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.
Walking in England
This selection of 20 scenic walks ranges from the Lake District to the New Forest, from Robin Hood’s Bay to Dartmoor. Each entry has been written and compiled by expert local authors, and includes a clear, easy-to-follow route description and map. Information panels give details of distance, time required, gradient, difficulty and local facilities. Every location is illustrated with colour photographs.
Where the Wild Winds Are
Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence
In this unconventional travelogue, Nick Hunt is blown along by four of Europe’s fiercest winds: the Helm, which blasts the Pennines; the Bora, that scours the valleys of Slovenia; the ‘snow-eating’ Föhn of the Alps; and the Mistral of Provence. Along the way, he meets meteorologists, mountain men, sailors and shepherds, and learns how each of these named winds has its special characteristics, shaping lives, landscapes and communities.
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 the Breidden Hills of Powys 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.
Town Walks in Devon
Devon is acknowledged to have some of the most beautiful countryside and spectacular coasts in the country, but it also contains many fascinating and historic buildings. Including maps, photographs and historical notes, this guide provides circular walks around 15 of the most interesting towns in the county including the picturesque seaside towns of Dartmouth, Salcombe and Lynton, and the historic centres of Exeter, Tavistock and Okehampton.
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.
North: Bowes to Kirk Yetholm
The northern section of the Pennine Way runs from Cumbria, past Hadrian's Wall and across the Cheviots to the Scottish border. One of the most rewarding and challenging trails for the walker, the route is comprehensively explained in this guidebook, with Ordnance Survey maps, background information on history and wildlife, circular routes for shorter walks from the trail and details of public transport and accommodation.
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.
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.