My Midsummer Morning
Rediscovering a Life of Adventure
With middle age approaching, the travel writer Alastair Humphreys decided to realize a long-standing ambition: to retrace his hero Laurie Lee’s 1935 walk through Spain, supporting himself by busking on the violin. Unfortunately, he couldn’t play the violin. In this memoir he tells how he overcame his fears, living simply, sleeping on hilltops, and meeting strangers on the hot and dusty road.
Walking in England
Chosen to introduce the variety of landscape within England, this collection of 20 scenic walks begins in Robin Hood’s Bay, the erstwhile smuggler’s haven on the Yorkshire coast, and features routes in the Lake District, the Peaks, East Anglia and Dartmoor. Also included are an introduction to the area’s landscape and history, colour photographs, and a description, map and practical information for each walk.
Where the Wild Winds Are
Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence
Nick Hunt narrates a journey on foot, watching the weather and listening to local lore, as he goes in search of Europe’s fiercest winds. He starts in the Pennines, walking to Cross Fell, to meet the demonic Helm, before travelling to Croatia and the Bora, the Föehn in the Alps and the Mistral in Provence.
Pennine Way Companion
A Pictorial Guide
Wainwright's classic guide to Britain's first long-distance path for walkers was originally published in 1968. This thoroughly updated, pocket-sized edition contains everything the modern rambler needs to follow the route from Derbyshire to Northumbria, through some of Britain's wildest and most beautiful landscapes: detailed maps, a running commentary, 300 drawings, a skeleton log, suggestions for those who prefer to tackle shorter sections ... and a little mild leg-pulling.
Batsford's Walking Guides: Thames Valley
20 Country Walks for All the Family
From its elusive source in Gloucestershire, the River Thames winds its way through woods, meadows and country towns to London. The walks in this book encompass peaceful forests within a stone’s throw of the capital, the Henley riverside, the high Chilterns patrolled by red kites, the historic Trout Inn, the ancient Ridgeway Path and the White Horse at Uffington.
Drive and Stroll in
These guides are tailor-made for anyone whose idea of a good day out is a drive to the country, followed by a leisurely walk and a meal at a local pub or restaurant. Each book provides route maps and directions for 20 circular walks, with photographs and information on how to drive to the starting point and where to park, a good place for refreshments and any local attractions or historically interesting sites along the way.