Author: Andrew McCloy

Publisher: New Holland Pub

ISBN: 9781847731272

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2991

Accompanied by beautiful colour photography, Coastal Walks Around Britain celebrates the varied treasures to be found on the coastlines of England, Wales and Scotland.
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Author: Andrew McCloy

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847737519

Category: Coasts

Page: 160

View: 1014

'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.
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Author: Gary Lamb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905991235

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8199

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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Ruth Livingstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911079316

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 5949

This comprehensive guide, packed with practical tips and personal anecdotes, will give you the confidence to have a go at your own walking challenge, big or small.
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40 circular walks in the Broads, Brecks, Fens and along the coast

Author: Laurence Mitchell

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624701

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 4357

This book describes 40 easy-to-moderate circular day walks, grouped by area: Northeast coast and the Broads; South Norfolk, the Yare and the Waveney; North Norfolk and coast; Central Norfolk and Breckland and West Norfolk and Fens. Each walk is described step-by-step, illustrated with 1:40K OS map extracts and packed with historical, geological and other information about the landscape the route passes through. The Fenland region of Norfolk's far west is flat and low-lying, as are the marshes and waterways of the Broads in the east, but between these two extremes there is a great deal of topography going on. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes. As well as Broads and the Fens, it has the sandy Brecks, rolling farmland, ancient woodland, meandering rivers and the gorgeous North Norfolk coast with its beaches, shingle banks, salt marshes and tidal mud flats.
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A 3000 Mile Walk Around the Coast of Baja California

Author: Graham Mackintosh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393312898

Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 5064

The author recounts his experiences walking around the Baja California coast, describes the region's desert wildlife, and shares his impressions of the people and landscapes
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John Merrill, the story of his 7000 mile British coastal walk

Author: John N. Merrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 233

View: 9035

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Walking the Coastline of Britain

Author: Spud Talbot-Ponsonby

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857654284

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 3666

Take one headstrong dog and a feisty young woman, and send them off on a walk for the equivalent distance of London to Delhi. Tess the dog fl irts outrageously with good-looking farmers and charms unsuspecting toddlers into parting with their ice creams as her apologetic owner follows. From sleepy fi shing villages to urban streets, spotting avocets and flamingos along the way, Spud slows life down for a year and experiences the coastline of Britain with its eccentric mix of innovation and tradition as she walks an impressive 4,500 miles to raise money for charity. Two Feet, Four Paws is the heart-warming tale of one dog and her woman, who face the daily physical and mental challenges with a sense of humour and more determination with each mile.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715337752

Category: Great Britain

Page: 208

View: 2442

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.
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Best Walks With A View

Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1784298832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6708

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
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From Minehead to South Haven Point

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3015

The South West Coast Path National Trail (SWCP) measures a staggering 630 miles (1015km) from Minehead on the Somerset coast right round Devon and Cornwall to Poole in Dorset. The guidebook divides the route into 45 stages of between 12.5- 37.5km beginning and ending where amenities are available. No other stretch of coastline compares for scenic splendour, historical sites and availability of refreshments, accommodation and public transport, making it easy to split the South West Coast Path into week or weekend-long sections. Written by prolific outdoor writer Paddy Dillon, this guidebook is packed with lots of information for planning your walk, including clear step-by-step route descriptions and OS map extracts, public transport links, accommodation and facilities along the way. Also described is the 17-mile South Dorset Ridgeway, from West Bexington to Osmington Mills, which can be used as a scenic way to shave 42 miles off the total distance. This epic route takes in Exmoor National Park, five Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, besides various nature reserves and SSSIs.
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Author: Graham Uney

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 634

This guidebook offers walkers 40 half to full day rambles on the coasts and inland hills of Cornwall. With routes ranging from short, 2 mile strolls to longer walks of over 8 miles, as well as plenty of opportunities to combine routes together, this guide provides plenty of variety for walkers of all abilities. The guidebook is divided into sections, including walks on Bodmin Moor (for which good navigational skills are required), the North coast, Penwith and West Cornwall, the Inland Mining Districts, Land's End and the Lizard and Roseland Peninsulas. Cornwall has a lot to offer walkers; stunning coastal scenery and long stretches of wild moorland, with quiet estuaries cutting through high and rocky headlands. Birdlife and wildlife, from choughs to falcons to seals are found throughout the county, as are historical sites from the neolithic, to Iron Age hill forts and a long history of mining. The towns and villages of Cornwall, from the popular spots such as St Ives, Newquay and Padstow, to quiet inland hamlets and tucked away fishing villages are also included and provide perfect bases for going out to explore the country. Alongside the 40 walking routes, this guidebook also includes plenty of practical information on getting to and around Cornwall, as well as details on each walk's distance, timing, terrain, ascent and nearest town. Throughout the walk descriptions, there are details of places of interest along the way, as well as annotated OS maps and stunning photography. The result is an ideal companion to stepping out and exploring the best of Cornwall.
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100 Unique Walks Through Our Most Stunning Countryside

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846078830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 5721

This compact guide selects points of interest along the routes and provides for a range of outings, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes in areas from the Peak and Lake districts to the highlands of Scotland and the rolling hills of the South East.
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A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline

Author: Nicholas Crane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409074552

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 3302

Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.
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24 Routes and the Jersey Coastal Walk

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783621915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5078

Walking on Jersey describes 24 coastal and inland walks, ranging from 2 to 8 miles in length. Almost all of the walks link directly with one or two other walks, allowing all kinds of extensions to the route. The walks can also be joined together to create the 48 mile Jersey Coastal Walk, and the Channel Island Way. The walks use good paths and tracks as well as quiet country roads. Occasional more rugged paths explore the island's excellent cliff coastline. Famous for sunshine, year-round walking, history and a wonderful coastline, Jersey is an intriguing destination for travellers. Outwardly British but with French overtones, the island has a long tourist season. Jersey has plenty of interesting historical sites and attractions to visit including castles, churches and museums
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Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3928

The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the Jurassic coast, between Exeter and Bournemouth. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.
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200 Classic Walks from the Times

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008287184

Category:

Page: 336

View: 2749

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.
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A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241958822

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 507

After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely riveting reading. ‘A sharp and funny descriptive writer. One of his golden talents, perhaps because he is American and therefore classless in British eyes, is the ability to chat up and get on with all sorts ...’ The Times.
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Author: John Macadam

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781310625

Category: South West Coast Path (England)

Page: 144

View: 3602

The South West Coast Path is the longest of Britain’s National Trails, following the spectacular coastline for 630 miles around the southernmost tip of England from Somerset all the way to Dorset. This volume of the Official National Trail Guide, published in association with Natural England, features the second section of 169 miles (271 km), from Padstow in north Cornwall to Falmouth on the south coast. From the surfing mecca of Newquay and St Ives’s golden beaches it hugs the rugged clifftops round Land’s End and the Lizard – as far west and south as it is possible to go in Britain – visiting serpentine harbours and craggy coves such as Cadgwith and Porthcurno with its dramatic open-air theatre. Besides truly wild sea-life like seals and fulmars, the Path offers the only chance anywhere in the country to see the delightful red-beaked chough. For the holiday stroller or the long-distance walker, this official guide contains everything you need. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, and completely re-designed with many new photographs, for 2013. It features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps for the whole route.
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