Jane Austen's England
A Walking Guide
A member of the Ramblers Association as well as the Jane Austen Society, Anne-Marie Edwards is an ideal guide to the landscapes Jane Austen would have known. The 15 walks she describes, with maps showing footpaths and bridleways, visit the ‘originals’ of locations in the novels, such as Godmersham House, the Pemberley of Pride and Prejudice; the Bath Assembly Rooms; and the Cobb and ‘Granny’s Teeth’ at Lyme Regis, which feature in Persuasion.
Five Fascinating Walks Viewing the Homes of the Great and the Good
The Westminster districts of Mayfair, Marylebone and St James’s have a total of nearly 170 plaques marking the former residences of the great and the good. Arranged in five walks – you can start and finish where you like – this illustrated guide presents an informative profile of every person honoured with a plaque, including politicians, writers, artists and a single fictional character (Ziggy Stardust).
Walking in England
Chosen to illustrate 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 includes routes in the Lake District, the Peaks, East Anglia and Dartmoor. An introduction to the area’s landscape and history, with colour photographs, accompanies the 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.
Walking the Himalayas
For six months, Wood and his guides trekked along the foothills of the Himalayas, through Afghanistan, Kashmir and Nepal. His account of the 1,700-mile journey explores the region’s history, politics and the lives of its people, including yak-herders, separatist fighters, Buddhist monks and blood-drinking shamans. Off-mint.
Britain's Best Walks
200 Classic Walks from The Times
Veteran ramblers and novice walkers alike have delighted in Christopher Somerville’s 'A Good Walk' column in The Times. This book presents 200 of the best, ranging across the UK from Glen Nevis to Romney Marsh, and from Dingle Marsh in Suffolk to the Mourne Mountains of County Down. Each walk is described in detail, with length and level of difficulty, directions to the starting point, advice on where to eat and stay, colour photographs and maps.
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 Cambridgeshire
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.
Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset
With its combination of moorland, hills and coast, Somerset is classic walking country. This practical guide describes 20 varied routes, including remote walks in the Mendips, flat and easy progress through the Levels, and views across the county from the top of Glastonbury Tor.
South Pennines and the Bronte Moors
Including Ilkley Moor
Published in partnership with the Ramblers' Association, the pocket-sized books in the Freedom to Roam series celebrate the right we all enjoy to explore open countryside. This volume on the South Pennines features twelve new walks of varying distance and difficulty. Each is accompanied by an Ordnance Survey map as well as a detailed description of the location including points of interest.
Walking Through Spring
An English Journey
Spring arrives a little later the further north you go, progressing at roughly walking pace. Beginning on the first day of the season on the south coast and arriving in Scotland on the last, three months later, Hoyland's epic walk follows the progress of new growth as he connects ancient tracks, green ways and footpaths for 500 miles, observing the flora and fauna along the way and drawing inspiration from favourite writers' reactions to the landscape he passes through.
Favourite Walks in Devon
With Local Authors and Walkers
From rugged coastal paths to rolling farmland and wild moorland, Devon is a county of varied terrain and one of the best places to go walking in Britain. Exploring the whole county, including Dartmoor, Exmoor, and the north and south coasts, this book of 16 guided walks compiles the favourite routes of experienced local ramblers and features maps, directions, local information and photographs of notable views and points of interest.
Secrets of the Hidden Source
In Search of Devon's Ancient and Holy Wells
Natural springs were revered by Devon's Celtic and early Christian inhabitants as places of healing and spirituality. Local place names give clues to their locations and many in fact still exist, hidden among modern town developments or in remote and neglected rural spots. This book explores the history of sacred wells in the county and seeks out over 90 surviving examples, with location photographs and notes on how to find them.
My Family and Other Rambles
Up until 1999, when a BBC Radio 4 producer asked her to present Ramblings, Clare Balding had galloped everywhere: 'I had no idea there were people who walked for the sake of it'. Hundreds of miles of rambling later, she had grown to love how walking side by side makes people reveal their stories. To explore her own story she embarked on a 'family adventure', walking with them along the 70-mile-long Wayfarer's Walk that passes their home in Hampshire.
The Lake District
Walks from Skiddaw to Scafell
Drawing on his four decades of walking and rock climbing in the Lake District, Jerry Rawson presents a guide to 21 walks that explore the valleys, summits, tarns and lakes of the Northern, North Western, Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Fells. Illustrated with maps and photographs, and graded for difficulty, the walks also reveal different facets of the Fells, including geology, people, history and the working landscape.