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Islay Jura And Colonsay

Author : Paul Webster
ISBN : 1907025588
Genre : Colonsay (Scotland)
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Islay, Jura and Colonsay make up the southerly Hebridean island group and are famed for their outstanding wildlife, glorious sandy beaches, fascinating historical treasures, rugged hills and dramatic coastlines, and on Jura, but especially on Islay ¿ legendary distilleries which produce distinctively peaty whisky. This book aims to help you get the most from your visit to these islands. Most of the 40 walks are half a day or shorter, with many suitable for families, but there are also a few more challenging hill walks for those who can¿t resist the allure of reaching an island summit.
Category: Colonsay (Scotland)

Walking On Jura Islay And Colonsay

Author : Peter Edwards
ISBN : 9781783627547
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guidebook presents a selection of 23 walking routes on the wild and beautiful southern islands of Scotland's Inner Hebrides, with nine walks on Jura, one on neighbouring Scarba, seven on Islay and five on Colonsay, plus a spectacular 5-day trek along Jura's dramatic west coast. The wildest of the southern Hebrides, the walking on Jura is frequently rugged, with many routes crossing remote and often pathless terrain that calls for fitness, self-reliance and navigational competence. The routes on the other islands are somewhat easier, but should still not be underestimated. In addition to clear route description illustrated with 1:50,000 OS mapping, the guide offers practical advice on the various options for getting to the islands, accommodation and amenities. There are suggestions for linking walks and notes on the islands' bothies and wild-camping recommendations, making it easy to devise longer day walks or multi-day itineraries. Also included are fascinating overviews of the islands' rich history, geology, plants and wildlife. Beautiful colour photography completes the package. The routes showcase the islands' magnificent scenery, which is as diverse as it is beautiful, ranging from wild moorland to flower-strewn machair and small pockets of native woodland. The coastline is arguably the jewel in the crown, with geological wonders aplenty: sea-cliffs, caves, stacks and arches, sand and shingle bays and the characteristic Hebridean raised beaches. Abundant wildlife and birdlife is a further highlight. These carefully chosen walks will inspire you to get out and discover the magic of these captivating islands.
Category: Sports & Recreation

100 Classic Coastal Walks In Scotland

Author : Andrew Dempster
ISBN : 9781780578439
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Scotland and its islands encompass more than 10,000 miles of breathtaking coastline. The 100 routes outlined by Andrew Dempster take in the quaint fishing ports, long sun-bleached strands and vast golf links of the east coast; the grand Gothic cliffs, natural arches and storm-tossed seastacks that comprise much of the fractured edge of the Atlantic; the kaleidoscopic wildflower carpet of the Western Isles machair; the romantic castles and Clearance settlements of Skye; and myriad idyllic secluded beaches and breathtaking clifftop vantage points. This unique guide covers the whole spectrum, from short hour-long beach strolls to serious full-day hikes that require mountain gear and total commitment. Compiled in a user-friendly format and containing maps and illustrations throughout, 100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland provides a wealth of walking possibilities for anyone with an interest in outdoor pursuits, with many of the walks also suitable for children.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Hebrides

Author : Peter Edwards
ISBN : 9781783621828
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This inspirational guidebook describes 50 varied walking and backpacking routes on the Scottish Hebrides islands, set out in a larger format, and illustrated with a range of stunning photographs. The 50 walks are spread across both well-known and remote islands; from Skye, Mull, Rum, the Uists and Barra, Ulva, Iona, Eigg and Muck and more besides. Most of the walks provide a full day for experienced walkers, with a few multi-day backpacking adventures as well as some shorter routes. The walks also include Hebrides classics, like the Trotternish Ridge, Ben More, Skye and Rum Cuillins, the Paps of Jura and full circuits of smaller islands. Each walk combines clear route description with mapping and spectacular photography, while also advising on the route's facilities, public transport access, length and terrain. The result is a collection of the very best walks with which to uncover the wild and rugged beauty of the Hebrides.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Walking In Derbyshire

Author : Elaine Burkinshaw
ISBN : 9781849655453
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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: Sports & Recreation

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 (219km) 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. The walk can be completed in about ten days, or seven days by the very fit and determined. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the way explores the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Several historic market towns including Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayader can be visited along the route, as well as many small villages and pretty hamlets. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS 1:25,000 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 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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland Includes Loch Fyne Mull Bute Arran Islay And Jura Staffa Iona And Colonsay

Author : Donald Reid
ISBN : 9781409365747
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide Snapshot Argyll is the ultimate travel guide to this picturesque part of Scotland. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from dramatic Duart Castle to eccentric Mount Stuart and the legendary island of Iona to the basalt cliffs of Staffa. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full coverage: Cowal, Isle of Bute, Inveraray, Oban and around, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, Coll and Tiree, Isle of Colonsay, Kilmartin Glen, Kintyre, Isle of Arran, Isle of Islay and the Isle of Jura. (Equivalent printed page extent 104 pages).
Category: Travel

Argyll Islay Jura Colonsay Oronsay

Author : Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105014208099
Genre : Argyllshire (Scotland)
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Category: Argyllshire (Scotland)

Scottish Island Bagging

Author : Helen Webster
ISBN : 9781912560318
Genre : Travel
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Scottish Island Bagging by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands, is a guide to the magical islands of Scotland. Focusing on the ninety-nine islands that have regular trips or means of access for visitors, plus fifty-five other islands which have no regular transport but are still of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one. Of the islands featured, many are household names – Skye, Lewis, Bute – while some, such as the isolated St Kilda archipelago and the remote Sula Sgeir, will be unknown to all but a hardcore few. When it comes to things to see and do, the islands of Scotland have it all. Wildlife enthusiasts can watch out for otters, orcas and basking sharks, while birdwatchers in particular are spoilt: look out for the rare corncrake on Islay, sea eagles on Mull, or sight puffins, gannets, storm petrels and many other seabirds on any number of islands – although beware the divebombing bonxies. Foodies can sample Arran or Westray cheese, the many islands’ world-renowned seafood or learn about the whisky making process and sample a wee dram on a distillery tour. While the human history may not stretch back in time as far as the geology of these ancient lands, it is rich and varied: visit the 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae on Orkney, or Mackinnon’s Cave on Mull, following in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. You can even stay in the house on Jura where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. Hillwalkers can bag a Munro, walk the wild clifftops or take in the sights, or you could just escape from it all on one of the dozens of beautiful and deserted beaches – before joining the locals for a ceilidh into the wee hours. Well served by ferries and other transport links, getting around is easy. You could even take the world’s shortest scheduled flight. In Scottish Island Bagging, let Helen and Paul Webster be your guides to these enchanting isles.
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Scotland

Author : Tom Smallman
ISBN : IND:30000079572297
Genre : Scotland
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This new guide to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe includes separate chapters detailing the historic and rugged Highlands and the hundreds of idyllic islands off the coast of Scotland. There are details on climbing, fishing, golfing, and walking throughout the scenic Scottish countryside. There are also comprehensive accommodation listings with many recommendations on where to eat, and extensive notes on Scotland's many pubs, with tips for finding the best ones. Finally, a concise and practical guide to Scottish Gaelic makes this book a must for anyone travelling to this beautiful and fascinating part of Britain.
Category: Scotland

Scotland

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ISBN : 1562514334
Genre : Travel
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Everything you need to know about Scotland...all in one guide. * Where to stay -- B&Bs, hotels, campsites -- all inspected and quality assessed * Where to eat -- from pubs to top quality restaurants * Places to visit and days out for the family * How to entertain the children * Museums, galleries, historic castles, lochs and mountains * Sports facilities, island retreats, famous golf courses * Local events, festivals and specialties Plus essential paractical information, such as telephone numbers, price guides, details of public transport and tourist information centres.
Category: Travel

Britain

Author : Ryan Ver Berkmoes
ISBN : 1864501472
Genre : Great Britain
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A jolly good travel guide that covers England, Scotland and Wales with in-depth information on Britain's unique historical and cultural heritage, the lowdown on entertainment from pub crawls to festivals, as well as a multitude of places to stay, eat and shop. color photos. 147 maps.
Category: Great Britain

Scotland

Author : Neil Wilson
ISBN : 1741047250
Genre : Travel
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Scare yourself silly ghost-hunting in Edinburgh's spooky underworld. Laugh at the antics of the puffins on Unsts, Britain's most northerly inhabited island. Find your inner Scot and enjoy a traditional ceilidh at Scotland's remotest pub. Challenge your taste buds and tuck into some haggis - sounds nasty, tastes fantastic. Two authors, 1000 hours of research, 76 detailed maps ; Full-colour chapters uncover Scotland's regions and pick out the country's highlights. Get the local lowdown on whale watching, Munro bagging and life as a Highland artist. Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews and traveller insights.
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Projectile Technology

Author : Heidi Knecht
ISBN : 0306457164
Genre : History
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This wide-ranging volume brings together the results of global research on weapon technology, hunting strategies, and technological organization spanning the Middle Paleolithic through the ethnographic present, and the geographical breadth of the five inhabited continents. Integrating archaeological, experimental, and ethnoarchaeological perspectives, the book paints a vibrant picture of the technological know-how, decision-making processes, and organizational logistics associated with hunters armed with spears or arrows. Unlike most works on archaeological subjects, the findings presented here are bound to neither time nor place, but are applicable in any context in which spears, bows, and/or arrows are in use.
Category: History