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2010 sees a significant addition to the Rockfax stable; "North Wales Classics". This pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go. The handy pocket format means you can carry the book easily up the routes, yet the full page photo-diagrams beautifully showcase the cliffs in perfect detail. The guide does full-colour justice to several cliffs never before documented with topos, such as Little Tryfan and the Upper Tier of Tremadog. "North Wales Classics" is the indispensable companion to your Welsh mountain adventures.
From Eric Robson's Foreword: When Richard first mentioned this book to me and outlined the themes he hoped to address in it, I confess that I didn't think he'd be able to carry it off. Surely we only ever scratched the surface of Alfred Wainwright's complex character? Even after all the months of filming together, the passions that drove him remained locked in his private, silent world. Against that background Richard had surely set himself an impossible task. I was wrong. Richard has produced a book that's entertaining and knowledgeable in equal measure. I should never have doubted him. It was, after all, the young Mr Else who persuaded AW to sup with the devil in the first place and against his better judgement agree to work with us television people. ***** It was the most unlikely of relationships. Britain's most distinguished guidebook writer was in his late seventies and a young, inexperienced documentary film maker who was less than half his age. Yet Richard Else persuaded Wainwright out of the shadows and onto the nations television screens. In doing so, the highly reclusive Wainwright became the most unlikely of celebrities and his films with Eric Robson were amongst the most popular programmes on the small screen. Wainwright Revealed is not simply the inside story of those films - films that, Richard argues, did more than anything else to spawn today's Wainwright industry. It also explores how, for the first and only time in his life, Wainwright agreed to work collaboratively with another person. Richard meticulously documents the 10 years they spent together and provides a new insight into AW's achievement, his place in the tradition of guidebook writing and into a life that was essentially solitary. Richly illustrated with over 70 photographs (many seen here for the first time), Richard explores the forces that motivated Wainwright - forces which AW almost certainly did not fully understand. This book discovers a more complex individual than previously thought and is indispensable for both fans of Wainwright's work and all those who enjoy exploring our fells, dales, moors, mountains and glens.
In the first years of the twentieth century, motoring across the vast expanses west of the Mississippi was at the very least an adventure and at most an audacious stunt. As more motorists ventured forth, such travel became a curiosity and, within a few decades, commonplace. For aspiring western travelers, automobiles formed an integral part of their search for new experiences and destinations - and like explorers and thrill seekers from earlier ages, these adventurers kept records of their experiences. The scores of articles, pamphlets, and books they published, collected for the first time in Motoring West, create a vibrant picture of the American West in the age of automotive ascendancy, as viewed from behind the wheel. Documenting the very beginning of Americans' love affair with the automobile, the pieces in this volume - the first of a planned multivolume series - offer a panorama of motoring travelers' visions of the burgeoning West in the first decade of the twentieth century. Historian Peter J. Blodgett's sources range from forgotten archives to company brochures to magazines such as Harper's Monthly, Sunset, and Outing. Under headlines touting adventures in ""touring,"" ""land cruising,"" and ""camping out with an automobile,"" voices from motoring's early days instruct, inform, and entertain. They chart routes through ""wild landscapes,"" explain the finer points of driving coast to coast in a Franklin, and occasionally prescribe ""touring outfits."" Blodgett's engaging introductions to the volume and each piece couch the writers' commentaries within their time. As reports of the region's challenges and pleasures stirred interest and spurred travel, the burgeoning flow of traffic would eventually and forever alter the western landscape and the westering motorist's experience. The dispatches in Motoring West illustrate not only how the automobile opened the American West before 1909 to more and more travelers, but also how the West began to change with their arrival.
Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting using a GPS, and this is the first UK-oriented guide to this most addictive of outdoor pursuits. For first-timers and for experienced geocachers, this step-by-step guide tells you all you need to know to get started - from understanding GPS devices, to finding caches, recording your discoveries and setting up your own caches. For those bitten by the geocaching bug, a different kind of treasure is all around, just waiting to be found. And there are accurate and detailed clues out there to help you find it. The fun lies in the challenge: deciphering clues, downloading co-ordinates, mastering your GPS device, and then setting off into the countryside in search of artfully-concealed caches. Since it began in the year 2000, geocaching has become an international craze, adding a whole new dimension to exploring the outdoors, on your own, with friends and family or at the big events.
All the mapping you need to walk the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail that runs for 177 miles along the English-Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn on the north Wales Coast. NOTE An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - Offa's Dyke Path - describes the full route from south to north with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook INCLUDES a copy of this map booklet. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Offa's Dyke Path, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend.
The Yorkshire Dales with its picturesque dales, ancient farmhouses and villages offer some superb country walking.This can be explored with these 20 walks, all of which are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to really appreciate the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. INCLUDES: * 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under. * Each walk has a detailed 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route. * The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families. * Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk. The perfect guide for afternoon walks near to Sedburgh, Hawes, Settle, Ingleton, Skipton and Harrogate.
Stanage is the queen of the Eastern Ridges, the finest crag on Grit, where beginners come for their first grapples and the top performers crank the hardest problems. Mile after mile of perfect rock, containing some of the best routes and boulder problems in the country, whatever the grade. Where busy VDiffs, heart-in-mouth highballs, desperate power problems, lonely leads and warm summer solos all sit shoulder to shoulder. It is the country's favourite crag. And here is a guidebook to match - published in 2007 by the BMC. It is a guide that reflects the richness and diversity of this great crag, that rejoices in the familiar and unearths the unexpected, that will lead you like a friend through the intimate corners. No matter how well you know the crag, this book is guaranteed to bring new surprises, to inspire and inform, to entertain and enlighten, all in a fun and friendly way. There are: 1300 routes from Moderate to E8; 400 boulder problems to V0 to V13; 140 full-colour action photos; 5 Fontainebleau-style bouldering circuits; Over 200 full-colour photo topos; 1st ascent list and climbing history; and original contributions from 40 authors.
The rock of Dunadd, a few miles north of Lochgilphead, marks the place where the Scots established their headquarters after landing from Ireland around 500AD, and it can rightfully claim to be the birthplace of Scotland. It is also at the heart of present-day Argyll, which roughly corresponds to the area covered by this guide. There are a range of routes across different terrains, including a walk around the Isle of Iona, with its wealth of ancient monuments, superb beaches and an ascent up Ben More, the highest peak on Mull.
A guidebook to 40 circular walks in in two of Lancashire's largest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Forest of Bowland, an area of 310 square miles, and the 'bewitching' countryside of Pendle to the south. The walks range between 3 and 12.5 miles in length and are all illustrated with extracts of OS mapping. The diverse range of routes include four Marilyns - Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell. The walks are spread across the region, with bases including Caton, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Clitheroe and Pendle. All the walks are punctuated with snippets of information on the natural and cultural history of the region, from witches to wildlflowers. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle provide vastly differing terrain - from the lush farmlands of the Ribble valley to the more rugged rough pastures of the Forest of Bowland uplands and the huge boggy uplifts of the main Bowland massif itself.
"2000 Plus England" is a comprehensive, full-colour map of all English summits over 2000ft based on information from "The Mountains of England and Wales - Volume 2 England" by John and Anne Nuttall. This first edition (and companion to "2000 Plus Wales" also by the same author), depicts all 254 summits in England over 2000ft, comprising 111 main peaks and 143 subsidiary tops. Also included for the enthusiast are Snaefell on the Isle of Man and a further 185 minor summits over 2000ft but with insufficient re-ascent to merit similar status. Mountain profiles are interspersed between a comprehensive list of all summits, providing an instantly recognisable silhouette of the mountain ranges and their relative positions. The list also includes heights and a symbol to capture summits attained. Layer tints highlight the relief of the rugged mountain landscape of England and the geographical distribution of all summits. All this within a glossy protective card cover. Further information includes road and rail routes; hostels; coverage of relevant Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger maps; a simple co-ordinate reference system to relate the summits to the map and vice versa. This is the most comprehensive map of all English summits available. To promote safety in the hills, information about Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) can be found on the inside cover.
Originally, 'South-West Climbs', published in 1979 by Diadem, was a single-volume publication and was a collaboration between one of the South West's most prolific and important activists, Pat Littlejohn, and one of the most influential of British Publishers, Ken Wilson.This rapidly became very popular and introduced many climbers to the joys and pleasures of the sometimes mysterious and occasionally remote south-west peninsula of England.For this new and fully revised edition, the climbs of the South West have been split into two volumes. The second volume covers the Granite of West Penwith, Dartmoor, the Channel Islands and Lundy - the guide also covers the North Cornish and North Devon coasts.Written by Pat Littlejohn with 'a little help from his friends' this new guide describes some of the most adventurous climbing to be found in the British Isles and together with its counterpart, South West Climbs: Volume 1 provides the visiting climber to the area a wealth of top-quality routes to go at.
Northumberland is England's most northern county, a magical place filled with ancient castles, golden sand beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little Northumberland towns and villages. This much-awaited addition to the award-nominated series of easy walking guides is an affordable and practical guide to 40 of the best family walks in the region.
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.
Britain's oldest, toughest and best-known long-distance footpath, the Pennine Way stretches 427km (266 miles) from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This map booklet contains all the OS 1:25,000 Explorer mapping you need to complete the Pennine Way National Trail, saving the space, weight and expense of multiple map sheets. Conveniently sized to slip in a jacket pocket or rucksack top, it comes in a clear PVC sleeve. NOTE An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Pennine Way - describes the full route from south to north with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook INCLUDES a copy of this map booklet.
Pathfinder Peak District covering Eyam, the Chatsworth Estate and the Monk's Dale Nature Reserve. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Peak District providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Robin Hood's Stride to the much more challenging walks in Thornhill this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Peak District both popular and little know scenic routes including Crowden, Eyam and Win Hill. -See walk locations by Looking Inside Inside: -28 great walks in the Peak District from 2 to 10 miles -Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps -GPS reference for all Peak District waypoints -Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route -All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers -Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks Pathfinder Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints.With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.
This guidebook describes the Speyside Way, an official 66 mile (106km) Scottish Great Trail route which follows the River Spey through northern Scotland from Aviemore to the old port of Buckie on the Moray coast. Featuring easy walking on good paths and along disused railway lines, the route can be comfortably completed in a week and is presented in 10 stages of between 2 and 13 miles (3-21km). The guide also details the recently opened 61/2-mile (10.5km) extension to the Speyside Way between Kincraig and Aviemore as well as two alternatives to the main route and routes to the source of the Spey. Also featured are three other trails in the same region which can be combined with the Speyside Way to form a longer trek: the 25 mile (40km) Dava Way, 47 mile (76km) Moray Coast Trail and 121/2 mile (20km) Badenoch Way. Alongside detailed route description, the guide includes background information, local points of interest (including a list of distilleries), tips on transport and accommodation and recommendations for mountain-bikers and riders, who can follow stretches of the route. The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the Speyside Way. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide links together with the map booklet at each stage along the Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.
The Yorkshire Dales are famously beautiful valleys in northern England, but Nidderdale is perhaps the least known of them. Unique among the dales, this scenic valley has three large reservoirs made in the 20th century by damming the River Nidd, creating a haven for birds including rare species. The valley is also rich in human heritage, from mining to Methodism. The Nidderdale Way is a 54-mile circuit starting and ending in the charming village of Pateley Bridge; it can be walked comfortably over four to six days.
Winner: Mountain Literature (Non Fiction) The Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book Competition 2019 Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape. Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat's Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked the conventions of society and chose to live a life in the mountains. Some years later in 1977, Nan Shepherd published The Living Mountain, her prose bringing each contour of the Cairngorm mountains to life. These pioneering women set a precedent for a way of writing about wilderness that isn't about conquering landscapes, reaching higher, harder or faster, but instead about living and breathing alongside them, becoming part of a larger adventure. The artists in this inspired collection continue Gwen and Nan's legacies, redressing the balance of gender in outdoor adventure literature. Their creativity urges us to stop and engage our senses: the smell of rain-soaked heather, wind resonating through a col, the touch of cool rock against skin, and most importantly a taste of restoring mind, body and spirit to a former equanimity. With contributions from adventurers including Alpinist magazine editor Katie Ives, multi-award-winning author Bernadette McDonald, adventurers Sarah Outen and Anna McNuff, renowned filmmaker Jen Randall and many more, Waymaking is an inspiring and pivotal work published in an era when wilderness conservation and gender equality are at the fore.
All the mapping you need to complete the Dales Way, a 79-mile long-distance route through the Yorkshire Dales, from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere. NOTE: An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Dales Way - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map booklet. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Dales Way, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. The Dales Way links two of England's most celebrated national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The waymarked route showcases the region's beautiful limestone landscapes and historic towns and villages as it passes through Wharfedale, Dentdale, Lonsdale and the Lakeland fringe, accompanying rivers great and small, crossing farmland - and just a little moorland and following wandering winding lanes. Well served for accommodation and facilities, and with easy walking on riverside paths, it is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain and therefore an ideal introduction to long-distance walking.
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