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Lancashire Bouldering is the very first guidebook to the bouldering in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. It covers 47 venues in three unique areas: the Bowland fells, the southern quarries and the East Lancashire moors. Alongside full coverage of classic venues like Brownstones, Craig Y Longridge and Thorn Crag, there is also detailed coverage of many previously undocumented crags.With fantastic action photos, full colour photo topos and maps for every crag, this book is designed for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned boulderer. Beginners will find plenty to do at amenable grades - whether they hanker for big days out in scenic locations or just friendly venues ideal for after-work cragging. Those in search of sterner challenges will not be disappointed - there are hundreds of problems in the harder grades, which stretch all the way up to Font 8B.
The Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) are every bit as interesting as the Munros (3000ft and over), often clear when the Munros are in cloud, walkable on short winter days and free of the peak-bagging crowds of their taller neighbours. Walking the Corbetts is divided into two volumes. This guide covers the Corbetts to the south of the Great Glen, which runs from Fort William to Inverness and includes the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms and also the islands of Arran and Jura. Choosing the best, rather than the quickest routes up each summit the author covers 112 Corbetts described in 95 routes, illustrated with custom 1:100,000 mapping. South of Glasgow and Edinburgh are the moorland hills of the Southern Uplands, where seven peaks rise to Corbett status. In the Southern Highlands plenty of interesting Corbetts provide spectacular views of the Munros with easy access from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Corbetts of the Eastern Highlands and the Monadhliath Mountains sit in sprawling heather plateaus, ideal for those seeking solitude. The South-West Highlands is known for its rocky peaks in places like Glen Coe and the highlights are probably Arran and Jura, with their similarly rocky and isolated summits.
This guide offers 40 walking routes on the Uists and Barra - a unique 100km cluster of islands in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The walks are varied and graded, from short, flat beach walks beside crystal clear waters to long excursions across wild mountainous terrain, the routes visit all the major islands from Berneray to Vatersay but also those smaller and offshore such as Eriskay and Mingulay. Routes are described in four sections, by area, and illustrated with vivid colour photographs and OS mapping. Walking across these landscapes, especially the hill country, gives a sense of remoteness and peaceful solitude that cannot be found in the mainland's National Parks or on the Munros busy with peak baggers. Despite a relatively narrow area, Uist and Barra's diverse islands offer a contrasting walking terrain and many ancient historic sites such as chambered cairns and standing stones as well as lots of local wildlife. Upland areas are home to red deer and golden and white-tailed eagles, while along the coast grey seals are common and thousands of birds set up their breeding grounds in the machair. Daily flights between Glasgow and Benbecula as well as the ferry network mean that all of the islands are readily accessible.
On eight treks in Nepal's Himalaya; to Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dolpo, Api and Mugu, the true spirit of trekking is captured in Kev Reynolds' reverence, curiosity and ongoing love of the world's greatest mountain range. The Himalaya are no ordinary mountains. Stretching through five countries and dwarfing all others, they have captured the imaginations of travellers and mountain lovers for centuries. While some seek to reach their snowy heights, many more step out onto winding and climbing trails to trek through the heart of the mountains, and live - if only for a little while - the life of an adventurer. The first time a trail is explored offers unknown beauty and fresh experience around every turn. This is Kev Reynolds' collection of eight such discoveries along popular trails and into lands previously locked away. Brought to life in vivid style, Reynolds evokes the scent of fragrant rhododendron jungles and travelling past terraced fields, hillside villages and ancient temples. Then exploring into hidden valleys beyond the reach of civilization, and on to towering, ice-locked peaks that scratch the sky. All proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
All the mapping you need to walk the 84 mile (135km) Hadrian's Wall Path from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Newcastle. 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 Hadrian's Wall Path, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It can be used when walking the trail west-east or east-west, and includes an extension to the east coast at South Shields. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.
This is a dual language (English and French) rock climbing guide to the Mont Ventoux area in the Avignon region of Southern France. The South of France with its excellent record of fine weather and superb quality limestone cliffs, has always been one of the most popular climbing destinations in Europe. This is a highly modern and up-to-date topo guidebook, with over 1000 routes from beginners 3a's up to an 8c's, and will suit anyone going on holiday, and at any time of the year. With over 200 colour photos and 100 colour topos that evocatively illustrate both the climbing and the region, this book will be the ideal holiday companion for anyone that seeks sunshine and climbing.
The Cateran Trail is a circular waymakred walk which runs from the town of Blairgowrie for 64 miles (103km) through the hills and glens of eastern Perthshire and Angus. This revised 2nd edition includes new maps of the whole route based on OS data. Compact and concise, it is packaged in a durable slipcase and thus ideal for walkers. For every copy of this map sold, a donation goes towards the practical management of The Cateran Trail.
An introduction to some of the best bothies in the UK. Featuring 26 selected bothies, the author shares her memories of using these free 'stone tents' in some of the country's wildest and most remote locations. Alongside notes on legends and landscape, wildlife and history, the book is full of expert guidance and tips on how to make use of bothies, from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walking routes in. Inspiring and fun, the book showcases bothies in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Pennines, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and Northumberland, and is a personal celebration of the world of bothying. Hidden away in the hills and mountains of England, Scotland and Wales - for years known only to a lucky few - is a network of huts, cottages and shelters. Completely free to use, these secretive refuges can be life-savers, quick stops and destinations in themselves. The network of British bothies is cared for by the Mountain Bothies Association, and day-to-day by the walkers, climbers and mountain lovers who rest there.
This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives walkers the ten finest routes around or beside the Lake District's best-known lakes, in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, Ordance 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 lakes include: Windermere, Coniston Water, Rydal Water and Grasmere, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Derwent Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater, and, Ennerdale Water.
Day Walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast features 20 classic coastal routes between 6.5 miles and 13 miles (10.4km and 20.8km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. Local author and walker Harri Roberts shares his favourite walks in the national park, including a meander along Bosherston Lily Ponds - a series of interconnected lakes, rich in wildlife; the 650-million-year-old sea cliffs of St Brides, studded with the less-common, upland-loving sessile oak; and retracing the steps of Wales's patron saint, from St Davids to St Justinian's. The routes are in five areas: the South Pembrokeshire Coast, Daugleddau, the West Pembrokeshire Coast, the North Pembrokeshire Coast, and the Preseli Hills. Each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps; easy-to-follow directions; details and distance and navigation info, and refreshment stops and local information.
Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.
This guidebook describes two treks in the Bernina region of the Swiss-Italian Alps. The Tour of the Bernina covers 119km in nine stages circling the Piz Bernina massif. Five days are spent in Switzerland and four in Italy, however a number of inviting extensions and detours are also described which add at least two days to the total. The tour is suitable for trekkers with basic alpine walking experience. While the highest point reached is 3002m, there are no glacier crossings en route. The Alta Via Valmalenco in Italy is a shorter, 8-stage trek over 94km, but is a more challenging route suitable for trekkers with more experience. Almost every stage of both treks can be accessed from a valley floor and public transport, opening the door to multiple variants and shorter treks. Detailed stage by stage route descriptions are given in combination with plenty of background and practical information.
Bounded by the highest mountains in Britain, the majestic River Dee winds its way through some of Scotland's most celebrated scenery. From its source in the shadow of Ben Macdui and Braeraich high in the Cairngorm mountains, the Dee cascades over waterfalls and meanders through the remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest before making its way to Aberdeen and the North Sea. There is no better way to discover the wildlife, architecture and history of this area of Scotland than to walk. Whatever your ability - walking at high or low level, following tough terrain or level paths - the 25 routes in this guide offer something for everyone.
Guidebook to walking the Ayrshire Coastal Path and Arran Coastal Way on the western coast of Scotland. The Ayrshire Coast Path is a 94-mile route from Glenapp in the south to Skelmorlie in the north. Also described is the Arran Coastal Way, which circumnavigates its way round that island for 60 miles taking in Brodick, Lochranza, Blackwaterfoot and Kildonan. In 11 day stages, the route is described over seven days on the Ayrshire Coast Path, and over four day walking around Arran. Featuring OS mapping, step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, public transport and history of the region, the guidebook details everything you need to walk these beautiful coastal routes.
Reaching Everest was always the dream, but after an avalanche stopped Alex the first time and an earthquake the second, he had to take a step back. But even as he climbed down, he couldn't stop wondering 'What's next?' A restlessness in his bones, and a need to help make things better after the lives claimed in his two climbs, led Alex to his hardest mission yet: ClimbTheUK; to cycle to the highest points of the United Kingdom. But a history of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders rears its multiple heads once more, making this the hardest thing Alex has ever had to do. Finding himself alone too often, with only his thoughts for company, it becomes less of a fight of man and nature and more of man and mind.
The OS Explorer range now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
Just like the best walks, The Joy of Walking takes you on a journey with lots to surprise and enjoy along the way. Through the best of classic writing, this inspiring anthology shows how the simple act of walking goes to the heart of life itself.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning pocket size classics, this edition is edited and introduced by Suzy Cripps.
Whether walking through awe-inspiring countryside or weaving your way through crowds in the hustle and bustle of great cities, we take thousands of steps a day. Finding meaning in movement can be difficult in today’s frenetic world. This may seem like a modern problem, but putting one foot in front of the other is something that authors have been writing about for centuries. Some like Gaskell, Wordsworth and Whitman extol the virtues of walking in the countryside, be it on one’s own connecting with nature or as the means to really good conversation with friends. Others like Dickens and E. M. Forster explore the thrill and dangers of moving about the city, by day or by night.
In The Joy of Walking you’ll find a wealth of essays, poetry and fiction celebrating and exploring the joy of walking.
Day Walks on the High Weald features 20 circular routes between 6.5 and 13.9 miles (10.5km and 22.4km) in length, spread across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south-east of England. Local author Deirdre Huston has compiled her favourite walks in the region, which showcase the High Weald's rich history and varied landscape. Walk down old coach roads. Clamber through deserted woodland and along riverbanks. March past castles and skirt battlefields. Linger in meadows and leap across Wealden streams. See the countryside that inspired A.A. Milne and Rudyard Kipling. Visit Hastings Country Park, stroll around Bewl Water and through tranquil St Leonard's Forest. Marvel at the Ouse Valley Viaduct and Bodiam castle, and consider the epic history of Battle and its surrounding landscape. Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
The Speyside Way is one of Scotland's four long distance footpaths and runs between between Aviemore and Buckie on the Moray Firth passing through some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes. This folded strip-map from Footprint is printed on waterproof paper and comes in durable slipcase. It provides compact and concise information for walkers with new maps of the whole 87 mile (140km) route, based on OS data.
A selection of fine rock climbs from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Jersey 500 routes from 40 main areas are selected in this guide, and finding the cliffs, which is no simple matter in the complex topography of the south-west, is greatly eased by clear location maps. Routes descriptions are supported by diagram, or photo topos, and many are illustrated with action photos. The focal point of the area is the magnificent granite climbing of the western tip of Cornwall, which offers routes of all grades set against a splendidly turbulent ocean backdrop. The quartzites and lavas of Cornwall's north coast offer major climbs with a sterner character. Further east, the Culm Coast pf Cornwall and Devon border have climbs with curious sculptural appeal, and to the south the cliffs near Torquay and Swanage are surprisingly testing with an almost mediterranean ambience. Add the remote charms of Lundy, the tors of Dartmoor and Bodmin, the sheltered faces of Avon and Cheddar and the Granite cliffs of Jersey and the Scilly Isles and the diversity of the area becomes apparent.
This hillwalking and photo-location guidebook features stunning mountain photography that provides inspiration and motivation, as well as being studies in composition and light to learn from. Included are chapters on mountain safety and equipment, planning a day in the mountains, wild camping, photography technique and equipment, and where to stay, eat and drink. As a bonus Nick describes his mountain life, his hillwalking companions and his inspirations such as the legendary mountain photographer, W. A. Poucher. With a foreword by Sir Chris Bonington Snowdonia is one of the most accessible mountain areas in the UK and photographer Nick Livesey knows it better than most. Having lived in the heart of Snowdonia for the last five years, Nick walks these hills and mountains with his camera most days. In Photographing The Snowdonia Mountains, Nick shares his knowledge guiding us around the best mountain walks, short walks and roadside locations for mountain photography. Fifteen of the best mountain walks for photography in Snowdonia are described by route descriptions and detailed contoured maps, along with photographic advice for each walk. Also described are ten roadside locations and short walks that have the best mountain views for those who don't want a full day out or don't want to walk far, also included are true roadside locations for those who are less mobile.
More than just a travel guide, The Call of the Mountains is a lyrical testament to the power of the Scottish mountains to offer anyone of reasonable fitness either simple enjoyment or a deeper journey of transformation. From the pinnacles of Skye to the rolling plateau of the Cairngorms; from the flanks of Ben Lomond to the Pass of Glencoe; from the summit of Ben Nevis to far away Ben Hope - these lands can be your gymnasiums, your art galleries and your sacred spaces all in one. Based on 1,000 miles of trekking across these mountains, this book shows you: * Where to find the best views * How geology, history, culture, flora and fauna have shaped these mountainscapes * How engagement with these lands can nurture your spirit, as well as your body and mind
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