Walks with History - Top 10

by: Dennis Kelsall
The ten walks in this attractive pocket guide have been chosen to provide fascinating locations from different period of our history including Bronze Age, Iron Age, Norman, Medieval, 16th and 17th centuries, Industrial Revolution and Victorian.
This little pocket guide is produced in full colour with an emphasis on stunning professional photography. Each route has clear easy-to-follow numbered instructions including all the practical information you require and full colour OS 1:50,000 mapping. There are also fascinating facts about places along the way.
The ten circular routes are: Nine Ladies Stone Circle; Cark Wark and Higger Tor; Pilsbury Castle; Lyme Park; Lud's Church; Chatsworth; Eyam; Forest Chapel; Magpie Mine; Longendale.
ISBN 9781908632081 pages 64 (2014) 108mm x 150mm

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5.99

Short Walks in the Lake District - Collins

Short Walks in the Lake District - Collins

by: John Parker
Among the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and café, scree scramble or leisurely stroll, slippery gill or sitting watching the light play on the mountains. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery.
The book includes twenty easy walks all less than 5 miles in length which can be completed in 3 hours and under and are suitable for beginners and families. Each walk has a detailed 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route. There are plenty of full colour photographs and fact files include information on where to park.
The walk locations are: Loweswater; Buttermere; Derwentwater west shore; Lodore, Watendlath and Ashness; High Rigg; Stonethwaite; Harrop Tarn; Aira Force; Glenridding amd Greenside Mine; Eskdale and Dalegarth Waterfalls; Devoke water; Lower Duddon and Frith Hall; Blawith Common and Beacon Tarn; Torver Back Common and Coniston Water; Torver Low Common; Glen Mary, Tarn Hows and Tom Heights; Tilberthwaite and Little Langdale; Holme Fell; Elterwater and the waterfalls; Orrest Head.
ISBN 9780007555017 pages 96 (2014) 118mm x 180mm

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6.99

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

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1066 Country Walk

1066 Country Walk

by: Brian Smails
In September 1066, William, Duke of Normandy brought his army to Pevensey in East Sussex and went on to defeat King Harold in the town of Battle in what many people know as the battle of Hastings.
Now you can walk in the steps of William the Conqueror on this 1066 Country Walk as it meanders through stunning countryside between Pevensey and Rye via the town of Battle. There are established links to the main route from Bexhill on Sea and Hastings, to give the walker a choice of routes. This generally low level walk takes you through ancient towns and villages, over hillsides and through woodland, passing oast houses and windmills on the 31 mile route. Links with the Saxon Shore Way to the east and the South downs Way to the west provide a perfect opportunity to venture even further by linking into these other routes.
The author Brian Smailes says 'Come with me on a walk back in time as you step into what could be the actual footsteps of William The Conqueror on a journey of imagination and discovery of the beautiful East Sussex countryside'.
The illustrated guide describes the route, giving instructions together with appendices providing practical information, but sketch maps are not provided.
ISBN 9781903568002 pages 57 (2000) 125mm x 185mm

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4.95

North Cotswold Diamond Way

North Cotswold Diamond Way

by: Elizabeth Bell
The North Cotswold Diamond Way explores some of the best countryside of the north Cotswolds. It is 60 mile long and roughly a diamond shaped route, bounded in the north by Ebrington, in the east by Oddington, in the south by Northleach and in the west by Guiting Power. No part of the route is further than 11 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. The route was devised specially to go through some of the many delightful small villages, with their golden stone cottages and welcoming country pubs. The terrain is varied and interesting, sometimes across open fields with stone walls, often through little spinneys or along the banks of streams. The hills are gently undulating and provide very pleasant views.
The guidebook provides a comprehensive description of the route starting from Moreton-in-Marsh, although you could start anywhere. Very detail sketch maps support the text to make route finding easy. The whole Way was re-surveyed in 2010 for this new edition of the guide. Information on accommodation and lunch stops is also included. Places visited include Aston Magna; Paxford; Ebrington; Chipping Campden; Broad Campden; Blockley; Hinchwick Manor; Crabs Corner; Toddington; Temple Guiting; Guiting Power; Notgrove; Northleach; Farmington; Bourton-on-the-Water; Wyck Rissington; Icomb; Bledington; Oddington; Addlestrop; Evenlode.The route was devised for the Ramblers' Association diamond jubilee and provides a great introduction to long distance walking.
ISBN 9781906494520 pages 58 (2011) 148mm x 210mm

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6.00

Short Walks in the North York Moors

Short Walks in the North York Moors

by: Brian Spencer
This full colour guidebook contains 20 easy walks of 5 miles or less within the North York Moors National Park. This scenic area contains stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland, and historic sites. The guide is one of a series produced in cooperation with the Ramblers and features full colour OS Explorer mapping, making route finding straightforward.
The book begins with a useful introductory chapter describing the region including its geology and wildlife and outlining the walking highlights and practicalities. Each walk chapter gives a short descriptive overview followed by detailed route finding instructions. A side panel provides practical information including distance, time, terrain, and starting grid reference. Additional numbered text boxes cross referenced to the OS map describe features of interest along the way. There are also lots of colour photographs illustrating the walks.
The walk locations are: Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping; Ainthorpe and Danby Castle; Scugdale and Live Moor; Bransdale; Bilsdale; Hawnby Hill; Rievaulx Abbey; Kilburn White Horse; Upper Riccal Dale; Hutton-le-Hole; Rosedale Abbey; Lockton; Whinney Nab; Mallyan Spout and Goathland; Forge Valley; Reasty Bank and Whisper Dales; Ravenscar; Robin Hood's Bay; Whitby; Staithes.
ISBN 9780007395415 pages 96 (2011) 115mm x 179mm

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5.99

Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons

Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons

by: Harri Roberts
This excellent guide features 20 circular routes of between 6.8 and 16.5 miles in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. Local author Harri Roberts shares his favourite walks in the region, including circuits in the hills around Llangors Lake, the Taf Fechan Skyline and Pen y Fan and the Llanbedr Horseshoe.
The routes are in four areas - Blorenge and the Black Mountains; The Brecon Beacons; Mynydd Llangatwg and Mynydd Llangynidr; Fforest Fawr and the Black Mountain. The book is beautifully produced and packed with stunning colour photography. Each walk has clear easy-to-follow directions supported by OS Explorer (1:25,000) mapping with the route highlighted. Practical information includes details of distance and navigation, refreshment stops and other local information.
ISBN 9781906148621 pp 140 (2013) 120mm x 175mm

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12.95

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

Classic Walks in Britain

Classic Walks in Britain

by: various contributors
This book describes 211 walks covering the whole of England, Wales and Scotland. It is an ideal reference book if you enjoy travelling to different regions of the country and exploring on foot. Wherever you find yourself there is likely to be a walk in this book which will let you discover the best local countryside features.
Each walk is shown on an illustrated colour map. Many of these will stand up to being used alone to navigate your way around the walk and the book is especially designed for you to use in this way. However, some detail is lost due to restrictions imposed by the scale and particularly in upland areas we recommend you also carry an Ordnance Survey map. Each walk has an information panel giving distance, total ascent, terrain, gradients, conditions under foot and parking. Refreshment places are also given where available. The walks have been graded 1, 2 or 3 to give an indication of their difficulty. Route finding instructions are provided as numbered paragraphs with corresponding numbers shown on the map, making it easy to see your position. The walks are organised into regions each with an introductory section. There is an index and walk location map to easily find walks in a particular area.
ISBN 9780749548056 pages 220 (2005) 165mm x 210mm spiral bound

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9.99

Pocket Pub Walks - Hertfordshire

Pocket Pub Walks - Hertfordshire

by: Nick Corble
If you are looking for a walk of between 2.5 and 5.5 miles in the superb countryside of Hertfordshire topped off by some good pub food, this is the book for you. Its handy size fits neatly into a pocket and it includes all the details you need. Contents include an introduction to each walk, details of distance and terrain, how to get to the start, recommended pub, food served and telephone number, numbered route directions, matching numbered route maps and details of places of interest nearby. There are also photographs to illustrate the pubs and some scenic views to be enjoyed.
The 15 walk locations are: Aldbury; Berkhampsted; Flaunden; Chandlers Cross; Redbourn; Sandridge; Tyttenhanger Green; Ickleford; Whitwell; Tewin; Walkern; Newgate Street; Cottered; Chapmore End; Standon.
ISBN 9781846740183 pages 80 (2007) 118mm x 178mm

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5.99

Best Walks in Southern Wales

Best Walks in Southern Wales

by: Richard Sale
The countryside south of Snowdonia takes in the Gower Peninsula, the Brecon Beacons, the Pembrokeshire coast, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Walkers are drawn here by the richly varied landscape: sea cliff, forest, wooded river valley, bare mountain, waterfall and lake. These routes cater for walkers of all ages and levels; from short, easy strolls for the family right up to hikes for the very fit.
There are 36 walks, mostly circular, with up to date route maps and directions plus lots of full colour photographs. Instructions on how to get to the start of each walk are included and there are special sections on local history, geography, place names and folklore to add in depth interest to the walk. There is also a useful reference section to help research and plan your walks.
The walk locations are: Plynlimon - Pen Pumlumon Fawr; the Hyddgen Valley; Dylife. Elenydd - Penrhiw-Wen; Afon Ystwwyth and Cwmystwyth; the Teifi Pools; the Cothi Valley; Dinas; Radnor Forest - Water-Break-its-Neck. Pembrokeshire Coast - St David's; Presili Hills; St Govan's Head. Gower - Rhosili. Brecon Beacons - Carreg Cennen; Mynydd Ddu; Llyn y Fan Fach; the Horns of Mynydd Ddu; Forest Fawr; Neuadd Reservoirs; Bryn Teg; the Eastern Brecon Beacons; Llangattock escarpment - Chartist's Cave; Llangattock quarries; Mynydd Troed; Waun Fach; Table Mountain; Grwyne Fawr Valley; Llanthony Priory. Abergavenny - Skirrid Mountain; Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The Valleys - Blaenafon. Wye Valley - Boughrood; Symonds Yat; heart of the Forest of Dean (Speech House); the lower Wye Valley (Chepstow and Tintern Abbey).
ISBN 9780711224865 pages 285 (2006) 113mm x 170mm

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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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