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Encompassing the southern half of Cardigan Bay on the wild west coast of Wales, Ceredigion is famed for its glorious sandy beaches, dramatic sea cliffs and caves, spectacular sunsets and a wonderful array of wildlife, including the largest colony of bottlenose dolphins in Europe. Away from the sea, rolling farmland, fertile river valleys and characterful market towns give way to the brooding Cambrian Mountains, the main watershed of Wales. As one of the least populated regions of Wales, there is plenty of room to walk and in these 40 rambles Julian Rollins leads you through the best countryside and seascapes Ceredigion has to offer.
This title covers nineteen circular walks in the undiscovered moors and valleys of Mynydd Hiraethog and the Vale of Clwyd, with varied wildlife, historic towns, picturesque villages and rich history. This collection of walks will help you to explore these less well known areas. There are walks to suit all tastes and abilities, from short easy rambles in the flat lower Vale to longer and more testing routes on the hills and higher moors.
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in Angus and Dundee and its surrounding area. The walks include town trails, coastal walks and routes through woodland and farmland and on the high moors.
Can you tell which plants are safe to eat? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm? How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart? In his charming new book, bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben takes you on a journey of discovery. From learning what creatures lurk beneath tree roots to finding your way around the woods without a compass, this is a captivating guide to navigating the wonders of the wild.
The crunch of snow under boot on a crisp winter's morning. The stunning views from the tops of the fells. The accompanying sound of the birds. The satisfaction of returning to base after a day in the hills. All this can be experienced from the comfort of your own armchair, such is the detail to be found in Lakeland - Walking With Wildlife, that you feel that you are out there among the crags.Of course, nothing could be better than experiencing the real thing and so this book is excellent in helping you to plan your next outing, with its impressions of the terrain and the degree of difficulty to be expected. There are descriptions of each route and of the plants, birds and animals which may be seen. To the experienced, this book will serve as a reminder of days spent high in the fells, while to the novice it will whet the appetite in preparation for great days to come.
Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales. OS Landranger Active now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in Aberdeen and the surrounding countryside. The walks include town trails, coastal walks and routes through woodland and farmland and on the high moors.
The Scottish Highlands are home to Britain's most spectacular mountain scenery. The stark hills, fearful crags, glorious glens and sparkling lochans make for a wide range of landscapes and have attracted generations of landscape lovers, hillwalkers and mountaineers. This book is intended to help those who adore this landscape to gain an insight into the geological forces that shaped it. The first half of the book tells the story of how the rocks were created and shaped by the gross forces of plate tectonics, colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain building and glaciation. The second half of the book details 18 walks with a variety of geological features set among consistently fantastic views. The walks are widely spread, encompassing the isolated peaks of Sutherland in the far northwest, the rolling granite massif of the Cairngorms in the east, the haunting beauty of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in the west and a select choice from the vast range of stunning mountains in the central and southern Highlands.
The 138-kilometre Hadrian's Wall Path traces a grey line along Great Whin Sill, the dolerite ridge chosen by the Romans for their historic wall. The route, one of Britain's most popular National Trails, is dotted with milecastles and forts, and attracts trail runners and walkers all year round due to its sweeping views. Beginning in Newcastle, the trail passes through rolling grassy paths and grey-green crags to reach Bowness-on-Solway on the Cumbrian Coast. Hadrian's Wall Path appeals to people who have different levels of experience and travel at all speeds, and this Vertebrate Publishing Guidemap is unique in that it caters for four categories of user, providing custom itineraries for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners. This lightweight, waterproof, durable and easy-to-use folding map features all the essential information for a successful Hadrian's Wall Path, including 1:40,000-scale mapping for the linear route starting in Wallsend and finishing in Bowness-on-Solway. It also includes a detailed elevation profile and route planner, safety advice, terrain information and an accommodation directory, and a link to a GPX file download.
The 153-kilometre West Highland Way encompasses the variety of Scotland's wild places. The route, which begins in Milngavie and finishes in Fort William, passes from Glasgow, Scotland's friendliest city, through lochs and forests, and across wild moors in the shadows of Munros. Offering panoramic views and clear waymarking, it is no wonder this is one of Scotland's most popular long-distance routes. The West Highland Way appeals to people who have different levels of experience and travel at all speeds, and this Vertebrate Publishing Guidemap is unique in that it caters for four categories of user, providing custom itineraries for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners. This lightweight, waterproof, durable and easy-to-use folding map features all the essential information for a successful West Highland Way, including 1:40,000-scale mapping for the linear route starting in Milngavie and finishing in Fort William. It also includes a detailed elevation profile and route planner, safety advice, terrain information and an accommodation directory, and a link to a GPX file download.
Features 20 walks suitable for all abilities.
Guide to 106 scrambling routes in the south of the English Lake District, covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale & High Street. A comprehensive collection of scrambles on crags and gills, which are linked together to form 24 first-class mountain days. The carefully graded routes range from scrambling grade 1 to climbing grade V Diff, so there is something for beginners as well as veteran mountaineers. Rock climbing equipment is needed for more difficult routes. Each scramble is clearly described with notes about grade, quality, aspect and approach, with colour maps and topos to aid navigation. There is information on safety and equipment, and listings of scrambles by location and grade allow the reader to assemble their own tailor-made combination of routes. The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas in the world and this guide offers new routes in previously unexplored corners of the region alongside popular classics such as Jack's Rake, Esk Gorge and Pinnacle Ridge, as well as dramatic gills like Dungeon and Linkcove Gill. 10 classic rock climbs are also presented including Giant's Crawl, Middlefell Buttress and Crescent Climb.
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in the Western Isles. The walks include hill climbs, moorland tracks, and shoreline walks.
Covering an area of 50km^2 and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost.
Designated a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors include the largest area of heather upland in England, rising from the Vale of York and continuing to the North Sea coast where dramatic cliffs expose the geology that shaped this unique environment.This guide from award winning publishers Pocket Mountains features 40 coast and country walks that take in the very best the Moors have to offer - tranquil dales, stunning coastline, ancient woodlands, charming moorland villages and spectacular ruined castles and monasteries - as well as one of the country's best heritage railways.
Features 24 superb circular walks from 12 villages throughout the Lake District, with two walks of varying lengths from each village, including a mountain walk and a lower level valley walk - ideal for a weekend break. Many people enjoy going away for a weekend, staying at a traditional Lakeland pub and then using the pub as a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside on foot. This new guidebook makes this weekend away experience a whole lot easier with details of where to stay, local inns, background information and historical points of interest. An ideal book for people wanting to spend a weekend of great walking in the Lake District. Featured villages include: Ambleside, Boot (Eskdale), Braithwaite, Buttermere, Coniston, Glenridding, Grasmere, Great Langdale, Keswick, Patterdale, Rosthwaite and Wasdale. Book 3 in the Walking Weekends series by highly acclaimed outdoor writer and publisher Mark Reid, who has combined his knowledge of the villages, pubs and footpaths of the Lake District to create this new and unique book.
Journey Of The Aire takes you on a 71-mile odyssey from limestone pavements above Malham to tranquil farmland near Goole, encountering a greater diversity of interest than any other Yorkshire river. Malham Cove, Skipton Castle, Haworth, Five Rise Locks, Saltaire and Kirkstall Abbey are visited by millions, yet spread liberally in between are untold equally fascinating locations, some local beauty spots, others barely known. Within these pages an informative text accompanies over 800 photographs portraying this remarkable landscape and all its riches. Towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Keighley and Pontefract provide unexpected moments to contrast with villages like Rylstone, Ledsham, Stanbury and Thornton-in-Craven: add the delights of Shipley Glen, Fairburn Ings, Embsay Moor and the Worth Valley, and you're beginning to scratch the surface...All who have experienced the embrace of the Aire will savour this unrivalled record of one river's absorbing journey through the seasons, and be prepared to discover a few surprises along the way...
A guidebook to 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Ranging from 4 to 12 miles in length, the routes are graded from easy to strenuous, offering something for every walker. Fourteen of the routes described include sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail, a 102-mile walk that winds its way from Chipping Campden to Bath. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. There is plenty of information on the many points of interest passed en route, including Roman ruins, ancient stone circles, Neolithic long barrows and historic villages. Also included is a useful route table summary, information on accommodation, and details on the region's geology, landscape, plants and wildlife. Covering 790 square miles, the Cotswolds is home to lush green hills, picturesque valleys and beautiful beech woodlands. The impressive Edge - a remarkable limestone escarpment - offers ethereal views across the Vales of the Severn, Berkeley and Gloucester to the Malverns and the distant mountains of Wales.
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