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A comprehensive guide to over 140 knots and splices, with easy-to-follow instructions, and 380 clear illustrations. Useful for sailing, fishing, camping, hobbyists, and those needing to know knots and splices. Contains an explanation of the basic terms used relating to knots and ropes, and cordage.
The first book in a two-volume series describing walking routes up every 2000-footer in Wales - all 166 of them. The result is not just a guide to the mountains of Snowdonia, but a handbook of over 450 routes covering 21 Welsh mountain ranges - the whale-backed ridges of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons' precipitous escarpments, the Cwmdeuddwr uplands, Plynlimon's unknown valleys, the heather clad Berwyns, Cader Idris, the vast solitudes of the Arans and Arenigs, the Rhinogs and the wildest land in Wales. For those longer days the author also suggests over 100 high level traverses. This volume covers: the Arans, Arenigs, Berwyns, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Cader Idris, Carneddau, Cwmdeuddwr hills and Dovey hills.
Fort William and Glen Coe encompass one of the greatest areas of sea and mountain landscape in Scotland, backed by some of the biggest and most demanding peaks. This is Scotland's fjord land, a drowned coastland with long sea arms wending far inland, and the walks range from Fort William at sea level to Ben Nevis, the highest summit in Britain. The whole area is steeped in history, and its story is well told at local museums and information centres such as at Ballachulish, Kinlochleven and Glencoe, all areas explored in this guide
Short Walks Isle of Wight covering parts of Newtown, Tennyson Down and Bembridge.This selection offers interest and regional variety in the Isle of Wight, providing the best short walks in the area. Covering walks through the whole of the Isle of Wight, both popular and little know scenic routes including Newchurch and Carisbrooke.- See walk locations by Looking InsideInside:-20 circular walks up to 5 miles- Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps- GPS reference for all Isle of Wight 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 Ideal for families, or for those who prefer shorter distances, Short Walks guides contain 20 walks graded by distance, duration and difficulty. Each route includes points of interest as well as fun observation questions for children.
The fourth title in the extremely popular series of good practice, these DVDs are written by the experts. Filmed in the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, this DVD outlines the essential skills and techniques for summer hill walking in the UK. In 2007, the Mountain Rescue teams of England and Wales dealt with 778 incidents, a 23% increase since 2003. As with previous DVDs in the series, this DVD has been produced to educate mountain users, making them aware of the often hostile environment of our uplands. It will also inspire, with the dramatic beauty of two of the UK's most popular walking areas shown to full effect. The film follows two walkers, Frederlina and Ben, as they plan their days and follow their walks. We see the challenges they face and the decisions they make. In addition to the film, the technical chapters include: Navigation, Scrambling, Weather, River Crossings, Mountain Rescue, Ticks and Hazards.
New Jersey is a state of surprises. Did you know there was a castle in Passaic Country? Or that Essex County's Branch Brook Park, rather than Washington, D.C., has the largest concentration of flowering cherry trees outside of Japan? Did you know you could walk through a bamboo forest on the Rutgers University campus, dig for fossils in Middletown's Poricy Brook, visit an owl haven on the site of the Battle of Monmouth, or see wild river otters in Salem County? Despite its proximity to major urban areas and its high population density, the state has dozens of absolutely marvelous natural areas and preserved spaces. It boasts something for everyone, from Atlantic seashore to rugged mountains, rolling farmland to winding canals, historic trails to formal gardens, birdfilled marshes to hardwood forests, pine barrens to fragrant vineyards and orchards. There are outings for hikers, bikers, beachcombers, gardeners, power-walkers and strollers of all kinds, and A Guide to Green New Jersey is your key to finding it all. The book is conveniently organized into forty geographic areas, spotlighting more than 200 nature walks. Each entry includes a description, visitor hours, fees, driving accessibility, and other pertinent information for walkers. At the end of the book, the authors provide an index with the names of each site, and their guide to choosing an outing according to individual tastes and interests. They identify sites that are wheelchair accessible, especially fun for kids, best for bicyclists, and those that are particularly physically challenging. Newcomers to the state will find the book indispensable, and long-time New Jerseyans will find it a pleasantly eye-opening guide to wonderful walks right in their own backyards.
This book is the first in a series of three books covering the South Downs National Park. The attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the eastern region (East 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: Beachy Head, Seaford, Brighton Edge, Ditchling Beacon and the Devil's Dyke.
This guidebook describes 16 routes across Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree, suitable for a wide range of abilities, and exploring coast, mountains and wilderness. The 15 day walks include a challenging round of the Rum Cuillin, and the one 3-day 55km backpacking route heads around the Rum coastline, sometimes over pathless and tough terrain. The Small Isles are often called the hidden gems of the Western Isles, providing a walking paradise for those seeking wilderness and solitude, alongside the better-known Rum. Highlights include, on Rum, the towering volcanic peaks of the Rum Cuillin, Kinloch Castle, Kilmory bay; An Sgurr and Cleadale on Eigg; Canna's towering cliffs and rock stacks; the verdant landscape and sparkling shores of Muck; and the white sand bays and flower-carpeted machair of Coll and Tiree. Each island is different and has its own introduction here, with detailed information on geology, history and wildlife, as well as local amenities.
A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.
OS Landranger includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
The 40 routes in this guidebook offer some of the best trail running, fell running and sky running routes in the Lake District National Park, one of the world's great mountain running regions. Each route has been carefully graded to indicate terrain and difficulty so that the runner can select a route that suits their ability or aspirations for the day. Routes range from 5 miles to 21 miles, and include classics such as the Helvellyn skyline, Langdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale and Scafell Pike direct. Detailed route descriptions and OS map extracts accompany each route, along with key facts, including distance, ascent, descent, timings, maps, transport and parking. There is a useful introduction explaining the history of trail and fell running in the Lake District, along with advice about the best bases for a trail running holiday, equipment and adapting to running off road. There is a rich history of mountain running in the UK, and for many the Lake District is the spiritual home of fell running. Whether you want to follow the course of some of the classic fell races, or explore some of the quieter corners of the national park, the aim of this book is to inspire you to enjoy this thrilling sport in one of its greatest playgrounds.
This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks on the high escarpments of 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 walks include: Millstone Rocks, Edale's Tors, Derwent Edge, Rushup Edge, Bamford Edge, Stanage Edge, Millstone Edge, Baslow & Curbar Edges Birchen & Gardom's Edges and The Roaches.
Though labelled Volume One, this is the second to be published (Nov 2007) of a new series to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. "The Sandstone Outcrops of the Forest of Dean" by Martin Crocker appeared in 2006, and a new Symonds Yat guide, including also the central Forest quarries and the Cotswolds, should follow in two or three years' time.The 432 pages are printed in full colour throughout in the new Climbers' Club guidebook design, and the book is generously illustrated with maps, photodiagrams, and a wide selection of action photos.The guide has been compiled by a mixed team of experienced Wye Valley hands and younger activists, and the work has incorporated not only a radical reassessment of virtually all the climbs but also substantial cleaning and regearing of all those considered worthwhile. This operation was spearheaded by the GO Wall Restoration Project undertaken by Martin Crocker in late 2005 (funded by the Access and Conservation Trust, and The Climbers' Club Colin Kirkus Guidebook Fund).The Lower Wye crags (Wynd Cliff, Wintour's Leap, Ban-y-gor, Tintern Quarry, Shorn Cliff) now offer a huge variety of excellent climbing: trad routes in all grades from Moderate to E6 and sport climbs from F4 to F7c+. The sport climb descriptions are printed on a pale orange-coloured background for quick recognition, while the unrecommended and unrestored routes are set on a light grey background.A complete set of new path and crag-base maps for Wintour's Leap and Shorn Cliff has been surveyed by members of the team and redrawn inimitably by Don Sargeant. It is hoped that these will mitigate the notorious problems people sometimes experience locating the buttresses and climbs amongst the trees at these two crags.There is a brief historical overview in the usual slot after the Introduction, and there are a number of mini crag historicals printed on yellow panels throughout the book. However, the main and more detailed threads are woven into the first ascents list, now entitled Chronology (this latter may be a feature also in some future CC guides).The usual index of climbs is brightened up by the inclusion of thumbnail-type replicas of all the main action photos, and there is also an index of crags and crag features with replicas of the photodiagrams.
Hit the trails with all the backpacking and hiking information you need You know there's nothing quite like spending time with nature, enjoying the fresh air and magnificent vistas. But thinking about where to go, what to bring, and how to protect yourself from the elements might have you feeling less adventurous than you'd like. Well, it's time to get off the couch and onto the trail with Outdoor Adventure Guides: Backpacking and Hiking. Filled with practical tips, this guide gives you all the information you need to survive and thrive in the great outdoors. Packed with information ranging from preparing your body and choosing what to bring to handling the elements and knowing your first aid, this no-nonsense guide has everything you've been looking for in a trail buddy--and its travel-friendly size means it fits in any backpack you bring! So what are you waiting for? Go have an adventure!
This is the second edition of this excellent trail following the Tees from its source near Dufton in the Cumbrian Pennines through the north-east countryside to the North Sea near Teeside. The 100 miles of the route are described in eight stages, with excellent walking in varied country passing through wild moorland and deep dales, many with dramatic waterfalls, through gentle pastures and industrial towns. Illustrated with OS maps and colour photographs, the guide includes all the information, such as accommodation, necessary to complete the route. This guide also includes a selection of 10 circular walks based on and around the route.
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.
Fully revised in 2016, this is an updated edition of the best selling guide to walking and scrambling in the hills and mountains of Snowdonia.This is volume 1 in a two-volume in-depth guidebook series to every summit of note in the Snowdonia National Park. Volume 1 covers the northern half of Snowdonia and includes the Carneddau, Glyderau, Snowdon and Eifionydd hill groups. Routes include classic scrambles like the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan and Glyder Fach's Bristly Ridge, but there are also less well known mountain day walks like the exploration of the northern Glyderau from Ogwen (one of the new routes in this edition). Each recommended route is described in detail and is accompanied by a large scale Ordnance Survey relief map and an outline of what to expect. All the routes are circular and include information on parking, distance and height gained.
The three long-distance walks described in this book - the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk - link together to provide a comprehensive and varied circuit of the entire Suffolk Heritage Coast. The Suffolk Coast Path stretches along the coast between Lowestoft and Landguard Fort, close to Felixstowe in the south, a total distance of 60 miles (97km) depending on whether beach walking or inland options are followed. The Stour and Orwell Walk continues where the Suffolk Coast Path ends, starting at Landguard Point threading for 40 mile (64km) around the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers to finish at Cattawade, close to the Essex border. The Sandlings Walk (59 miles/94.5km) explores the heathland region that lies immediately inland from the Suffolk coast. With the exception of the first stage, between Ipswich and Woodbridge, the route of the Sandlings Walk lies entirely within the confines of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. With a unique landscape of cliffs, marshes, dunes and shingle beaches, and rare plants and birdlife galore, there is much to attract anyone seeking interesting day walks or longer multi-day itineraries.
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 guide brings together a selection of the best walks in East Lothian and its surrounding area. The walks include town trails, coastal walks and routes through woodland and farmland and on the high moors.
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