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The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a waymarked trail that runs for 83 miles from Bangor on the North Wales coast, making a circuit through the heart of Snowdonia to end at Bethesda. The trail joins up villages with a choice of welcoming accommodation. The walking is varied, ranging from easy valleys to mountain passes, from wild moorland to river gorges. Highlights include the National Slate Museum of Wales, stunning views of Snowdon and nearby mountains, and abandoned slate villages high in the hills. The trail also passes the Penrhyn quarry with its impressive galleries of slate crossed by the longest, fastest zip-wire in Europe. This guidebook is in rucksack-friendly format and printed on rainproof paper. Lavishly illustrated with 95 colour photos, it contains large-scale mapping and all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday: 14 pages with clear mapping of the route at 1: 40,000 practical information about public transport and travel section with inside knowledge on how best to climb Snowdon detailed route descriptions including where to find refreshments and accommodation background on the slate industry heritage, the 'Great Little Trains of Wales' and wildlife.
Discover this exciting city with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to admire masterpieces in the Prado, bar-crawl through the Rastro or watch a game at the Bernabeu, this new edition of Pocket Rough Guide Madrid will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit. - Full-colour maps and a free pull-out map - navigate the backstreets of Madrid de los Asturias or work your way down monumental Gran Via without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational image. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Madrid's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned days to help you organize your visit. - Detailed city coverage - whether ticking off the big sights or getting off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Madrid de los Asturias; Palacio Real; Opera; Rastro; Lavapies; Embajadores; Sol; Santa Ana; Huertas; Paseo del Arte; Retiro; Gran Via; Chueca; Malasana; Salamanca; Paseo de la Castellana; Plaza de Espana. Attractions include: Museo del Prado; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza; Museo Reina Sofia; Palacio Real; Estadio Santiago Bernabeu; Real Fabrica de Tapices; the Retiro; Parque de Atracciones. - Day-trips - venture further afield to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Aranjuez or Chinchon. - Accommodation - the best places to stay, to suit every budget. - Essentials - crucial pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, tourist information, festivals and events, and more. - Background information - an easy-to-use chronology, plus a handy language section and glossary. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
Embrace your inner cowboy and discover the heart of the Lone Star State with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Austin to a road trip through Hill Country *Strategic advice for music lovers, history buffs, families, and more *Unique and authentic experiences: Two-step at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or cycle around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio and visit the historic Alamo *Expert tips from Austin local Justin Marler *Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat (including the best BBQ joints!), and how get around by car or public transportation *Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular Experience the best of Texas with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Dallas & Fort Worth or Moon Texas.
Your guide to the people, places and events that made Gainesville the thriving city and educational center it is today. Gainesville, Florida, was established in the early 1850s in an area of Alachua County known for cotton farming, cattle and citrus. It soon became known for education, with many fine private schools. The arrival of the railroads made it a crossroads town that grew to be the state's fourth-largest city. The arrival in 1906 of what became the University of Florida gave Gainesville the major state-supported institution of higher education, and thereafter the city and the university were inextricably entwined. The city has grown to be a comfortable place to live, and the university is now one of the largest in the nation, with an international reputation for academics and sports.Local historian and UF Law School graduate Steve Rajtar leads you through the decades with words and pictures. An A-to-Z street guide is included to help you explore the historic homes, churches and other sites of historic Gainesville on your own.
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.
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stake out a patch of sand on Bondi Beach before exploring the big-ticket sights of Sydney, dive into the dazzling ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef, and drive along the Great Ocean Road spying the Twelve Apostles on the way - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Australia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, (more...)
Get to Know the Famous Louisiana City's Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods From Lakeview and Mid-City to the Saenger Theatre and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Big Easy is one of the world's most fascinating places to explore. Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Lifelong resident and acclaimed author Barri Bronston leads you on 33 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. Visit the legendary restaurants, music clubs, parks, and museums-and go beyond the obvious-with self-guided tours through the incomparable Crescent City. Escape into nature at Audubon Park. Enjoy a walk at the Lafitte Greenway, the premier walkway from the French Quarter to City Park. Take in the refreshing views along the Lakefront. Marvel at the stunning and historic architecture of Old Metairie. With this guide in hand, you'll soak up the history, gossip, trivia, and more. The tours offer Barri's tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play. With humorous anecdotes, surprising stories, and fun facts to share with others, this guidebook has it all. Whether you're looking for the lively flair of Magazine Street or a hip neighborhood like Faubourg Marigny, Walking New Orleans will get you there. Find a route that appeals to you, and walk New Orleans!
In mid-2017 Safe Haven published a guide to London's street trees - a sales and critical success whose first printing will sell out by Christmas. Now it follows up with a second quirky London guide in the same style - on where to watch birds in the capital. Predictably for such a beautifully green city, London is rich in bird life - and not just pigeons, gulls and parakeets. Its flagship wetland reserves at Barnes, Woodberry Down and Rainham offer everything from bitterns to avocets, marsh harriers to bar-tailed godwits. But the sharp-eyed can spot wonderful birds in more mundane London settings: over 100 species listed in a year on Hampstead Heath alone, from goldcrests to hobbies. Peregrine falcons nest in the Barbican and on Battersea Power Station. A short walk from East India Dock DLR is a secluded backwater frequented by teal and shoveller ducks. Detailed listings of some 60 birding locations are augmented by fascinating features ranging from the escaped St James's Park pelican and the ravens at the Tower to the history of the East London cagebird trade and wildfowling on the Thames. Published with the London Wildlife Trust (8,000 members), Birdwatching London both reveals the amazing variety of birdlife in London and offers a wonderful guide to unexpected places for a day or afternoon out among nature.
Before you plan your family's next excursion, get some help from a travel professional...and your kids! The Kid's Guide series lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore your destination. Inside you'll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will be engaged by reading and sharing fun acts and cool travel tips. Awesome games and quizzes keep the family entertained! Fun for both visiting and local kids!
This guidebook offers a selection of 38 routes from simple day walks, high mountain scrambles to very demanding multi-day treks in the striking Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in mainland Spain. Easily accessible from Granada and Malaga, it is a world of soaring, snow-clad peaks and deep valleys, far removed from the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol just two hours away. The routes are spread across the national park, with attractive towns and villages such as Trevelez, Lanjaron, Hoya de la Mora and Cumbres Verdes serving as potential bases for a walking holiday. From more leisurely outings in the Cumbres Verde area to ascents of mainland Spain's highest summit, Mulhacen, there are routes to suit a range of abilities, although most require a reasonable degree of fitness, navigational skill and experience of high mountain terrain. Whilst some of the routes are day or half-day walks, others take advantage of the region's network of mountain shelters or offer an opportunity to wild camp. Also included are three longer traverses: 'Los Tres Picos' (the Spanish Three Peaks - Veleta, Mulhacen and Alcazaba), 'Los Tres Miles' Integral (a multi-day trek covering all the major 3000m peaks in the range) and an overview of the 302km Sulayr GR240. The walks can be enjoyed most of the year, however conditions may prove too hot at the peak of summer and extra care and equipment will be required in snow or ice: the descriptions assume summer conditions, but include additional notes for winter walking. The guide also includes advice on transport, bases and safety, a tick-list of the 3000m peaks and a Spanish-English glossary.
This invaluable book tells you everything there is to know about skiing and snowboarding in the Land of Enchantment, with thousands of helpful details on the state's downhill ski resorts and cross-country and backcountry venues. Each ski area is profiled in a separate chapter, including details on facilities and services such as childcare and instructional options; statistics like average snowfall, vertical drop, and lift capacity; transportation options, including shuttle and bus services; and prices of lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons. Gibson also includes historical facts about each ski area and its founders, suggestions for best runs by type of terrain, activities off the slopes, and notes on his favorite places to stay and eat. Separate chapters on cross-country and backcountry downhill skiing are equally informative.
Since it was first performed in 1634, the passion play at Oberammergau has been an unforgettable experience for many millions of people. Concise, compact, colorful, and informative, this latest in the Pilgrim's Guide series will enable the visitor to make the most of their stay and evoke many lasting memories. Illustrated in full color, there is insight into the traditions and staging of the play and a brief synopsis as it unfolds on stage. Practical details include how to see the play, a plan of the village, and a guide to the surrounding area. This is the fifth edition with enlarged content. Ray Goodburn has organized and led groups there on numerous occasions and is doing so again in 2010.
A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.
As the home of Britain's one and only national coastal park, Pembrokeshire is rightly famed for its marine wildlife, unspoilt beaches, towering cliffs and charming harbours. Inland, however, you will also find ancient woodlands and rolling hills, as well as archaeological mysteries and crumbling castles which suggest that this peaceful part of Wales has a far more turbulent past.The 40 moderate walks in this volume from award winning publisher Pocket Mountains, explore the stunning coastline as well as the heartland of the county, with several routes making use of sections of established long-distance walking trails.
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