WALKING, HIKING, TREKKING. Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to the Peak District features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Staffordshire, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color-coded according to difficulty, and walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface, and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.
Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the Lake District, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color-coded according to difficulty, and walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface, and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.
Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of West Yorkshire, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color-coded according to difficulty, and walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface, and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.
Joe Shelby -- a brilliant and daring combat reporter for a big magazine he refers to as "the comic" -- is an Englishman who is at home only in the world's trouble spots -- Chechnya, Rwanda, Gaza -- where he is face-to-face with murder, starvation, war crimes and the sound of bullets whistling past his ears. Now, after a life of triumphs, he must confront challenges he never imagined: lost love, incurable illness and failure both in his work and on his beloved high mountains. His partner is glamorous French photographer and former fashion model Faria Duclos: beautiful, cool, sexy and wildly intoxicated by taking incredible risks as she puts her life in jeopardy to capture with her battered Leica camera both war's killers and their victims -- a woman high on danger who, in her own way, loves Joe. Eva Kimberly is a privileged white Kenyan about to marry her childhood sweetheart, Jeremy Davenport, when Joe and Faria explode into her life at a fancy lawn party given by her wealthy father. At once the story of a complex love triangle and a novel about risk taking and politics, Alan Cowell's A Walking Guide uses an ostensibly simple mountain climbing expedition to explore the more complex inner struggles of its main character, Joe Shelby. On one level it is the story of a fit young war correspondent, fresh from the conflicts of the Middle East and Africa, coming to terms with a diagnosis of terminal disease that could cripple and kill him even as he walks high in the mountains. And as he walks, he is challenged to draw on reserves of courage far greater than those required by combat reporting. Confronted with hard trails and worsening weather in the rugged hills of the English Lake District, he must decide whether to pursue his goal -- England's highest peak -- or abandon the attempt. He presses on, with perilous consequences. A Walking Guide is also the story of tangled emotions involving two women whose relationships with Joe Shelby offer competing definitions of love as passion and trusting companionship. Shelby veers between photographer Duclos and "white African" entrepreneur Eva Kimberly, finding ultimately that his illness makes crucial choices for him. Finally, A Walking Guide is the story of a man adrift from his roots, seeking to find identity after a life bridging the Atlantic and living in the danger spots of the world. This novel brings Cowell into the rarefied company of such writers as Graham Greene and John le Carr#&233;, in a book that brilliantly dissects the convergence of love, risk and danger.
This compact guide details some of the best circular routes in the Peak District National Park ranging from between 8 and 13 miles long and taking in the high moors, the tors and edges, and limestone country.
'More Peak District' contains 28 circular walks exploring the wide range of landscapes offered by the UK's most popular National Park.
Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot, and has written and broadcast about its history, landscape, wildlife and people for over 25 years. Now, in this extensive new volume, he selects his top 200 routes from his hugely popular Times column, A Good Walk.More than just a basic guidebook, this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer. From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Barrowdale, this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book, and features trails to suit all skill levels and references, whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging.Each of the featured walks contains: - Detailed description as featured in The Times column- Postcode and OS grid reference start point- Instructions on how to get there- Distance and grade so readers can suit walks to their ability, fitness and mood- Simple step-by-step walk instructions- Beautiful colour photograph for each walk- Full colour, clear and up-to-date map- Food and accommodation details for the hungry travellerFeaturing stunning photography and using Christopher's trademark with and lyricism, this is the perfect gift for ramblers anywhere.
Walking is one of Britain’s favorite leisure activities, and this guide to Yorkshire features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Featured are all of the practical details you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color coded according to difficulty, and annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Each has a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.
A guide to walking the southern dales of the White Peak area of the Peak District, England UK, between Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton and Leek. In 1951 the Peak District - 555 square miles of breathing space between the cities of Manchester and Sheffield - became the UK's first National Park and rightly so. This much-loved landscape has cultural integrity, geographical variety, treasured wildlife habitats and lots of recreational opportunities. Its rockier southern half, the White Peak, takes its name from the underlying limestone and is a charming mosaic of idyllic villages, pastures, woods and valleys. The walks in this guide explore both the high rolling plateau and the seclusion of the side dales, following the twists and turns of the Dove, Manifold and Hamps rivers. The book offers a wide selection of easy circular routes of up to 10 miles, illustrated with OS map extracts and forms one of the first two books in Cicerone's three-volume series on the Peak District.
The Peak District is a remarkable area of contrasting yet compatible characters: the rolling limestone of White Peak country and the brooding, atmospheric moorland of Dark Peak terrain. The AA Guide to The Peak District gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to this wonderful region. From the origins of mass rambling on Kinder Scout to the ducal home of the Devonshires at Chatsworth, each entry is packed with the very best sites to see, things to do, recommendations for eating and drinking, and places to explore nearby. With everything from local legends to must-see festivals and events, this authoritative and practical guide ensures you will never be lost for something to do.
From the Front Range to the West Slope, Colorado boasts beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 125 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. From Crestone to Telluride, Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs, Walden to Westcliffe, Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the state to view the most spectacular waterfalls.
Walking is one of Britain’s favorite leisure activities, and this guide to the Yorkshire Dales features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Featured are all of the practical details you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color coded according to difficulty, and annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Each has a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.
Franz Hessel (1880--1941), a German-born writer, grew up in Berlin, studied in Munich, and then lived in Paris, where he moved in artistic and literary circles. His relationship with the fashion journalist Helen Grund was the inspiration for Henri-Pierre Roche's novel Jules et Jim (made into a celebrated 1962 film by Francois Truffaut). In collaboration with Walter Benjamin, Hessel reinvented the Parisian figure of the flaneur. This 1929 book -- here in its first English translation -- offers Hessel's version of a flaneur in Berlin. In Walking in Berlin, Hessel captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording the seismic shifts in German culture. Nearly all of the essays take the form of a walk or outing, focusing on either a theme or part of the city, and many end at a theater, cinema, or club. Hessel deftly weaves the past with the present, walking through the city's history as well as its neighborhoods. Even today, his walks in the city, from the Alexanderplatz to Kreuzberg, can guide would-be flaneurs.Walking in Berlin is a lost classic, known mainly because of Hessel's connection to Benjamin but now introduced to readers of English. Walking in Berlin was a central model for Benjamin's Arcades Project and remains a classic of "walking literature" that ranges from Surrealist perambulation to Situationist "psychogeography." This MIT Press edition includes the complete text in translation as well as Benjamin's essay on Walking in Berlin, originally written as a review of the book's original edition."An absolutely epic book, a walking remembrance." -- Walter Benjamin
Guidebook to 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Dolomites. The routes, which carry an Alpine (and when appropriate, a Volo/Toponeige) grading, range from 5km to 18km, taking between 2 and 7 hours to complete. The routes are based in and around areas such as Canazei, Arabba, Corvara and San Martino, taking in stunning scenery, quaint villages and enchanting mountain vistas. Clear route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K mapping and photo topos, together with information such as total ascent and descent (as well as aspect), expected duration of route and equipment required. Also provided is invaluable practical advice on things such as mountain safety and navigation, equipment, transport options to, from and around the Dolomites, ski passes, accommodation and more. Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the Dolomites offer endless winter escapades. Those who venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry (whether by ski or by shoe) will discover a veritable winter wonderland.
The Peak District, with its gentle limestone White Peak and the wilder more dramatic gritstone Dark Peak, is a superb walking area. Explore the district with these 20 walks, all of which are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to really appreciate the stunning scenery of the Peak District. INCLUDES:* 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under. * Each walk has a detailed 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route. * The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families. * Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk. The perfect guide for afternoon walks near to Chesterfield, Sheffield, Matlock, Buxton and Macclesfield.
Whether your taste runs to an easy stroll or a trek to a high peak, anyone can discover the beautiful Berkshire Hills using this detailed, well-organized guide. For almost fifteen years, Hikes & Walks in the Berkshire Hills has been the authority for those seeking to enjoy the Berkshires on foot. Often compared to the English Lake District, the Berkshires abound with country lanes, scenic vistas, and forest trails for hikers and strollers of all abilities. A region famed not only for natural beauty but also for culture, the Berkshires also offer theater, music, museums, historic homes, and scores of country inns, B&Bs, and restaurants. This newly revised and updated edition includes 12 new hikes and walks to discover in addition to: 56 hikes or walks, with variations 38 maps, with illustrated landmarks and USGS topographic relief Colorful background on 21 Berkshire towns Commentary on Berkshire natural history, local history, and flora and fauna Also included are guided walks for people with disabilities; a special section about the area's long hikes and trails, such as the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails; a detailed appendix for where to find boots, books, maps, and packs; and a bibliography for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating region. 15 black & white photos and 37 maps.
In this brand new range of practical little walk guides endorsed by the Ramblers, all featured routes are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours, making each one perfect for an afternoon stroll. 20 walks are included, all using clear maps to show the route plus easy-to-follow walk descriptions. Each adventure features a detailed Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route, and all trails have been chosen taking parking, refreshments, and other details into consideration in order to make life easy for families. All guides include general information on walking and the general areas covered, interesting facts about the things you'll encounter along the routes, and striking color photographs of each course's picturesque scenes. The Peak District offers two contrasting landscapes: the gentle limestone White Peak with its intimate wooded dales and steep-sided gorges and the wilder, more dramatic gritstone Dark Peak with its wild moorland, both offering a variety of superb walking areas.

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