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The book comprises 36 short walking routes between 4 and 14 miles in Northumberland, England's most sparsely populated county. Ranging from easy ambles and gentle woodland trails to long days on the hills, there is something for all types of walker - and all types of weather. Taking in the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, the whole county is covered. Most of the routes are circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of local bus services. The landscapes are rich in history, featuring Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles, and much more. The walks are divided into five geographical areas: north-east Northumberland, National Park (north), Kielder, Tyne Valley and National Park (south) and the North Pennines. Each walk description contains information on start/finish points, distance covered, total ascent, terrain, approximate walking time, grade, maps required, transport options, public toilets and refreshments, and is accompanied by 1:50k OS mapping. The book also includes a handy route summary table.
This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers the ten best walks to the finest tea shops and cafes in the Peak District National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured tea shops and cafes include: Hassop Station, Bakewell; Adventure Cafe, Win Hill; Anglers' Rest Cafe, Bamford; The Old Smithy, Monyash; The Butterfly House, New Mills; Edensor Tea Cottage, Chatsworth; Penny Pot Cafe, Edale, Longshaw Cafe, Longshaw Lodge; Roaches Tearooms, Upper Hulme and Three Roofs Cafe, Chastleton.
This guide describes 23 day routes, graded by a combination of distance, climb and overall gradient, all suitable for road bikes and illustrated by detailed maps and profiles. In addition a six-stage tour takes in all the highlights, including Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Ingleton and Settle. And for those who really want to test themselves, the route of the Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, a 206km loop from Leeds to Harrogate, is also included, with an option to close the loop without adding many extra miles. Appendices include a route summary table to help you choose your route, lots of information about facilities for cyclists along the routes, taking bikes on public transport and basic bike maintenance. The Vuelta a Dales takes in the best dales, passes and viewpoints as it passes through Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Ingleton and Settle. The Yorkshire Dales have always welcomed visitors who enjoy the views. For cyclists, the national park and the areas overlapping its boundaries provide a splendid mix of varied scenic landscapes, an extensive network of roads and peaceful lanes and many cycle-friendly cafes and tea shops. With almost every turn revealing yet another stunning view, the Dales are an ideal area to explore by bike.
These attractive and cleverly structured guidebooks give walkers the ten finest circular lakeside and riverside walks in the Peak District National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced Ordnance Survey maps, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in reliability, clarity and ease-of-use.Featured walks include: Dove Stone Reservoir, Digley Reservoir, The Ramsden Valley, Langsett Reservoir, Derwent Reservoir, the River Derwent, Fernilee Reservoir, Three Shire Heads, the River Hamps and Dove Dale & the Manifold Valley.
A classic of mountaineering literature, The White Spider tells the story of the harrowing first ascent of the Eiger's North Wall, one of the most legendary and terrifying climbs in recorded history.Heinrich Herrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet, was a member of the four-man party that scaled the previously untouchable North Wall of the Eiger in 1938. In The White Spider, Herrer tells the story of this harrowing first ascent, a gripping first-hand account of daring and resilience in the high Swiss Alps.Moving from his own amazing experiences to the numerous later attempts to replicate his team's achievements (some tragic failures, others spectacular successes), Herrer writes as well as he climbs, drawing the reader into a beguiling story of courage, strength and a confidence always on the edge of hubris.A new introduction by Joe Simpson, author of the acclaimed mountaineering epic Touching the Void, reminds us of the enduring relevance of this absolute classic.
These attractive and cleverley structured guidebooks give walkers the ten finest circualr routes on a section of the Wales Coast Path in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced OS mapping, eye-grabbing panoramic photopgraphs, and interpretation sof points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in realiability, clarity and ease of use. Featured walks include Ynys Llanddwyn, Aberffraw, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead Mountain & South Stack, Carmel Head, Cemlyn, Cemaes Bay, Point Lynas, Moelfre and Red Wharf Bay.
This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the stunningly beautiful county of Cheshire. 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 area covered includes: Tatton Hall, Lyme Park, Marbury Park, Macclesfield Forest, Delamere and Beeston. The walks are for all levels of fitness and abilities, from short walks to more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles ensures a hassle free walk for both dog and owner. Both authors are experienced walkers, qualified in mountain leadership and countryside management. This is another book in a series of Countryside Dog Walking books currently being developed throughout the UK.
A publication that contributes to the recording and understanding of a significant aspect of South Africa's cultural heritage. It is a title about human creativity. Not the creativity of the plastic arts, or of music, but rather that of the poet, the wordsmith. The title gives an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present. It examines the vital role played by cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu people – in Zulu poetry, tales, proverbs and riddles. The colour and pattern of a hide or the shape of a pair of horns, is metaphorically linked to the names of animals, birds, plants and the everyday objects familiar to pastoralists in nature.
This guide describes 40 graded walks, ranging from gentle family strolls to strenuous mountain hikes (including Portugal's highest peak Torre). The mainly circular routes range from 5 to 25km, and there are also two longer walks of 2 to 4 days duration. The walks are spread throughout Portugal, with a focus on the country's many natural and national parks, including Peneda-Geres, Serra da Estrela and Costa Vicentina. Clear route description is illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping and a route summary table makes it easy to choose the right walk. As well as practical travel advice, there is information on Portugal's geology, history, plants, wildlife and agriculture and on numerous local points of interest. From the rugged mountains of the north to the UNESCO-listed Rio Douro river valley, from traditional schist villages to the unique geology of the Algarve coast, the walks have been carefully selected to showcase some of the best Portugal has to offer. They take in granite peaks, wildflower meadows, woodland, waterfalls, castles, churches and archeological remains.
The home of Heathcliffe and Nora Batty, the wild and wuthering South Pennines is where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide, a watershed landscape of great natural beauty which is home to proud and welcoming communities with a heritage of rugged farming and industrial hard graft. This collection of forty walks explores the steep-sided valleys, heather moorlands, craggy hills and gritsone villages which have inspired and attracted writers and artists for generations to this unspoilt upland haven just a stone's throw from some of northern England's largest towns and cities.
40 walks on the coast, fells and inland valleys of the Isle of Man are explored in this guidebook. Most of the walks are short and accessible for walkers of all abilities, however for a greater challenge, many of the routes (between 2 and 22km) can be combined. The Isle of Man offers the walker a wonderfully diverse range of landscapes within a relatively compact island setting, and the routes reflect this diversity - scale the highest point Snaefell (620m), cross wide open moorlands, drift over beaches and climb coastal clifftops. The assortment provides walkers with fantastic trails, along with detail on the wildlife, wild flowers, unique history and points of interest encountered. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS maps, there is plenty of practical information on getting to and around the Manx Isle and advice on making the most out of any exploration of the Isle of Man.
The Borders Abbeys Way links four of Britain's grandest ruined medieval abbeys in the central Scottish Borders. The route is a well waymarked, 68-mile (109km) circuit and is one of Scotland's Great Trails. The route which begins and ends in Tweedbank, is described clockwise over 6 stages averaging 11.3 miles per day. Relatively flat, it is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. The Way can be walked at any time of year and can be reached within an hour by train from the centre of Edinburgh. This guidebook provides a comprehensive description of the route, which passes through the towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk and the villages of Denholm and Newton St Boswells. In addition to clear route description and OS 1:50,000 mapping extracts, the guidebook also includes information about the history of the Borders abbeys, the ever-intriguing Borders reivers, and the region's geology and agriculture. Invaluable practical information relating to accommodation, transport, mapping and public access is also included.
Walking on Jersey describes 24 coastal and inland walks, ranging from 2 to 8 miles in length. Almost all of the walks link directly with one or two other walks, allowing all kinds of extensions to the route. The walks can also be joined together to create the 48 mile Jersey Coastal Walk, and the Channel Island Way. The walks use good paths and tracks as well as quiet country roads. Occasional more rugged paths explore the island's excellent cliff coastline. Famous for sunshine, year-round walking, history and a wonderful coastline, Jersey is an intriguing destination for travellers. Outwardly British but with French overtones, the island has a long tourist season. Jersey has plenty of interesting historical sites and attractions to visit including castles, churches and museums
"Practical and sized just right, for places where Google can't always be summoned. Includes a guide to what's edible for foragers and key illustrations, in addition to recipes." -The Washington Post What to eat, where to find it, and how to cook it! Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you're headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you'll find everything you need to survive--and eat well--out in the wild. Canterbury makes certain you're set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of plants to forage and those to avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep in your pack. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you'll be prepared to set off on your trip and enjoy living off the land.
A comprehensive walking guide to the Isle of Mull. The 47 routes described range from 3 to 14 miles long and from short circuits to demanding mountain traverses, but there are few technical difficulties and experienced, properly equipped walkers will find them hugely rewarding. The book includes walks on the neighbouring islands of Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid, and is also full of information about all the islands' history and their much-studied and endlessly fascinating geology and will appeal to those who know Mull well as much as those who are discovering it for the first time. Step by step route description is accompanied by OS mapping and information on local points of interest. The Isle of Mull is easily accessible from Oban on the west coast of Scotland and will appeal to walkers seeking secluded routes, with inspiring views around almost every corner. Mull boasts wild, rugged scenery and a spectacular coastline, as well as outstanding opportunities for observing wildlife, including deer, otters, golden and sea eagles, dolphins and harbour porpoise.
The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mike Searle, a geologist at the University of Oxford and one of the most experienced field geologists of our time, presents a rich account of the geological forces that were involved in creating these mountain ranges. Using his personal accounts of extreme mountaineering and research in the region, he pieces together the geological processes that formed such impressive peaks.
Designated a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors include the largest area of heather upland in England, rising from the Vale of York and continuing to the North Sea coast where dramatic cliffs expose the geology that shaped this unique environment.This guide from award winning publishers Pocket Mountains features 40 coast and country walks that take in the very best the Moors have to offer - tranquil dales, stunning coastline, ancient woodlands, charming moorland villages and spectacular ruined castles and monasteries - as well as one of the country's best heritage railways.
The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook. The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea. SAS legend John 'Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled multi-million copy bestseller will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Urban Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.
These attractive and cleverly structured guidebooks give walkers the ten finest circular routes on a section of the Lake district National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced OS mapping, eye-grabbing panoramic photopgraphs, and interpretation sof points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in realiability, clarity and ease of use. Featured cafes include; Brew, Grasmere; Rattle Gill Cafe, Ambleside; Chesters byt he RIver, Skelwith Bridge; Courtyard Cafe, Claife Viewing Station; Bluebird Cafe, Coniston; Croft Farm House Cafe, Buttermere; Flock In, Rosthwaite; Lingholm Kitchen, Glenriding.
The first of two books, which are the only guides to cover walking in and around Scotland's countryside parks. Volume 1 "West" describes 60 varied walks of 2 to 7 miles in countryside parks mostly accessible by public transport and close to urban centres such as Glasgow, Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Airdrie, Paisley, Greenock, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Stirling. Among the parks included in this guide are Pollok, Dams to Darnley, Calderglen, Chatelherault, Strathclyde, Drumpellier, Cathkin Braes, Gleniffer Braes, Finlaystone, Clyde Muirshiel, Kelburn Castle, Castle Semple, Dean Castle, Eglinton Castle, Culzean Castle, Brodick Castle, Balloch Castle, Mugdock, Balloch Castle, Palacerigg, Plean, Gartmorn Dam, Drumlanrig Castle and Threave Estate. Many of the country parks, country estates and regional parks covered in the book have other visitor attractions including castles, stately homes, gardens, art work collections, museums, galleries, shops and cafes. Some have adventure playgrounds as well as sporting opportunities such as golf, mountain biking, orienteering, sailing and canoeing. The book contains detailed notes on the parks and their facilities, including weblinks and public transport options for visitors. This is an invaluable guide that will appeal to a wide range of walkers, from those looking for family outings to casual visitors and tourists, as well as others interested in exploring their local environment and people seeking evening or weekend walks close to home. Mica guidebooks have a growing reputation for thoughtfully designed, highly illustrated guidebooks with detailed maps and concise descriptions. As both a writer and photographer, Tom Prentice has worked extensively in books, newspapers and magazines, specialising in outdoor activities. Known for his regular walks column in The Herald national newspaper, Tom also manages the publication of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's popular walking and climbing guidebooks. This is the author's third book for Mica Publishing, the others being his successful two volume series covering 120 walks in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
This first ever guide to the Scottish bothies reveals the country's unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living. The first ever complete guidebook to Scottish bothies. Including all the Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) 81 bothies and many others lesser-known gems Stunning photography which captures the spirit of bothying culture and Scotland's wildest places Engaging travel writing which document the fascinating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them Detailed information on the locations and approach routes - by canoe, foot and bicycle - with nine supporting maps Highlights the best bothies for Munros, beach, seclusion and families With a forward by mountaineer Jamie Andrews
All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright, the most popular of the 18 long-distance UK paths. Fully revised 9th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle dales and stone-built villages; wild moorland; sea cliffs and fishing villages. The guide includes: * 109 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest, and 9 town plans. * 14 colour stage maps to help plan your walk, including hills and descents. * Places to stay with reviews - campsites, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels. * Places to eat with reviews - cafes, teashops, pubs, takeaways, restaurants. * What to see from the path - history, culture, natural history. * Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the path. * Flora and fauna - four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife. * Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over two weeks or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. * Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it. * GPS waypoints - also downloadable from the Trailblazer website page.
A tremendous guide that shines the definitive light on the classic limestone crags in the northern area of the Peak District. Coverage extends to Stoney Middleton, Horseshoe Quarry, Water-cum-Jolly, Raven Tor, Chee Dale, Ravensdale, Smalldale, Staden Quarry, Harpur Hill, Aldery Cliff and many many more.This definitive guidebook from the British Mountaineering Council covers trad climbing, sport climbing and bouldering. It features full colour maps and tops, the best action shots and cool historical photos and essays detailing the heritage of the crags.
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