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Macmillan Way

Macmillan Way

Macmillan Way

by: Macmillan Way Association
This 290 mile coast to coast long distance path has been developed to increase public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for this charitable organisation. The trail first crosses the Lincolnshire Fens and then follows, as near as possible, the course of the long oolitic limestone belt which comprises stone known as 'Cotswold' in the Cotswold area, but which runs in slightly varying forms all the way from South Yorkshire to Dorset. The Macmillan Way starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to their western edge at Kate's Bridge near Bourne before joining the limestone belt. From here it runs to Stamford and then along the shore of Rutland Water to Oakham. It then heads south and west to Abbotsbury in Dorset, a coastal village noted for its lovely old limestone buildings.

This highly detailed full colour guide has full route details and corresponding coloured sketch maps which are easily associated with the text. The guide divides the route into nine sections, each allocated a chapter. The section starting points are Boston; Obthorpe; Oakham; Flore; Warmington; Maugersbury near Stow-on-the-Wold; Tunnel House Inn near Coates; Bradford-on-Avon; Bruton. We would recommend this route and the guide, not just because of the joy of walking this varied and rewarding route, but because by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause.

ISBN 9780952685142 Pages 127 (2003) 135mm x 213mm

Price: 9.75

Macmillan Way West

Macmillan Way West

by: Macmillan Way Association
This 102 mile long distance path forms a link between the main Macmillan Way at Castle Cary and the South West Coast National Trail at Barnstable. There is an intermediate link with the northern terminus of the South West Coast path at Minehead.

From Castle Cary, the former home of Douglas Macmillan, the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity's founder, the path crosses lush meadowlands to Somerton and then heads across the Somerset Levels to North Petherton. From here it goes north-westward along the lovely Quantock Hills and then wends across quiet farming country to Dunster. Beyond here it crosses some of the wildest parts of magnificent Exmoor before dropping down into the deep wooded valleys of North Devon and on to Barnstable.

The full colour guide begins with an introduction to the route giving some of the background to its creation and use, the second a detailed description of the path itself, divided into five chapters varying in length according to the appropriate stopping and starting points. Each chapter is illustrated with numerous photographs and a comprehensive text describing the route is supported by highly detailed coloured sketch maps. The section starting points are Castle Cary; Somerton; North Petherton; Dunster; Mole's Chamber.
Macmillan Way West has been developed to increase public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for its vitally important work. In buying this guide and walking the route you are walking 'Across Country for Cancer Care' as the charity's waymarkers proudly proclaim along the whole course of the route.

ISBN 9780952685135 Pages 56 (2006) 135mm x 215mm

Price: 7.50