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Settle to Carlisle Way

Settle to Carlisle Way

by: Vivienne Crow
The Settle to Carlisle Way is a recently developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway. It runs for 97 miles (156km), starting from Settle and soon enjoying great views of the Three Peaks as it progresses through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, past the Ribblehead Viaduct and over Blea Moor tunnel. Entering Cumbria via lonely Mallerstang, the Way passes beneath Wild Boar Fell and descends gently through lovely valley of the River Eden. Here it passes Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle and moves on to Armathwaite, ending in the historic border city of Carlisle.
This guidebook contains all that a walker needs to plan and enjoy their holiday walking the Settle to Carlisle Way. There are detailed route descriptions supported by a map of the entire route in 5 drop down panels at a scale of 1:115,000. Background information on the railway, geology and scenery is provided as well as wildlife information supported by superb photographs. Practical information includes details of public transport, when to go, accommodation and facilities and travel planning. The guide is lavishly illustrated with 85 colour photographs.
The Rucksack Readers guidebooks have a unique format in that they are spiral bound at the top allowing every page to be opened flat. The additional clever feature is a drop-down route map which allows any page plus the map to be displayed together for convenience on the trail. The book is printed on paper treated with waterproof varnish that withstands the wet plus the map and book covers have a matt laminate on both sides.
ISBN 9781898481560 pages 64 plus 5 panel map (2012) 145mm x 220mm spiral bound

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Cotswolds 40 Town and Country Walks

Cotswolds 40 Town and Country Walks

by: Dominic North
From hidden valleys and upland outlooks to rolling pastures and honey stone villages, nature and history weave together in the Cotswolds to create a landscape that is the epitome of rural England.
In these 40 walks Dominic North unlocks the secrets of the Cotswolds, from the hills and lanes in the north to the languid riverbanks and ancient woods of the south. Along the way discover sleepy villages, grand country houses and architectural curiosities, and then reach out to explore three of England's most celebrated cultural centres, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The little pocket book is produced in full colour with each walk laid out on a two-page spread. Distance, time and terrain are provided together with a short introduction to the walk, followed by route finding directions and a coloured sketch map. It would be advisable to also carry the appropriate OS Explorer map and map references are provided.
The walk locations include: Laycock; Bath; Castle Combe,; Dyrham; Hawkesbury; Uley; Woodchester; Thames source; Kelmscott; Eastleach; Sherborne; Barringtons; Windrush Valley; Minster Lovell; Blenheim; Oxford; Rollright Stones; Slad; Cranham; Bibury and Coln St Aldwyns; Chedworth; the Slaughters; Guiting Power; Winchcombe; Snowshill; Broadway; Sezincote; Blockley to Batsford; Dover's Hill; Hidcote; Windmill Hill; Edgehill; Stratford-upon-Avon.
ISBN 9781907025198 pages 96 (2014) 115mm x 148mm

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6.99

Walking in Essex

Walking in Essex

by: Peter Aylmer
With ancient forests, an abundance of green lanes, acres of rolling downland and 350 miles of coastline, much of it home to important bird reserves, Essex has more to offer than walkers realise, all within easy reach of London.
This guide describes 25 coastal and inland day walks covering the whole of the historic county of Essex, stretching from the Lea Valley in the west and the Thames in the south over to the North Sea and up to the River Stour in the north. 22 of the walks are circular and 3 are linear day walks. Distances vary from 4 to 18 miles.
The book also fully describes the Essex Way in 11 stages following a route across the county from Manor Park on the outskirts of London to Harwich on the coast. All of the walks have clear route instructions and full colour OS 1:50,000 mapping with the route highlighted. There is an excellent introduction to the area, lots of colour photographs and all the essential practical information you require for planning and on the walks.
The walk locations include: Orsett Fen; Havering-atte-Bower; Hainault Forest and Lambourne; Mill Green and Writtle Forest; Danbury; Moreton and the Matchings; River Stort at Harlow; Hatfield Forest; Debden and Widdington; Arkesden, Chrishall and Elmdon; Great Chesterford and Saffron Walden; Ashdon; Radwinter and Bendysh Woods; Thaxted and Great Easton; Finchingfield and Great Bardfield; Castle Hedingham and Hull's Mill; Chalkney Wood and Earl's Colne; Bures to Sudbury; Dedham; Naze Peninsula; Mersea Island; Tollesbury; Bradwell Marshes; River Crouch; Leigh-on-Sea and Hadleigh Castle; Essex Way.
ISBN 9781852846978 pages 203 (2013) 116mm x 172mm

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12.95

Walking in Norfolk

Walking in Norfolk

by: Laurence Mitchell
Norfolk's rich and varied landscapes makes the ideal backdrop for stimulating day walks. Rich in tradition, history and wildlife, Norfolk punches above its weight in terms of interest for the walker.
This guide describes a variety of circular day and half day walks right across the county, some using the best sections of the county's long distance paths, among them the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, Boudica's Way and the Weavers' Way. There are 40 routes in the Broads, the Brecks, the Fens and along Norfolk's spectacular coastline. They range in distance from 4 to 12 miles and are accessible for anyone of reasonable fitness and are walkable all year-round.
All of the walks have clear route instructions plus full colour OS 1:50,000 mapping with the route highlighted. There is an excellent introduction to the area, lots of colour photographs and all the essential practical information you require for planning and on the walks.
The walk locations include: Earsham; Rockland St Mary; Surlingham; Burgh St Peter; Shotesham; Fritton Common; Harleston; Cringleford; Buckenham; Sheringham; Bodham; Itteringham; Aylsham; Old Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea; Snettisham; Cley-next-the-Sea; Blackeney; Little Walsingham; Swannington; Hockering; Shipdham; Harpley; Tittleshall; Helhoughton; Castle Acre; Roydon; Narborough; Beachamwell; Hilgay Fen; the Wiggenhalls.
ISBN 9781852846367 pages 200 (2013) 116mm x 172mm

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12.95

A Coast to Coast Route Guide

A Coast to Coast Route Guide

by: Tony and Chris Grogan
This guide provides detailed route instructions for Wainwright's classic walk across northern England from St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay. Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk is by far the most popular long distance trail in Britain, and is one of the world's great walks.
From the Irish Sea it winds its way across the whole of England, 190 miles or so, to the North Sea. On the way it passes through three national parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Almost everywhere the landscape is varied, full of interest and beauty. From seaside cliff tops the trail crosses high mountains and lakesides, heather moors and deep cut valleys, green rolling hills and gentle river tracks, calling at charming villages and towns along the way. It is an exhilarating adventure - an achievement that will remain fondly in the memory for the rest of your life.
The strength of this guide is in the highly detailed route finding instructions and meticulous colour strip maps based upon the OS 1:25,000 mapping providing step by step navigation and making the practical task of route finding easy. The book divides the route into Wainwright's original 12 sections, but recommends a 14 or 15 day itinerary as less arduous, suggesting overnight stop locations.
ISBN 9780955998782 pages 82 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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9.99

Countryside Dog Walks - South Peak District

Countryside Dog Walks - South Peak District

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 southern Peak District.
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: Padley Gorge; Froggatt; Curbar Edge; Chatsworth; Bakewell; Monsal Dale; Monk's Dale; Miller's Dale; Goyt Valley; Hoo Moor; Lud's Church Chasm; The Roaches; Lathkill Dale; Over Haddon; Youlgreave; The Nine Ladies; Biggin and Wolfscote Dales; Thor's Cave; Dovedale; Illam.
ISBN 9780957372269 pages 90 (2013) 135mm x 210mm

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8.99

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Tandridge Border Path

Tandridge Border Path

by: Peter Anderson and Terry Owen
The Tandridge Border Path is a fifty mile circular walk around the edge of the area of Tandridge District Council. It follows public rights of way tracking Tandridge's borders with Kent and Sussex, the Surrey District Council of Reigate and Banstead and the London Boroughs of Croydon and Bromley. It passes mainly across open spaces and rural landscapes and through picturesque villages all of which some may find surprising in their proximity to Greater London.
This guide pack includes a booklet providing a comprehensive description of the landscape and places visited along the route, including historical notes and colour photographs. This ensures that the walker's journey will be fascinating and well informed as well as a pleasurable walk through lovely countryside. Also included are six laminated route cards, each providing comprehensive route finding instructions and a clear sketch map to a section of the route. The section starting points are Tatsfield; Staffhurst Wood; Dormans Station; Burstow; South Nutfield; Whyteleafe.
ISBN 9780954965457 pp 22 (booklet) + 6 laminated cards (2009) 148mm x 210mm

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8.95

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 pp 58 (2011) 148mm x 210mm

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6.00

Ripon and Lower Wensleydale

Ripon and Lower Wensleydale

by: Paul Hannon
The cathedral city of Ripon sits in the rolling countryside of Lower Wensleydale near the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This 'Walking Country' guide includes 22 great walks, all well illustrated and concisely described; which lead you from heather moorland to lush riverbank in this popular walking area.
Discover the abbeys of Fountains and Jervaulx, Studley Royal parkland, delightful Masham and the beautiful River Ure. Explore the natural wonders of Dallowgill and Colsterdale; the lovely villages of West Tanfield, Sawley, Finghall and Snape. Practical information for the walks is provided together with notes on points of interest, printed in italic to easily distinguish it from route directions. Distances are mainly between 5 and 8 miles.
The walk locations are: Myton-on-Swale; Roecliffe and the River Ure; Copgrove; Ripon Canal; Ripon's rivers; Markenfield Hall; Fountains Abbey; Aldfield Spa; Eavestone Lake; Dallowgill; Thrope Edge; Ilton Moor; Masham and the River Burn; Hackfall Woods; West Tanfield; Kirkby Malzeard; Colsterdale; Slipstone Crags; Braithwaite Moor; Jervaulx Abbey; Constable Burton; Snape Park and Well.
ISBN 9781870141826 pages 96 (2007) 115mm x 173mm

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Eastern Peak

Eastern Peak

by: Paul Hannon
The eastern area of the Peak District National Park is renowned for its gritstone edges and heather moors above the beautiful river Derwent. This pocket guide includes 20 walks, concisely described and illustrated, which lead to every corner of this very accessible countryside west of Sheffield. Discover the Derwent from its wild moorland beginnings, down through wooded gorges to the parkland glories of Chatsworth. Explore classic walking country around Hathersage and Baslow, including Stanage, Froggatt, Curbar and Birchen Edges.
Locations of the twenty walks are: Froggatt Edge; Howden Edge; White Edge Moor; Whinstone Lee Tor; Chatsworth; Midhope Moors; Curbar Edge; Hob Hurst's House; Stanage (South); A Derwent Way; Derwent Edge from Strines; Upper Burbage; Hassop and Pilsley; Derwent Edge from Ladybower; Hathersage Moor; Bradfield Dale; Chatsworth Park; Birchen Edge; Stanage (North); Crow Stones.
ISBN 9781870141505 pages 95 (1997) 115mm x 185mm Classic Series

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4.99

Central Peak

Central Peak

by: Paul Hannon
The central area of the Peak District National Park contains much of its finest scenery; limestone dales, heather moors and charming villages. This pocket guide contains 20 walks, concisely described and illustrated, which lead from the Hope Valley to Haddon Hall, and from the Great Ridge to Chee Dale. Discover the wonders of the beautiful river Wye, flowing through steep wooded dales rimmed by gleaming white scars. Explore the classic walking country between Bakewell and Castleton, from the shivering mountain to the plague village.
The twenty walk locations are: Offerton Moor; Eyam Moor; Win Hill; Vale of Edale; Cave Dale and Mam Tor; Lose Hill; Hay Dale and Dam Dale; Abney Moor; Tideswell Dale and Miller's Dale; Cressbrook Dale; Monk's Dale; Chee Dale; Five Dales; Chelmorton and Flagg; Longstone Edge and Foolow; Bretton Clough; Monsal Dale and Miller's Dale; Magpie Mine; Monsal Trail; Haddon Hall.
ISBN 9781870141512 pages 95 (1997) 115mm x 185mm Classic Series

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The Exe Valley Way

The Exe Valley Way

by: Devon County Council Partnership
The Exe Valley Way is a long distance route for walkers exploring this beautiful valley. It is almost 45 miles long, stretching from the South Devon Coast Path on the Exe estuary to the village of Hawkridge on the high land of Exmoor. This booklet guide splits the 45 miles total walk into a series of easier stages which can be walked comfortably by most walkers in half a day. The guide describes the route in both directions and includes sketch maps, although OS Explorer maps are recommended.
The stages are: Starcross to Exeter; Exeter to Brampford Speke; Brampford Speke to Thorverton; Thorverton to Bickleigh; Bickleigh to Tiverton; Tiverton to Bampton; Bampton to Brushford; Brushford to Hawkridge.

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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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50 Walks in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

50 Walks in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

by: Nick Reynolds
Worcestershire is a county of generally rolling hills, save for the flat and fruity Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates (oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes), but there are concentrated areas of specific land use such as market gardening and plum growing.
In Herefordshire the land is hillier, abutting in the west with the Black Mountains ridge that defines the border with Wales. Crops are important here but there are more green fields (for grazing, silage or hay), because this is livestock country with plenty of cattle and even more sheep. Also, you cannot walk far in this county without seeing an apple orchard.
One of the AA County Walks series, this guide explores some of the best of these counties countryside. It includes 50 themed walks of between 2 and 10 miles, each with fascinating background reading. 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: Broadway; Cleeve Hill; Tardebigge; Badsey; Hanbury Hall; Clent Hills; Bredon Hill; Huddington Court; Droitwich Spa; Worcester; Kingsford; Upton upon Severn; Ombersley; Stourport on Severn; Great Witley; Abberley; Powick Bridge; Wyre Forest; Martley; Ravenshill; Suckley Hills; The Malverns; Mamble; Ashperton; Frome Valley; Woolhope; Tenbury Wells; Hereford; Coppet Hill; Ross-on-Wye; Aymestry; Downton on the Rock; Kilpeck; Orcop Hill; Abbey Dore; Hergest Ridge; Harley's Mountain; Lime Brook Valley; Weobley; Black Hill; Clifford; Golden Valley; Merbach Hill; Olchon Valley.
ISBN 9780749562984 pages 144 (2009 reprinted 2011) 118mm x 218mm

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9.99

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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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