Walking Ben Lawers Rannoch and Atholl

Walking Ben Lawers  Rannoch and Atholl

... Dalnacardoch Lodge , GLEN BRUAR VIN TIL 71 GLEN GARRY Ben Vrackie Bruar Blair Atholl Kinloch Rannoch Loch Tummel Loch Rannoch Pitlochry Looking back, the cairn on Cnapan Loch Tilt can be. 284 WALKING Ben Lawers , RANNOCH AND ATHOLL.

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The south-eastern Grampians of the former county of Perthshire may be grassier and less rugged than other Scottish mountains, but they are just as big. The routes in this guide take you to the summits of these 'jolly green giants' - covering all of the region's Munros, often by unconventional routes, as well as several Corbetts and smaller hills - and also over the Atholl passes, along rivers and through the woods of Perthshire's 'Big Tree Country'. The 80 walks comprise a mixture of low-level, mid-level and mountain routes and are graded by both length and difficulty. Many are demanding, crossing remote, uneven, steep and/or pathless terrain, but also included are gentler walks on clear paths taking in local features of interest. The route description is illustrated with clear mapping (a mixture of OS 1:50,000 and smaller-scale maps for the longer routes) and the route summary table and grading information make it easy to choose an appropriate route. There is a wealth of information about the landscape and the region's fascinating history. Finally, appendices cover local facilities and access to the hills during the deer-stalking season. With highlights including the mighty Ben Lawers, Beinn Dorain, Ben Alder and Beinn a' Ghlo; Schiehallion; the great rivers Tay and Garry; the Birks of Aberfeldy; and old drovers' routes over the passes of Minigaig and Gaick, Perthshire has plenty to offer. And with historic towns, such as Perth and Pitlochry, and attractive villages, this is an ideal base for a walking holiday.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking on Jersey

Walking on Jersey

24 Routes and the Jersey Coastal Walk Paddy Dillon ... Map Booklet Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 974

Guidebook describing 24 coastal and inland walks on the island of Jersey, ranging from 4.5km (3 miles) to 12.5km (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 80km (50 mile) Jersey Coastal Walk, part of 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. Jersey has an excellent bus network and the walks can be accessed by public transport. There are also plenty of opportunities for refreshment, details of which are provided in the text. Clear step-by-step route description is illustrated with States of Jersey 1:25,000 mapping (very similar in style to British OS mapping), and route statistics and a summary table make it easy to choose the ideal walk. 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 plenty of fascinating historical sites and attractions to visit, including castles, churches and museums. The guide includes a brief overview of Jersey's turbulent history and unusual constitutional status, as well as notes on local points of interest.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking the South West Coast Path

Walking the South West Coast Path

... Wales Vol 2 England The National Trails Walking The End to End Trail Cycling Land's End to John o' Groats Walking ... Booklet Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628599

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 231

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 to 37.5km, beginning and ending where amenities are available. 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 AONBs and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, besides various nature reserves and SSSIs. 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.
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Walking the Wicklow Way

Walking the Wicklow Way

The Southern Upland Way The Speyside Way The Speyside Way Map Booklet The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 108

The Wicklow Way was the first long-distance walking trail to be established in Ireland. Coming in at 130km (81 miles), the route traverses the county of Wicklow, from Marlay Park on the outskirts of Dublin to Clonegal, just over the county border in neighbouring Carlow, and can be comfortably completed in a week. The guide also details several adjacent trails that can be interchanged with the main route, and short detours off-route (also described) lead to welcoming villages offering accommodation and a range of other facilities. The route is presented in seven stages, each with an overview followed by clear route description and mapping. There are elevation profiles and notes on local points of interest. In addition to background information about the county's history, geology, plants and wildlife, you will find all the information you need to walk the route, with helpful advice on transport, accommodation and kit. Accommodation listings, useful contacts and a glossary of Irish place-names can be found in the appendices. Wicklow is a county of varied landscapes: mountains and sweeping uplands offer extensive views, whereas other stages take you through verdant glens and past scenic lakes. The area is rich in both culture and history, with the ancient Monastic City at Glendalough a special highlight. And of course, there are characterful villages and pubs where you can experience true Irish hospitality. The Wicklow Way has plenty to commend it and is a great way to explore this wonderful county.
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Walking in the Isles of Scilly

Walking in the Isles of Scilly

11 walks and 4 boat trips exploring the best of the islands Paddy Dillon. The Speyside Way The Speyside Way Map Booklet The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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This guidebook to walking on the Scilly Isles includes 11 day walks and 4 boat trips. The walks are between 1.5 and 10 miles long (2.5km and 16km), and explore the larger islands such as Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's, St Agnes and Bryher as well as smaller islands in the archipelago. Alongside the walks, which are suitable for walkers of all abilities, are 4 boat trips which explore Annet and the Western Rocks, the Norrard Rocks, St Helens and Tean as well as the Eastern Isles. All routes are illustrated with OS mapping and contain lots of background information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands. There is also practical information on public transport services and accommodation. With their mild climate and relaxing atmosphere, the Isles make an ideal holiday destination, with stunning scenery, rich bird life and myriad wildflowers. Basking in sunshine, rising green and pleasant from the blue Atlantic Ocean, fringed by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, they reveal their charms to those who walk the headlands, sail from island to island and take time to observe the sights, sounds and scents of the landscape.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

... Booklet Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walking ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627097

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 103

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela (Camino Francés or Way of St James) is among the world's most famous pilgrimages: Christian pilgrims have travelled to the shrine of St James in Santiago, northern Spain, since the ninth century. This guide provides all the information you need to successfully cycle the Camino. The Camino Francés is the most popular variant of the Camino, linking St Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French-Spanish border with Santiago via Pamplona, Burgos and León. The guide presents the journey in 18 stages. Two versions of the route are described, the first (770km) based closely on the walkers' route and suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes; the second (798km) a 'road route' for road and touring cycles. It can be cycled in around 10-14 days and is very well provisioned. Clear route description and mapping are accompanied by notes on local points of interest, as well as background information on Spanish history and the history of the Camino. The practicalities are also thoroughly covered, including travel to and from the route, accommodation, facilities, kit and how to qualify for and obtain your Compostela (pilgrims' certificate). Whether you're seeking a spiritual journey, a physical challenge or just a holiday, the Camino promises an unforgettable experience - from the beautiful landscapes, historic towns and rich culture of northern Spain to the famed camaraderie with other wayfarers. Blending information with inspiration, this guide is an ideal companion to cycling this UNESCO-listed route.
Categories: Travel

Trekking in the Vanoise

Trekking in the Vanoise

... Booklet Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walking ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 863

A guide to the Tour of the Vanoise, a 150km hut-to-hut trek in the French mountains between Mont Blanc and the Ecrins, described in 11 day stages from Modane. Also included are the Tours des Glaciers de la Vanoise plus suggestions for other multi-day treks in the national park.
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Walking in Northumberland

Walking in Northumberland

36 walks throughout the county - coast, Cheviots, Hadrian's Wall and Pennines Vivienne Crow ... West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783626021

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 817

The book comprises 36 short walking routes between 4 and 14 miles in Northumberland, England's most sparsely populated county. Ranging from easy ambles and gentle woodland trails to long days on the hills, there is something for all types of walker - and all types of weather. Taking in the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, the whole county is covered. Most of the routes are circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of local bus services. The landscapes are rich in history, featuring Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles, and much more. The walks are divided into five geographical areas: north-east Northumberland, National Park (north), Kielder, Tyne Valley and National Park (south) and the North Pennines. Each walk description contains information on start/finish points, distance covered, total ascent, terrain, approximate walking time, grade, maps required, transport options, public toilets and refreshments, and is accompanied by 1:50k OS mapping. The book also includes a handy route summary table.
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Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall

Scotland Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland Ben Nevis and Glen Coe Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in ...

Author: Graham Uney

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783622030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 112

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking the Jurassic Coast

Walking the Jurassic Coast

Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils Ronald Turnbull ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking ...

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783622184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 475

This guidebook describes 30 walking routes along the Devon-Dorset coast. The majority of the routes hug the shoreline between Torbay and Swanage, while others venture inland on the Dorset Downs. The walks range in length from 3 to 20 miles (5 to 33km) and are suitable for most walkers, with shorter routes alongside plenty of more challenging, full-day hikes. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way and advice on the terrain covered. 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 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. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset, stretching between Exeter and Bournemouth, 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.
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Walking in Lancashire

Walking in Lancashire

40 walks throughout the county including the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley Mark Sutcliffe ... Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills ...

Author: Mark Sutcliffe

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 239

Offering 40 day walks in Lancashire, this guidebook explores the often-overlooked regions of Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and West Pennine Moors. With walks ranging from low-level valley trails to higher hill routes, this guidebook offers plenty of year-round walking options for active families and committed hikers alike. The walks are accessible from a range of nearby villages, towns and cities including Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster and Clitheroe. Lancashire showcases some of the most varied walking in the UK, featuring the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland AONB and limestone fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. These walks travel along green valleys, gritstone moors and untamed hillsides to explore remnants of Lancashire's rich history: The War of the Roses, the Pendle witch trials and the industrial heritage of the West Pennine Moors. Providing detailed route description and clear OS mapping for all 40 walks, this guidebook includes an introduction full of information about the area including accommodation, transport and access. The appendices contain a route summary table to help you plan your days out, while each walk offers notes on wildlife, history, geology and available refreshments.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking in the North Wessex Downs

Walking in the North Wessex Downs

... Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walking.

Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628865

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 961

Guidebook to 30 circular walks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes, which range from 7 to 21km (4 to 13 miles), take in parts of four counties - Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The North Wessex Downs are accessible hills rising above the towns and rural plains of southern England and rolling gently west from Reading and Basingstoke to Swindon and down past Marlborough to Andover. The walks allow you to explore parts of the Ridgeway National Trail, the Kennet and Avon Canal and stunning historic sites such as Avebury, the 3000-year-old Uffington White Horse, impressive Neolithic long barrows and Iron Age hill forts. Alongside clear route descriptions and OS maps are plenty of details about points of interest, as well as practical information on the area, from public transport links to ideal refreshment stops on each walk. The result is an ideal companion to exploring both the popular and untouched corners of the North Wessex Downs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking the Via Francigena pilgrim route Part 2

Walking the Via Francigena pilgrim route   Part 2

Scotland Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland Ben Nevis and Glen Coe Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in ...

Author: The Reverend Sandy Brown

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628643

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 115

An indispensable guidebook to walking the Via Francigena between Lausanne and Lucca. This is the middle section of the pilgrim route connecting Canterbury to the Vatican City in Rome, and passes through some of the Via Francigena's most beautiful and dramatic scenery. Starting at Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in Switzerland, the 725km route crosses the Alps into Italy at historic Great Saint Bernard Pass, descends through the Aosta Valley to the Po Valley, then climbs again to cross the Cisa Pass into Tuscany. The route is described in 32 day stages averaging around 23km a day, but can easily be customised to other itineraries. It is suitable for any averagely fit walker, although there are a few steep mountainous stages. Relevant variants are described, including options to make use of boat, bus and train connections, and it is possible to cycle all or part of the Italian portion of the route. In this guidebook, full stage directions are accompanied by maps showing the route line and the facilities available at different locations. Accommodation listings give invaluable information on low-cost pilgrim hostels and where to stay. There are useful city maps for Lausanne, Aosta, Ivrea, Pavia, Piacenza and Lucca, and a stage planning table lists intermediate distances between accommodation providers, so you can customise your own walking schedule. One of three volumes covering the complete Via Francigena.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking in the Peak District White Peak West

Walking in the Peak District   White Peak West

40 walks in the hills of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire Paul Besley ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking ...

Author: Paul Besley

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628704

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 810

This guidebook is the ideal companion for walkers who want to explore the western section of Derbyshire's White Peak area. Starting in towns and villages including Castleton, Ilam, Buxton, Tideswell, Hartington and Longnor, these day walks are perfectly suited for year-round trips to the Peak District and are suitable for walkers of all abilities. Across 40 day walks, this guidebook offers a range of routes that showcase the best of the Peak District landscape: rolling green hills rising up to limestone ridges, deep dales with meandering rivers, and limestone caves and pinnacles. There is plenty of history to explore too, with many walks visiting historical sites from Neolithic, medieval and industrial periods. Most of the walks range between 4 and 9 miles and can be enjoyed in 2-4 hours walking. As several start from the same car park or village, many walks can be combined for longer days out. Each walk features clear OS mapping and detailed route description interspersed with insights into the area's history, geology, art and culture, making this a brilliant guide for both navigation and learning about the Peak District.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Lake District Low Level and Lake Walks

Lake District  Low Level and Lake Walks

... Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walking on ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783620883

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 919

This guidebook describes 30 low-level day walks in the valleys, beside the lakes and on the low fells of the Lake District, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Each route is illustrated with OS map extracts, and range from 7 to 17km in length, with no technical difficulties over terrain from wide constructed trails to narrow paths on open fell. Walkers who know the Lakes well may have missed some of the lower gems covered here from delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns hidden in green folds on the hillside to tumultuous waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this guidebook aims to seek out the best lower level walks the Lake District have to offer. Located across the whole of the Lake District, the walks are divided into five sections: South Lakes (Windermere, Coniston, Duddon and the south), Central Lakes (Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere), Western Valleys (Eskdale, Wasdale and the Buttermere area), North Lakes (Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater) and Eastern Lakes (Ullswater and Patterdale).
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Joss Naylor s Lakes Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Joss Naylor s Lakes  Meres and Waters of the Lake District

... Vol 1 Wales Vol 2 England The National Trails Walking The End to End Trail Walking the Munros Vol 1 – Southern, ... Way Map Booklet Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 725

In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. Sure to inspire, it includes practical information for those looking to complete the route themselves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lake District High Level and Fell Walks

Lake District  High Level and Fell Walks

Scotland Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland Ben Nevis and Glen Coe Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783621651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 577

This guidebook describes the best 30 high level fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 4 - 14 miles (7 - 23km) and includes OS map extracts and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes. Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Walking the Munros Vol 1 Southern Central and Western Highlands

Walking the Munros Vol 1   Southern  Central and Western Highlands

Scotland Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland Ben Nevis and Glen Coe Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland ... The West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in ...

Author: Steve Kew

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 387

Half of a two-volume set describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland's 282 3000ft+ mountains, this guide covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. 69 demanding and inspiring routes are described, covering 139 Munro mountains. Including both popular and lesser-known routes, the guide is ideal both for Munro-baggers and those who simply love great mountain walking. This volume includes the iconic Ben Nevis, Buachaille Etive Mor and Aonach Eagach ridge as well as the Mamores, Grey Corries and Arrochar Alps. Volume 2 details the other 143 Munros, covering the northern Highlands, Cairngorms and Isle of Skye. The half-day and full-day walks and scrambles range from 7km to 48km (with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach). Detailed route description and 1:100K mapping is accompanied by information on difficulty, mapping, parking, access and nearby accommodation. The guide also includes handy lists of the Munros, by height and alphabetically - perfect for peak-baggers - as well as useful details on Gaelic names.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cycling the Reivers Route

Cycling the Reivers Route

... West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking ...

Author: Rachel Crolla

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627226

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 483

As the wildest of the northern coast-to-coast cycle routes, the Reivers Route explores the rich Border Reiving history of northern England and the Scottish Borders. Travelling 173 mile (280km) from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, this four-day cycle tour takes in the Cumbrian coast, northern Lake District, Northumberland National Park and North Tynedale, offering memorable off-road cycling through Kershope Forest and around Kielder Water. The route offers both on and off-road cycling, and is suitable for cyclists using touring or hybrid bikes. Places to stay overnight include Carlisle, Bailey Mill and Bellingham. The guidebook also offers the Borderers Ride, an alternative coast-to-coast ride along the England-Scotland border from Gretna to Berwick-upon-Tweed. This route joins up the fantastic middle section of the Reivers Route with a route heading north via Wooler and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to finish at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Whether on the Reivers Route or the Borderers Ride, these cycle tours offer exceptional cycling on gated roads and quiet cycle paths as they explore rolling hillsides, remote forests and plenty of historic sites. This guidebook provides everything you need to enjoy a successful cycle tour on the Reivers Route or Borderers Ride. Each stage includes detailed 1:100,000 mapping, profiles and comprehensive route description containing insights into points of interest along the way. The introduction offers plenty of information about the area's history, as well as practical advice about suitable bikes, equipment, and transport to and from the route. The appendices feature useful contacts for bike shops and available accommodation.
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Cycling Land s End to John o Groats

Cycling Land s End to John o  Groats

... West Highland Way Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl Walking Highland Perthshire Walking in the Cairngorms Walking in the Pentland Hills Walking in the Scottish Borders Walking in the Southern Uplands Walking in Torridon Walking ...

Author: Richard Barrett

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 136

A concise guide to cycling LEJOG - Land's End to John o' Groats - describing an idyllic route that follows quieter roads and traffic-free paths but without too much meandering. Covering 1000 miles, the route is divided into 14 stages and can be comfortably ridden in two weeks. Easy-to-follow route descriptions are accompanied by clear mapping and useful gradient profiles, together with route highlights and points of interest, of which there are many. Invaluable tips and tricks are also included from preparing yourself to preparing your bike, together with logistical advice such as getting to and from the start and finish, accommodation options and more. In addition to the main 14-stage schedule (which includes an alternative option through Central Scotland), longer and shorter schedules are also suggested, making it easy to prepare a personally tailored adventure. The route, which passes through a diverse range of landscapes, from almost sea level across the Somerset Levels to over 1400ft through the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains, showcases some of Britain's best cycling. It is a must for anyone who's ever been remotely tempted to take on this iconic end-to-end challenge.
Categories: Sports & Recreation