The Scottish Islands

The Bestselling Guide to Every Scottish Island

Author: Hamish Haswell-Smith

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847672779

Category: Travel

Page: 518

View: 5367


`As a reference source Haswell-Smith's book is invaluable... a monumental labour of love that communicates the author's own passion for island hopping and combines it delightfully with his further talents as a painter and artist.' Daily Telegraph Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information of every Scottish island and, for island hoppers, the orginal definitive list of the 162 `Haswells'. Beautifully illustrated with the author's own maps, sketches and paintings, this wonderful guide will take you everywhere, whether in dreams or afloat. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillin of skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland's many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensible information for touring, for browsing, for reference and for all of those travellers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in Illustrated with full colour artwork and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.

103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

Revised and Updated Sixth Edition

Author: Jack Bryceland

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553653742

Category: Travel

Page: 241

View: 1309


Southwestern British Columbia’s bestselling and most comprehensive hiking guide is bigger and better than ever. It guides hikers of all abilities around lakes, rivers, and mountains from the North Shore and Howe Sound to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and east to the Fraser Valley and Hope-Manning Park. Each route contains directions to the trailhead, photographs and descriptions, distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. In this new edition, the authors offer up the latest trail information and all-new maps to make route-finding easier, plus an expanded, more detailed index that helps hikers chose a trail that's appropriate for the season, the timeframe, and their level of fitness. Engagingly written, meticulously researched, and thoughtfully organized by area, it’s the region’s ultimate guide for trekking year-round.