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The 153-kilometre West Highland Way encompasses the variety of Scotland's wild places. The route, which begins in Milngavie and finishes in Fort William, passes from Glasgow, Scotland's friendliest city, through lochs and forests, and across wild moors in the shadows of Munros. Offering panoramic views and clear waymarking, it is no wonder this is one of Scotland's most popular long-distance routes. The West Highland Way appeals to people who have different levels of experience and travel at all speeds, and this Vertebrate Publishing Guidemap is unique in that it caters for four categories of user, providing custom itineraries for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners. This lightweight, waterproof, durable and easy-to-use folding map features all the essential information for a successful West Highland Way, including 1:40,000-scale mapping for the linear route starting in Milngavie and finishing in Fort William. It also includes a detailed elevation profile and route planner, safety advice, terrain information and an accommodation directory, and a link to a GPX file download.
The South Downs Way National Trail is a 100 mile (160km) walk between Eastbourne and Winchester, staying within the glorious South Downs National Park for its entire length. Presented here in 12 stages of up to 12 miles (19km), the route is described in both east-west and west-east. A waymarked trail with very few stiles, it can be walked at any time of year and makes a good introduction to long-distance walking. Step-by-step route descriptions are illustrated with extracts from OS 1:50,000 mapping for every stage, and a separate, conveniently sized booklet with 1:25,000 maps for the entire route is included. The guide provides detailed practical information on getting to the trail, and facilities and accommodation en route. The South Downs Way offers easy walking on ancient and historical tracks, and showcases the beautiful countryside of the South Downs, taking in wooded areas, delightful river valleys and pretty villages. Highlights include Beachy Head, the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington, Clayton Windmills and the ancient cathedral city of Winchester.
Off the west coast of Scotland, south of the Isle of Skye and north of Mull and Ardnamurchan, the islands' of Coll and Tiree are the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides and have a reputation as being amongst Scotland's sunniest places. Together with the Small Isles archipelago of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna to the north, these Hebridean gems provide a remarkable range and variety of walking. The 36 routes in this book explore these six magical islands rich histories and thriving wildlife as well as the fine sandy beaches, awe-inspiring cliffs and coves, wild interiors and dramatic mountain ranges which make them so special.
From his home in the Cairngorms of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. Following his career as an international long jump athlete, he has for almost forty years written and talked about walking and climbing in Scotland, meeting some of the sport's great characters such as Chris Brasher, Sir Chris Bonington, Tom Weir, Julie Tullis and many more. A prolific author, he has led treks in the Himalayas and Syria, edited The Great Outdoors Magazine, establishing it as Britain's premier walking publication, created new long-distance walks and made television series, contributed a monthly column to The Scots Magazine, campaigned for Scottish independence and raised a family with his wife, Gina. Now he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it until now unseen. Forward by Sam Heughan. Sam Heughan is a Scottish actor, best known for his leading role as Jamie Fraser in the hit TV show Outlander. He is also an outdoor enthusiast, and founder of My Peak Challenge, a charitable organisation which aims to encourage its members to lead healthier lives.
Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species.
A guidebook to 44 circular walks in the south and west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with bases including Sedbergh, Malham, Grassington, Skipton, Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. The walks cover the valleys of Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and Dentdale - each with its own distinctive landscape and character. Also included is the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a 23 mile (37km) challenge to bag three summits - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The walks range between 3.5 and 13 miles in length and showcase Yorkshire's diverse landscapes, beautiful views and rich heritage. With the exception of the Three Peaks walk, they are designed to suit most abilities: steeper sections are rare and usually short-lived. Detailed route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping are provided for each route, along with information on nearby points of interest and facilities. Highlights include delightful riverside walking in Wharfedale, spectacular views of the distant Howgills and Lake District Fells, and the arresting limestone cliffs of Malham Cove providing a wonderful introduction to this magnificent area.
'Man, the only - only - good thing about that climb was that you were tied on to the other end of the rope.' Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian 'Stonemaster' Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives - and almost end Simon's. Inspired by a Bradford Washburn photograph published in Mountain magazine, their first objective was the 5,500-foot north face of Mount Huntington, one of the most dangerous walls in the Alaska Range. The result was a route so hard and serious that for decades nobody believed they had climbed it - it is still unrepeated to this day. Then, raising the bar even higher, they made the first ascent of the south-west face of Denali, a climb that would prove almost fatal for Simon, and one which would break the bond between him and climbing, separating the two young climbers for over three decades. But the bond between Simon and Jack couldn't remain dormant forever. A lifetime later, a chance reconnection with Jack gave Simon the chance to bury the ghosts of what happened high on Denali, when he had faced almost certain death. The Bond is Simon McCartney's award-winning story of these legendary climbs.
Iris Krasnow started going to summer camp at age 5. She sat around a fire roasting marshmallows until they burned; chased fireflies that dotted the night sky; swam in the expansive Blue Lake; and made friends that have lasted a lifetime, learning lessons along the way that she follows to this day.Now decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak in Wisconsin as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. She's been doing this every summer for five years, participating in the same activities she loved as a young girl now filled with the wisdom, perspective, and appreciation that comes with age. A nostalgic, reminiscent memoir written from the heart, CAMP GIRLS details the essential life skills that formed who Iris became, and also the feelings of belonging to a family, not of blood, but of history, loyalty, and tradition. For Iris and many others, camp is key to fulfillment and success in life.
Following on from the new "Pocket Mountains Town and Country" series of shorter walks, this guidebook explores the stunning coast and countryside of the Kingdom of Fife.Featured here you'll find 40 inspiring short walks in and around the Kingdom, stretching from the north side of the famous Forth Bridges, along the Firth of Forth to Culross, and Gleneagles and Dollar further north, and then east beyond Kirkcaldy to the string of picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk. The volume travels north through Dunfermline and Glenrothes to Falkland and beyond to St Andrews, Tentsmuir Forest and the mighty Tay, with forays also into Kinross.Ranging from lochside nature trails to short, exhilarating routes up into the Lomond and Ochil Hills to the best stretches of the Fife Coastal Trail and circuits around historic towns and villages, this book is all you need to really discover Fife.Many of these circular routes are suitable for families and accessible by public transport.
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 booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps shows the northern part of the route between Minehead and St Ives, providing all the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. Two separate map booklets cover the route from St Ives to Plymouth and from Plymouth to Poole. The map booklets accompany the Cicerone guidebook The South West Coast Path, which describes the full National Trail in 45 stages, with lots of other practical information and local points of interest. The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset.
This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps covers part of the southern section of the route between St Ives and Plymouth, providing all the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. Two separate booklets cover the rest of the route, from Minehead to St Ives and from Plymouth to Poole. The map booklet accompanies the Cicerone guidebook The South West Coast Path, which describes the full National Trail in 45 stages, with lots of other practical information and local points of interest. The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset.
Covering an area of 50km^2 and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost.
Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways
This guide describes 41 scrambles in the Dark Peak and Roaches areas of the Peak District, most of which can be done all year round. The selection of routes are graded 1 to 3, offering a range of scrambles to suit all abilities. Both classic and lesser known routes are featured, taking in areas such as Kinder Scout, the Wilderness Gullies, Bleaklow, Chew Valley and Crowden. The route description, together with information on approach, link routes, variants and extensions, is accompanied by extracts of 1:25,000 OS mapping. Also included is practical information regarding safety, equipment, access and conservation. The UK's first designated national park, the Peak District has long been famed for its walking and climbing opportunities. Perhaps lesser known are the routes that lie somewhere in between - the 'hand's on' ascents that offer the thrill of an adventurous line without venturing on to the climber's crags. This guide showcases some of the best routes in the Dark Peak, perfect for those looking for a change from the well-trodden paths that lead to the moorland tops.
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 northern Lake District. Areas covered include: Derwent Water, Keswick, Buttermere, Loweswater, Ennerdale Water, Whinlatter Forest, Thirlmere and Glenridding. 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 along lakeshores to the more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles the routes ensure hassle-free walks 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.
This is the incredibly popular and indispensable guide to ski mountaineering routes in Scotland from the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Written by two experts and illustrated with colour photographs and route maps, this facsimile reprint covers the hills from the Borders to Ben Rinnes, Mamlorn to Moruisg, with photos that inspire. The reprint has the same 112 photographs and 72 maps, 121 pages as the original. This is the first and most sought-after guidebook to ski mountaineering in Scotland, first published in 1987 and unavailable since 2011.
A walking guidebook to the Forest of Dean Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From short walks of 4 miles to all-day sections of long-distance routes such as the Offa's Dyke path and the Gloucestershire Way, the 25 walks in this guidebook gives you the information needed to enjoy a wide range of walking among the rolling countryside of the Forest of Dean. 21 of the walks are circular, and 4 one-way linear routes along historic long-distance trails are described, alongside 1:25,000 OS map extracts and a wealth of background information on places of interest along the way. The walks in this guidebook take you to all corners of the forest, along shaded valleys and gorges, across wide-open farmland and over high ridges with big views. Every route is supplemented by historic, geological and wildlife information to help you make the most of your days walking in the Forest of Dean, as well as practical information on public transport and other local facilities.
"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.
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