Walking in Scotland's Far North

Walking in Scotland's Far North

The 62 mountain walks in this guidebook cover Scotland's north west peninsula, north of Ullapool. The old counties of Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, and Caithness contain some of the country's most spectacular scenery, and boast many of the most shapely and challenging hills in the British Isles. Stack Polly, Suilven, and Ben Loyal have been favourite postcard peaks for generations, and many visitors come to the far north just to enjoy the unique scenery with its knobbly gneiss moors, jutting peaks, rugged coastline and unspoilt villages. Attractions include boat trips to offshore islands with impressive sea cliffs and colonies of sea birds, antiquities tracing Scotland's history from stone-age man to the clearances, and a number of low-level scenic attractions such as Britain's highest waterfall and some of the best beaches in the UK. For the more adventurous visitor, the hills offer many outings, from simple half-day walks to demanding multi-day expeditions, and all in Scotland's most wild and lonely terrain. This guide will be a valuable aid for any visitor to the area, giving information on camping and accommodation, road access, local bases, topography and climate, as well as 62 walking routes varying in length from 3km to 56km.

Walking in the North Pennines

50 Walks in England's Remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Walking in the North Pennines

A guidebook to day walks in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. The book includes 50 walks exploring England's 'last wilderness', ranging from 5 miles (8km) to 14 miles (23km). Most are circular, though there are some linear routes, and there is something to suit all abilities over a variety of terrain. Route descriptions are illustrated with OS mapping and colour photographs, and the book includes details of local transport services, accommodation and tourist information centres. The walks cover a variety of terrain, from flat railway trackbeds to pathless moorland, and provide the opportunity to explore the striking geological features and fascinating industrial heritage of the area.

Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

The Mercantour and Alpi Marittime Parks

Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging from 6km to 20km in length and suitable for a range of abilities. There are also 6 longer treks, including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du Mercantour and a 7-day traverse of the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime. Detailed route descriptions sit alongside colour maps, and there is full information about accommodation options down in the valleys and up in the mountains. Useful French-English and Italian-English glossaries of walking terminology are included, too. Rising to over 3000m above the sun-drenched French Riviera, the Maritime Alps form the western edge of the mighty Alpine chain. Wildflower lovers will also appreciate the remarkable range of flowers, including many unique to the area. Worlds away from the hustle and bustle and crowds of the coast this is a marvellous area for novice walkers and seasoned long-distance trekkers alike.

Coastal Walks in Andalucia

The Best Hiking Trails Close to Andalucía's Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines

Coastal Walks in Andalucia

A guidebook to 40 half and full day coastal walks in Andalucía. The graded routes, which are suitable for any reasonably fit walker, range from 6km to 19.5km and can be walked all year round. The walks are located in seven of the region's most beautiful National Parks and protected areas (including La Breña y las Marismas, Los Alcornocales y del Estrecho, La Sierra de las Nieves and Níjar-Cabo de Gata) and are mostly circular in nature, negating the need for any logistical legwork. Step-by-step route descriptions for each walk are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping, together with information about points of interest en route. Also included is a useful glossary and route summary table, plus all the practical information needed to explore Andalucía's coast on foot - equipment, safety, when to go, refreshments, accommodation and more. The picturesque coastline of Andalucía is a walker's dream. Sandwiched between mountain and sea, walkers are rewarded with both dazzling mountain vistas and stunning seascapes. The sense of history embedded in these ancient coastal byways - which dates back to ages past - is an added delight, making the walking all the richer.

Walking on Guernsey

Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm

Walking on Guernsey

This guidebook describes 25 short easy walks exploring the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. 20 of the walks described are on Guernsey. The routes are mostly circular, mainly on paths, tracks and quiet roads, and can easily be combined to make longer outings. Most walks are between 5 and 15km (3 and 9 miles) but the book also includes a description of the Guernsey Coastal Walk, a 63.5km (39 mile) walk around the entire coast of the island. Famed for its sunshine, its history and its wonderful coastline, Guernsey offers superb year-round walking. As well as clear route directions and mapping and practical advice on travel and accommodation, the book is crammed with fascinating information about these intriguing islands.

Walk in the Light

Walk in the Light

The Scottish Highlands in the eighteenth century have little to offer Rachel Calhoun and her brother. Their abusive father and grinding poverty make them long for another life. Idealistic young doctor Drew Wolfe befriends and tries to protect Rachel, and when he emigrates to Philadelphia, the Calhouns gladly accompany him. In their new country, Drew and Rachel marry, and as his helper, Rachel discovers a talent for medicine. She learns all that Drew can teach her. And then the Revolutionary War breaks out . . . "From the Paperback edition.

Scotland's Mountain Ridges

Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

Scotland's Mountain Ridges

A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.

Scotland's Best Small Mountains

Cicerone Press

Scotland's Best Small Mountains

A walking guidebook to 40 of the best small mountains in Scotland under 3000ft, with OS maps and routes described as day-walks with ascents accessible to non-climbers. The guidebook splits Scotland into seven areas - Sutherland and the far north, Torridon, Lochaber, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms, Glencoe, Arrochar, the Trossachs and the islands (Skye, Eigg, Mull, Arran). With routes that range in length and difficulty and alternative options given there is something for walkers of all abilities. The guide also includes background information on the mountains and places of interest, practical advice on each route and how to prepare and make the most out of these small mountains and information on history, geology, flora and fauna. The popularity of Munro-bagging - climbing all the mountains in Scotland over 3000ft - has left many of Scotland's finest mountains overlooked by walkers. What they lack in stature, they often more than make up for in beauty, views and character. This book champions just some of Scotland's best smaller mountains - from the surreal and striking landscape of The Storr in Skye, the pagan festivals of Ben Ledi in the Trossachs to the imposing and rugged ridges of Quinag in the Sutherland.

The Vampire in Lore and Legend

The Vampire in Lore and Legend

Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.