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The Times Britain s Best Walks

The Times Britain s Best Walks Author Christopher Somerville
ISBN-10 000828718X
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 336
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Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot, and has written and broadcast about its history, landscape, wildlife and people for over 25 years. Now, in this extensive new volume, he selects his top 200 routes from his hugely popular Times column, A Good Walk.More than just a basic guidebook, this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer. From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Barrowdale, this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book, and features trails to suit all skill levels and references, whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging.Each of the featured walks contains: - Detailed description as featured in The Times column- Postcode and OS grid reference start point- Instructions on how to get there- Distance and grade so readers can suit walks to their ability, fitness and mood- Simple step-by-step walk instructions- Beautiful colour photograph for each walk- Full colour, clear and up-to-date map- Food and accommodation details for the hungry travellerFeaturing stunning photography and using Christopher's trademark with and lyricism, this is the perfect gift for ramblers anywhere.



Britain s Best Walks

Britain s Best Walks Author Christopher Sommerville
ISBN-10 000820070X
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 336
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Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot, and has written and broadcast about its history, landscape, wildlife and people for over 25 years. Now, in this extensive new volume, he selects his top 200 routes from his hugely popular Times column, A Good Walk. More than just a basic guidebook, this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer. From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Barrowdale, this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book, and features trails to suit all skill levels and references, whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging. Each of the featured walks contains: * Detailed description as featured in The Times column * Postcode and OS grid reference start point * Instructions on how to get there * Distance and grade so readers can suit walks to their ability, fitness and mood * Simple step-by-step walk instructions * Beautiful colour photograph for each walk * Full colour, clear and up-to-date map * Food and accommodation details for the hungry traveller Featuring stunning photography and using Christopher's trademark with and lyricism, this is the perfect gift for ramblers anywhere.



The January Man

The January Man Author Christopher Somerville
ISBN-10 9781473527133
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 384
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'Evocatively written and charming' - Countryfile The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind. As he travels the country – from the winter floodlands of the River Severn to the lambing pastures of Nidderdale, the towering seabird cliffs on the Shetland Isle of Foula in June and the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest in autumn – he describes the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he encounters, down back lanes and old paths, in rain and fair weather. This exquisitely written account of the British countryside not only inspires us to don our boots and explore the 140,000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles, but also illustrates how, on long-distance walks, we can come to an understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers. Over the hills and along the byways, Christopher Somerville examines what moulded the men of his father’s generation – so reticent about their wartime experiences, so self-effacing, upright and dutiful – as he searches for ‘the man inside the man’ that his own father really was.



Unforgettable Walks

Unforgettable Walks Author Julia Bradbury
ISBN-10 9781784298838
Release 2016-02-18
Pages 288
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A country girl at heart, Julia Bradbury's passion for walking and the great outdoors is a legacy from her dad and her childhood in rural Rutland and Sheffield where she went to school. She grew up exploring gently undulating hills and rugged green valleys. Now a mother of three, Julia once more pulls on her hiking boots and goes in search of Britain's Best Walks with a View for ITV. Join her as she sets out along eight of the UK's best-loved paths, showcasing Britain's beauty and opening our eyes to the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the stories, past and present, of the places and people she passes on the way. At once a practical guide and a love letter to the British countryside, Unforgettable Walks shows why our all-weather love affair with walking is still going strong. Julia's footsteps take her through the whole spectrum of Britain's diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Funny, inspiring and packed with beguiling characters, join Julia as she criss-crosses the country in sun, wind and rain, in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. The Walks Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk Yorkshire Dales: The Malham Cove Walk Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley Walk Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk



100 Greatest Walks in Britain

100 Greatest Walks in Britain Author
ISBN-10 0715337750
Release 2010-05
Pages 208
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Includes 100 greatest walks in Britain that have been chosen by "Country Walking" magazine, Britain's walking journal, and contains the information you need to enjoy walking in the very best of Britain's countryside.



Walking in Britain

Walking in Britain Author David Else
ISBN-10 9781741042023
Release 2007
Pages 492
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From ancient trails in southern England and coastal paths in Wales, to windswept moors in northern England and mountain ascents in Scotland, your opportunities for walking in Britain are as varied as the landscapes, people and cultures of this island. In This Guide: Over 50 detailed descriptions for walkers of all levels. Ridges, Rivers & Romans color section outlining the range of walking options in Britain. Foreward by Christine Elliott, chief executive of the Ramblers' Association. Two-color maps for all featured walks. Essential accommodation and transport information. Expert advice on equipment, health and environmentally responsible walking.



Britain s Best Coastal Walks

Britain s Best Coastal Walks Author Andrew McCloy
ISBN-10 184773751X
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 160
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'Britain's Best Coastal Walks' celebrates the varied treasures to be found on the coastlines of England, Wales and Scotland. Andrew McCloy has devised 15 two- to three-day walks along sections of Britain's most famous coastal paths, which are shown on clear and detailed maps.



Britain s Best Small Hills

Britain s Best Small Hills Author Phoebe Smith
ISBN-10 9781784770662
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 288
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Hot on the success of Wilderness Weekends, one of the top selling guides in 2015, award-winning travel writer Phoebe Smith returns with more great outdoor experiences tailored not just for the hard-core wilderness enthusiast but for novices and newbie hillwalkers alike. Take a friend, or take the kids - or both! - and climb one of Phoebe's favourite hills. There are 60 of them detailed in this easy-to-follow guide which champions a new easy-access approach to hillwalking. With 20 hills each in England, Wales and Scotland, from just 120 metres to a manageable 609 metres, and from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, there's bound to be a hill for you. 'When it comes to mountains society seems to be obsessed with height' says Phoebe Smith. 'But those who shun peaks based on measurement are truly missing out. Following on from the success of Wilderness Weekends, people are always asking me where they can take a friend, partner or young child that will help convince them that the outdoors - and hills - are worth the effort. Answering that need is this book, it's all about minimum effort for maximum results.' Each walk also includes tips on safety, kit, weather, walking responsibly, maps, tackling hills sensibly, and taking children, friends and reluctant walkers.



Long Distance Walking in Britain

Long Distance Walking in Britain Author Damian Hall
ISBN-10 9780719820533
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 300
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This is the definitive guide to the best long distance trails in Britain, leading you through landscapes rich in history, wildlife and views. OS references are provided throughout, with invaluable tips on where to walk, timings, nutrition and equipment. There are walks for every level of fitness and contributions from experienced walkers, with practical advice and accompanying maps and explanatory illustrations. Whether walking along the coast or across the moors, following ancient pathways or seeking out less well-known routes, Long Distance Walking in Britain is the ideal companion, and is aimed at walkers and hikers at all levels of fitness and enthusiasm. Illustrated with sketch maps and colour photographs and OS references provided throughout.



Man Walks Into A Pub

Man Walks Into A Pub Author Pete Brown
ISBN-10 9780330536806
Release 2011-08-11
Pages 400
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It's an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and a Canadian bloke who changed the dringking habits of a nation. It's also the story of the rise of the pub from humble origins through an epic, thousand-year struggle to survive misunderstanding, bad government and misguided commerce. The history of beer in Britain is a social history of the nation itself, full of catastrophe, heroism and an awful lot of hangovers. 'a pleasant antidote to more po-faced histories of beer' Guardian 'Like a good drinking companion, Brown tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-related urban phenomena' TLS 'Packed with bar-room bet-winning facts and entertaining digressions, this is a book into which every pub-goer will want to dip.' Express



The 50 Greatest Walks of the World

The 50 Greatest Walks of the World Author Barry Stone
ISBN-10 9781785780646
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 288
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Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous – and not-quite-famous-yet – trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grass-roots communities. With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.



Ramblers Best Walks Britain

Ramblers Best Walks Britain Author
ISBN-10 0007367082
Release 2010
Pages 287
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WALKING, HIKING, TREKKING. Commemorating 75 years of the Ramblers, Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking and improve conditions for all walkers, this beautiful hardback book features 75 of Britain's best walks: one for each year the organisation has been in existence with each walk selected by, and a favourite of, the Ramblers. This beautiful book is packed with colour photographs and maps featuring the best 75 walks to be found in Britain as chosen by the Ramblers. Each walk has a special meaning;: sometimes a local group has worked hard to improve access for walkers along the route, at other times it might be that the views along the way are exceptional. The walks vary in length and dificulty to allow for all abilities.



From Source to Sea

From Source to Sea Author Tom Chesshyre
ISBN-10 9781786851840
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 320
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Over the years, authors, artists, and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames, and now travel writer Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps. He's walking the length of the river from the Cotswolds to the North Sea—a winding journey of more than 200 miles. Join him for an illuminating stroll past meadows, churches, palaces, country (and council) estates, factories, and dockyards. Seeing some familiar sights through new eyes, and meeting a host of interesting characters along the way, Tom explores the living present and remarkable past of England's longest and most iconic river.



Somerville s 100 Best British Walks

Somerville s 100 Best British Walks Author Christopher Somerville
ISBN-10 1907973729
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 550
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Christopher Somerville is one of Britian’s best–loved walking journalists and personalities. Somerville’s 100 Best BritishWalks presents a personal selection of his best walks around Britain.Laid out by region, with over forty illustrations and area maps showing walk locations and easy-to-follow directions,this volume is a treasury of anecdote, observation and description, as well as a comprehensive guide to walking yourway through Britain.



Walking The Himalayas

Walking The Himalayas Author Levison Wood
ISBN-10 9780316352413
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 304
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Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet-navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range. Praised by Bear Grylls, Levison Wood has been called "the toughest man on TV" (The Times UK). Now, following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison recounts the beauty and danger he found along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, the disputed territories of Kashmir and the earth-quake ravaged lands of Nepal. Over the course of six months, Wood and his trusted guides trek 1,700 gruelling miles across the roof of the world. Packed with action and emotion, Walking the Himalayas is the story of one intrepid man's travels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.



Walking in Scotland

Walking in Scotland Author Sandra Bardwell
ISBN-10 9781741042030
Release 2007
Pages 348
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Scotland contains some of Britain's finest wilderness, from rushing rivers to the surging seas. Take to the wilds or follow in the footsteps of legend as you make your way across an exhilarating range of landscapes. There are highlands to hike and islands to explore, with castles, cottages, and friendly pubs. Whether you want to climb Bens or wander through glens, ancient Scotland is a land of adventure for every walker. -66 detailed trail descriptions for walkers of all levels. -Coasts, Climbs, and Canals color section outlining the variety of Scottish walking. -Two-color contour maps for all featured walks. -Essential accomodation and transport information. -Expert advice on equipment, health, and environmentally responsible walking.



The Great Walks of Europe

The Great Walks of Europe Author Richard Sale
ISBN-10 0711228558
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 256
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This book identifies, describes, and illustrates with spectacular photography a dozen of the greatest long walks in Europe and a dozen of its greatest single-day walks. Ranging from four to 15 days, these lengthy strolls are equally delightful to seasoned hikers and armchair walkers looking to relive past adventures. All the long walks are waymarked, and the day-walks are all well known in their localities. Full practical details for each walk are provided, along with statistics, maps, and appropriate historical and cultural details. The walks are described in detail, with noteworthy features of all kinds identified and explained. Lavish illustrations capture the spirit and character of each expedition.