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Walking On The Orkney And Shetland Isles

Author : Graham Uney
ISBN : 9781849651974
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guidebook to 80 routes on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Routes with OS maps to the Fair Isle, the Mainlands, Hoy, Foula, Yell, Unst, Rousay, Fetlar, Mousa, Westray, Eday and details on the towns of Lerwick and Kirkwall. The routes range between short strolls of less than a kilometre, to long adventures at 26km (16 miles). With plenty of options, there are routes suitable for walkers of all abilities. The guidebook also includes practical information on getting to and around the islands, ideas on where to stay and when to go, as well as a wealth of background detail on the history, geology, wildlife and places to go on the islands. Packed with archaeological sites, dotted with rare wildflowers and thronged with seabirds, these clusters of islands are a world away from the rest of Scotland. The walks explore the spectacular coasts, craggy mountains and wild moorlands of Shetland and Orkney.
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Walks In Silverdale And Arnside

Author : Brian Evans
ISBN : 9781849655439
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.
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The Wye Valley Walk

Author : The Wye Valley Walk Partnership
ISBN : 9781849658355
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.
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Walking In Derbyshire

Author : Elaine Burkinshaw
ISBN : 9781849655453
Genre : Travel
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Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.
Category: Travel

The Swiss Alps

Author : Kev Reynolds
ISBN : 9781849654883
Genre : Travel
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The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series, describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland - the peaks, passes, valleys and bases - to help readers identify the best destinations for their chosen mountain activity. Lavishly illustrated throughout, and with scores of expertly drawn maps, this is the essential guide for all active visitors to one of Europe's most mountainous, and beautiful, countries. Includes descriptions of all the Swiss Alps, area-by-area from the Chablais Alps in the south west to the Silvretta in the north east, with classic walks and climbs identified, alongside outlines of all the major hut-to-hut trekking routes. Full information on maps, guides and accommodation is provided, pinpointing all the mountain huts in the area.
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Walking Highland Perthshire

Author : Ronald Turnbull
ISBN : 9781849659055
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This walking guidebook to Highland Perthshire has over 80 graded routes which explore the ridges, plateaus, glens and woodland of highland Perthshire. The mountains, or 'grassy green giants' include the 42 Munros, including Ben Lawers and Ben Adler, as well as 22 selected Corbetts, 15 smaller summits and the historic Atholl passes of Gaick and Minigaig - all within easy reach of Perth. Routes are grouped into ten geographical areas: Comrie and Crieff, Killin and Glen Lochay, Glen Lyon, Bridge of Orchy, Perth and Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Tummel and Loch Rannoch, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl and Drumochter. A combination of 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 mapping is included as appropriate along with a selection of inspiring photographs. Information about places of interest along the way, as well as wildlife, geology and history are included, as are practical details on the deer stalking season, when to go, and getting around Highland Perthshire are also included.
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Via Ferratas Of The French Alps

Author : Richard Miller
ISBN : 9781849657761
Genre : Travel
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The 66 via ferrata routes in this guidebook are grouped by area - Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambery, the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briancon - and run the full gamut of challenge, from very easy, protected routes suitable for children, through to extremely exposed and technical routes for experienced ferratists only. Routes are illustrated by topo diagrams on colour photographs, and simple sketch maps. Those used to the older Italian routes will find these French routes quite different, closer to scrambling or rock climbing and often seeking out the most vertigo-inducing terrain. But most routes should be within the reach of any strong hillwalker and protection is high and well maintained. Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of via ferrata routes set up in the iconic mountains of the French Alps. With routes set on or near many classics including the massifs of Mont Blanc, the Vanoise and the Queyras, this guide shows the best of what is now available.
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Map And Compass

Author : Pete Hawkins
ISBN : 9781849657709
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass, but also with advice about using GPS and digital mapping systems, aims to help readers make the most of their outdoor experiences by learning how to use the map compass correctly. The techniques described will give readers the freedom to get away from the crowds, invent their own routes and discover new areas, even where the GPS fails. Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology. Packed with useful practical exercises and examples. Written by an experienced navigation trainer.
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Author : Bart Jordans
ISBN : 9781849657976
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guidebook describes 27 treks of between 2 and 24 days in length, offering a unique perspective to trekking in Bhutan. In Western Bhutan there are twelve treks; Haa Valley-Saga La-Drugyel Dzong, Haa Valley-Nub Tshona Patta Tsho-Rigona, Paro-Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Laya-Lunana-Nikka Chhu, Jhomolhari Camp-Bonte La-Tagulun La or Lalung La-Drugyel Dzong Circuit, Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Thimphu, Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Laya-Gasa-Punakha, Masa Gang Base Camp from Laya and back, Drukpath, Dagala Trek - and extension to Dagana, Samtengang Trek, Gasa Tsachu (hot springs) Trek and the Gangte Trek and southern variation. In Central Bhutan there are eleven treks; Nabji-Korphu Trek (The Black Mountains or Jigme Wangchuk National Park), Nubi/Chutey Trek near Trongsa, Trongsa-Kasiphey-Dur Tsachu (hot springs) Trek, Bumthang-Lunana (including the trek to Dur Tsachu), Gankar Punsum Base Camp below the South Ridge of Gankar Punsum - via Dur hot springs, Gankar Punsum Southeast Face-Thole La-Bumthang Trek, Gankar Punsum Southeast Face - crossing over to Gankar Punsum Base Camp, Bumthang: Ngang-Tang Valleys Trek and Extension to Ura, Bumthang: Tang Valley-Rodang La-Lhuntshi-T(r)ashi Yangtse Trek, Royal Heritage Trek: Bumthang-Kiki La-Tungi La-Kuenga Rabten-Trongsa and the Ura-Buli/Zhemgang Trek. East Bhutan has three treks; Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Trek (Bumdeling Iron Bridge Trek), Migoi (Yeti) National Park (Merak-Sakteng) Trek and the Kharungla Apeman Trek; while in South Bhutan there is the Manas National Park Trek. A thorough introduction offers advice on preparation and fitness for travel to Bhutan, when to go and how to get there, as well as the people and culture of this country. The guide includes all the dramatic trails, accompanied by detailed route descriptions and full information on preparation, health issues, permits and local culture and how to ensure a minimum-impact trek. Illustrated by the author's own photographs and full-colour sketch maps of each trek.
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Scotland S Mountain Ridges

Author : Dan Bailey
ISBN : 9781849654340
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.
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