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OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. 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 attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 15 pubs and 20 great walks in the region of the Lake District. With clear information, humour, 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 have no stiles ensuring 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.
Stoked is an inspiring true story about courage, determination and the power of dreams.
Chris Bertish was a skinny little kid from Cape Town when he started surfing with his brothers. Fiercely driven and constantly pushing his boundaries, Chris was not content with conquering ‘ordinary’ big waves. He wanted more: bigger waves, bigger swells, more adrenaline. What began as a personal quest to prove to himself that he was one of the best in the ‘big-wave brotherhood’ culminated a decade later with Chris being crowned South Africa’s first Mavericks BigWave Champion. Competitors in the 2010 event were faced with the biggest and heaviest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport and Chris, on his own budget, on the back of a 40-hour plane journey and on borrowed equipment, outsmarted and outperformed the world’s best-paid professional surfers.
How did Chris achieve this feat? ‘Nothing is impossible, unless you believe it to be’ is just one of the philosophies he lives by. Out of his passion for big-wave surfing has grown a profound wisdom and an appreciation of a few simple truths, which he shares in Stoked. With his infectious enthusiasm, Chris tells how he pulled off death-defying antics time and again, overcame overwhelming obstacles and fears, and parried every blow that fate dealt him, all without ever losing faith or focus on his dreams.
A popular activity for outdoor enthusiasts and families, day hiking provides a simple way to de-stress, stay in shape, and connect with nature and fellow hikers. Day Hiking Essentials includes information on choosing gear, packing for the hike, navigating with a map and compass, and includes common sense tips for watching wildlife, staying energized, what to do if you are lost, hiking with kids. This guide also includes an overview of basic first aid, hiking etiquette and outdoor hazards. Portable and lightweight, this waterproof folding pocket guide is a valuable resource that belongs in every hiker's day pack. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com
The most northerly of Britain's island groups, Shetland is so far removed from the rest of the UK that it usually appears as an inset on maps. Although relatively little known to those from outside the islands, Shetland is a magnificent terrain for walkers, especially those who love to really explore and get away from the beaten track. The coastal walking here includes some of the finest in the country, with superb cliffs, towering sea stacks, caves and natural arches seemingly around every corner. Added to this is Shetland's better known claim to fame for its spectacular seabird colonies ? huge gannetries, moorland packed with arctic and great skuas, arctic terns in the more sheltered spots, and everyone's favourite ? the puffins. The islands also enjoy a dense population of otters, many seals, and a chance to see killer whales or other giants of the deep. Beyond all this natural grandeur, Shetland's history is fascinating too. The archaeological attractions are much less known than those on Orkney, but sites such as Jarlshof have amazingly preserved remains from prehistory right up to more recent times. These include iron age villages, chambered cairns, Viking longhouses, pictish carvings, and impressive brochs ? including the most complete of all these iron-age defensive towers, on Mousa.
This is a definitive rock climbing guidebook to the diverse mountain crags Buttermere, Newlands and the sandstone sea cliffs of St Bees in the Lake District. It is published by the Fell & Rock Climbing Club and written by Colin Read and Paul Jennings. It is profusely illustrated with action climbing photos and Phil Rigby's superb color photo diagrams and containing a wealth of interesting historical information. The book features 340 pages, plastic cover, and marker ribbon.
A walking guide to this historic London neighbourhood, uncovering its countercultural roots. A delightful English/Japanese pocket-size guide to London's most popular district. Through four walks London writer Julian Mash uncovers the history, culture and fascinating characters that have made Notting Hill so iconic. Beautifully laid out including several photographic images and four hand-drawn maps, the guide will appeal to both tourists and residents alike. Key Points: Good sales potential to tourists visiting this hugely popular area of London. Appeals to residents as it uncovers the lesser-known Notting Hill. Stylish pocket-size guide illustrated with hand drawn maps and photographs. Taps into the burgeoning interest in literary walks and psychogeography made popular by writers such as Ian Nairn, Iain Sinclair, Matthew Beaumont
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.
Edale Skyline Challenge is the most scenic of challenge routes thanks to the ridge line nature of its route. At just over 20 miles with a 10 hour challenge time it is suitable for fit leisure walkers as a great day out in good weather; in bad weather it really is a challenge. Free digital app and gps editions included in your purchase To produce our Edale Skyline Challenge Map first we licence Ordnance Survey 50k scale mapping. Then we double it in size to produce a 25k map. Now the OS map features, text and logos are doubled in size making for a map with outstanding clarity which is easy to read under challenge conditions. The Skyline Challenge Route, with its options, are added and specially highlighted so that the challenge route stands out against the OS background map. Then we add any additional detail you might need. The result is a 600mm by 400mm 25k scale map with outstanding clarity and durability. Our special concertina map fold means the map is easy to unfold and to refold to its pocketable 200mm by 120mm folded size. On the reverse of the map sheet we present our detailed Challenge Route description complete with distances and timings for the sections of the route along with the 44 waypoints which define the challenge. We then print the map design on a 100 micron plastic substrate using a special UV curing inks process on the UK's only press capable of using this latest technology. The result is a lightweight map that is both waterproof and tearproof, and fully recyclable, that will survive anything your Challenge can throw at it and afterwards will fold up like new. In addition to our printed Challenge Map we offer you a choice of free digital editions for use with Viewranger and Locus apps and Garmin software and gps units (including Google Earth). We also include the gpx waypoint file for the 44 waypoints in our detailed route description. See the information on the reverse of the map for details of how to download your free digital edition map and gpx waypoint file. After downloading you will have the complete package of Edale Skyline Challenge Map, choice of digital edition Map and gpx file of the waypoints to aid your navigation.
Borrowdale is probably the most beautiful valley in the Lake District and offers the rock climber a huge variety of climbing styles often in stunning panoramic settings. The valley is well-known for accessible roadside climbing on crags such as Reecastle, the ever popular Shepherd's Crag, Quayfoot Buttress and the Bowderstone area, with most crags enjoying sun in the afternoon. There are also a number of classic mountain venues like Gillercomb and Raven Crag, Combe Gill where solitude and far reaching vistas over the Lakeland fells can be savoured.This 2016 Borrowdale guide from the FRCC is fully revised. The valley is divided into six logical areas presented with specially commissioned showcase action images and clear OS based mapping. The popular A5 format provides greater clarity and there is full photodiagram coverage. The less well-trodden places such as the Seathwaite buttresses, Combe Gill and Langstrath are given clear photoplan coverage which clarifies these complex areas of small immaculate outcrops. Exciting action images and the usual supplementary essential information such as parking and camping are included together with a comprehensive crag selector.The Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the premier rock climbing and mountaineering club in the English Lake District. The Club was founded in 1906-07 and has been publishing a definitive series of climbing guidebooks to the Lakes since 1922.
Brecon Beacons Trail Running is a comprehensive guide to off-road running across the national park, including the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons themselves and the Black Mountain. With 20 runs from 5.3km to 17.5km in length, this book is suitable for runners of all abilities. The hills and valleys of the Brecon Beacons offer a wide variety of running, all sharing the same mountainous scenery and stunning views in this beautiful part of South Wales. Local authors Lily Dyu and John Price have compiled many of their favourite runs, including accessible loops around Carreg Cennen Castle and Table Mountain, through to big days out around Fan y Big, Pen y Fan and Fan Brycheiniog. Summit the Sugar Loaf and The Blorenge on the outskirts of Abergavenny, explore the waterfalls by Ystradfellte, or trace the Cat's Back along the Welsh-English border; there's something for everyone. Each route features clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and timings, and refreshment stops and local knowledge.
This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions of 32 varied day walks and one 68km trek (split into 6 stages) in the Ardennes, situated mostly in Belgium and spreading over the borders of France and Luxembourg. The day walks range from 2km to 24km, and the trek can be split into manageable stages, varying from 8km to 20km. The walks can be completed by anyone with comfortable hiking boots. This comprehensive guidebook fits into a jacket pocket or rucksack, and contains information on the history of the Ardennes, where to stay, what to take and more, with custom-maps given for each walk. These beautiful and historic walks are manageable all year round, with June and September being the best time to go. Plenty of history and nature is on hand, including relics and museums of the WWII Battle of the Bulge, medieval castles, and beech and oak-forested hills.
The OS Explorer range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes, boasting views of iconic peaks such as the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Les Diablerets. The route is suitable for those with some experience of Alpine trekking: it amasses over 20,000m of ascent and involves some steep sections. It can be completed in 2-3 weeks, although it is also possible to walk shorter sections; alternatively postbus, cable-car and rail connections could be used to allow for a tighter schedule. The route is presented in 18 stages, each featuring step-by-step route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles and notes on transport, accommodation and facilities. In addition, a 26km prologue in Liechtenstein and an alternative finish following the old course of the Alpine Pass Route via Gsteig are also described. Accommodation options range from mountain huts to hotels and inns, with camping available at a number of licensed sites along the route.
Following the success of "A Pocket Guide to Snowdonia's best Mountain Walks" published in 2007, Mara Books have launched Carl Rogers' new book "Mountain and Hill Walking in Snowdonia", a two-volume in-depth pocket sized guide to mountain walks in the Snowdonia National Park. Every hill group in the National Park is covered in detail and the book is lavishly illustrated in full colour with the author's photographs and relief maps. Volume 2 covers the lesser-known southern half of Snowdonia - Moelwynion, Rhinogydd, Arenig, Arans, Cadair Idris and Dyfi hills, as well as outlying areas like the Tarrens, Snowdonia's southern-most summits, and the Berwyns, lying just outside the National Park boundary. Every summit of note in Snowdonia is covered by at least one route, all the routes are full-day circular walks and include some low-end scrambles. The routes are a mix of well known 'classic rounds' such as the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod, as well as many lesser-known routes and summits. Each route is described in detail and is accompanied by a full colour relief map as well as information on official parking, distances and height gained.
One of the series of books in the new Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path series. Handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts. Each volume outlines the most popular circular walks along key sections of the coast path. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced Ordnance Survey maps, superb, 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: Newport Bay, Dinas Island, Goodwick & Carregwastad, Strumble Head, Abercastle & Aberdraw, Porthgain & Abereiddy, St David's Head, Porth Clais & Whitesands Bay, St David's & St Non's, Solva.
From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, this is the official book of the country s 19 National Historic Trails. These trails range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.
This book is the second in a series of three books covering the South Downs National Park. This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the central region (West Sussex) of the National Park. 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 are for all levels of fitness and abilities. Having no stiles ensures a hassle free walk for both dog and owner. Areas included are: Cissbury Ring, Bignor Hill, Lavington Common, Petworth Park and Harting Down.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.
This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers the ten best walks to the most stunning viewpoints 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 viewpoints include: Monsal Head, High Wheeldon, Hen Cloud, Lose Hill, Shutlingsloe, Thorpe Cloud, Alderman's Hill, Monsal Hidden View, Over Owler Tor and Mam Tor.
This is book 16 in the exciting new series of full-colour "Pocket Walks", being small, practical sized guidebooks aimed at the less serious rambler. Full colour photographs and colourful sketch maps accompany each of the well described walks, with the bonus of making it an attractive souvenir of the area. Principal feature is that all walks are less than five miles in length (though averaging 4 miles each, they are all very definitely worthwhile outings), making them ideal for families, leisure walkers, and those constrained by either time or other limitations. Concise route descriptions are complemented by ample background information. This title deals with the Pendle district in East Lancashire. Twenty superb walks use starting points such as Barley, Wycoller, Foulridge and Trawden. Places visited include the iconic Pendle Hill, Newchurch, Boulsworth Hill and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. This is launched in unison with a guide to the neighboring Ribble Valley, which neatly complements this area and also adjoins the previously published guide to Bowland. Also published at the same time are 'Swaledale' and 'Sedbergh & Dentdale', both in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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.
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