Great British Walks

100 Unique Walks Through Our Most Stunning Countryside

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846078830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 8503

This compact guide selects points of interest along the routes and provides for a range of outings, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes in areas from the Peak and Lake districts to the highlands of Scotland and the rolling hills of the South East.

100 Greatest Walks in Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715337752

Category: Great Britain

Page: 208

View: 6819

Includes 100 greatest walks in Britain that have been chosen by "Country Walking" magazine, Britain's walking journal, and contains the information you need to enjoy walking in the very best of Britain's countryside.

Unforgettable Walks

Best Walks With A View

Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1784298832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1066

A country girl at heart, Julia Bradbury's passion for walking and the great outdoors is a legacy from her dad and her childhood in rural Rutland and Sheffield where she went to school. She grew up exploring gently undulating hills and rugged green valleys. Now a mother of three, Julia once more pulls on her hiking boots and goes in search of Britain's Best Walks with a View for ITV. Join her as she sets out along eight of the UK's best-loved paths, showcasing Britain's beauty and opening our eyes to the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the stories, past and present, of the places and people she passes on the way. At once a practical guide and a love letter to the British countryside, Unforgettable Walks shows why our all-weather love affair with walking is still going strong. Julia's footsteps take her through the whole spectrum of Britain's diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Funny, inspiring and packed with beguiling characters, join Julia as she criss-crosses the country in sun, wind and rain, in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. The Walks Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk Yorkshire Dales: The Malham Cove Walk Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley Walk Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk

Countryfile Perfect Days Out

100 of Our Favourite Places to Visit

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849900078

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 6424

Countryfile is looking to extend its reach and build its brand with a major new multimedia event that will enable its viewers to get fully involved with this much-loved series. The series will be a call-to-arms for the British people to get out and enjoy the countryside: Favourite places Staycations

Walking in Britain

Author: David Else,Sandra Bardwell,Belinda Dixon,Peter Dragicevich

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 174104202X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 492

View: 4649

From ancient trails in southern England and coastal paths in Wales, to windswept moors in northern England and mountain ascents in Scotland, your opportunities for walking in Britain are as varied as the landscapes, people and cultures of this island. In This Guide: Over 50 detailed descriptions for walkers of all levels. Ridges, Rivers & Romans color section outlining the range of walking options in Britain. Foreward by Christine Elliott, chief executive of the Ramblers' Association. Two-color maps for all featured walks. Essential accommodation and transport information. Expert advice on equipment, health and environmentally responsible walking.

Canal Walks

Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232495

Category: Canals

Page: 112

View: 5226

Seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury dons her walking boots once again to explore the canals of Britain and their accompanying towpath trails. Accompanying the four part BBC television series, the walks featured in this book follow a hidden network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, perfect for walkers wanting to explore on foot. It was canals that transformed Britain into an economic superpower, the transport arteries at the heart of an expanding industrial age. By the late 1700s Canal Mania was sweeping the nation and a new and growing network of transport superhighways dominated the landscape. Canals had arrived connecting towns and cities with Britain's industrial heartlands and export hubs. Here are four of the best walks, all offering an insight into Britain's industrial heritage. Navigating Highland Glens, rolling countryside, river valleys and our industrial heartland these waterways cut a sedate path through some of the country's finest scenery. Today, over 2,000 miles of restored canals offer a gateway into a different world. This book covers four different walks: 1. Llangollen Canal- 'A Stream Through The Skies' (North Wales) 2. Caledonian Canal- 'From Coast to Coast' (Highlands) 3. Worcester & Birmingham Canal- 'Industrial Revelations' (Birmingham) 4. Kennet & Avon Canal- 'Restoration & Renaissance' (Bath)

Great British Seasonal Walks

Author: National Trust,

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358077

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2537

A glorious celebration of the seasons and the simple pleasures of walking from the archives of the National Trust. This pocket-sized book has a perfect country walk for every time of year. The 100 walks show you the highlights of every season, from the beautiful bluebell woods of spring and the wildflower meadows of summer to the spectacular colours of autumn and the stark grandeur of winter. The routes cover all of Britain (including Scotland) and they’re all easy or moderate in their difficulty – ideal for relaxed strolls and families. As well a map and comprehensive directions, each walk has information about other fun activities in the area and nearby cafes and restaurants.

Julia Bradbury's Wainwright Walks

Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6777

DIV The companion to the BBC series Wainwright Walks, with Julia Bradbury following in the footsteps of famous fell-walker and guide writer AW Wainwright. The series includes beautiful aerial sequences of Lakeland icons Blencathra and England's tallest mountain Scafell Pike. It was first broadcast in 2008 and regularly repeated on BBC4 and BBC2, most recently in December 2011. The book collects together all ten of the walks from Series I and II, with clear directions and Julia's commentary on her experience of the walks. Stills from the original series are augmented by the famous line drawings from Wainwright's original books, and evocative landscape photography by Derry Brabbs. /div

Great British Walks

Short Walks in Beautiful Places

Author: Jilly MacLeod

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781909881235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 3476

The National Trust cares for some of the most spectacular countryside in Britain. This guide features 100 walks from across the country, from the ancient majesty of Avebury's stone circle and the wonder of Giant's Causeway to the dramatic peaks towering about Lake windermere. The walks are organised by region, making it easy to explore historical sites, spot wildlife and stunning views wherever you are. The routes are graded according to ease, from two to eight miles in length, to include family-friendly rambles across parkland, adventurous hikes and everything in between. With information on transport links, facilities, local attractions and fun stuff for the kids, along with maps of each route, this is the perfect guide for exploring Britain's countryside and discovering your new favourite walk.

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals--and Other Forgotten Skills

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192417

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 1149

If you're walking with Tristan Gooley, leave your smartphone at home! Gooley's more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book,The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature's clues. Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers' eyes to nature's hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!

The Times Britain's Best Walks

200 Classic Walks from the Times

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008287184


Page: 336

View: 8742

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.

An Illustrated Country Year

Nature Uncovered Month by Month

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181347

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 9802

A Country Year - Nature uncovered month by month is an amusing and informative anthology of nature through the year.

1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781760631413


Page: N.A

View: 9106

An essential reference guide for all those who love to get out of their cars, get off their bikes, and lace up their walking shoes.

Britain's Best Coastal Walks

Author: Andrew McCloy

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847737519

Category: Coasts

Page: 160

View: 8354

'Britain's Best Coastal Walks' celebrates the varied treasures to be found on the coastlines of England, Wales and Scotland. Andrew McCloy has devised 15 two- to three-day walks along sections of Britain's most famous coastal paths, which are shown on clear and detailed maps.

Britain's Highest Mountain Walks

Author: Jeremy Ashcroft

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007488216

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 6032

An essential guidebook to Britain's most popular and classic mountains. From the mountaineering editor of Trail magazine this illustrated guide describes 170 of the best walking and scrambling routes and five 'challenge' routes.

The Fight for Beauty

Our Path to a Better Future

Author: Fiona Reynolds

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780748760

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7879

We are using the resources of this planet as if we had three to depend on, not one. The threat of climate change looms large, yet our vision for the future remains based on materialism rather than values. While our politicians compete for economic credibility, there is no one with any power or influence who is showing us a different path. Conservationist and campaigner Dame Fiona Reynolds makes the case for the power of beauty and how it can lead us towards solutions to present crises. She demonstrates the irresistible way in which it forces its way into our decisions and debates. A stirring polemic, The Fight for Beauty warns of the dark future ahead but also demonstrates that this isn’t inevitable – an alternative future is within our reach, if there is a will and a want to work hard enough to achieve it.

The Naked Shore

Of the North Sea

Author: Tom Blass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834022

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4618

Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked – even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It's not all grim, though: the seaside holiday was born on North Sea beaches, and artists, poets and writers have been as equally inspired by glinting sun on the wave-tops as they have the drama of a winter storm. With a wry eye and a warm coat, Tom Blass travels the edges of the North Sea meeting fishermen, artists, bomb disposal experts, burgermeisters – and those who have found themselves flung to the sea's perimeters quite by chance. In doing so he attempts to piece together its manifold histories and to reveal truths, half-truths and fictions otherwise submerged...

Somerville's 100 Best British Walks

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Haus Pub.

ISBN: 9781907973727

Category: Great Britain

Page: 550

View: 4382

Christopher Somerville is one of Britian’s best–loved walking journalists and personalities. Somerville’s 100 Best BritishWalks presents a personal selection of his best walks around Britain.Laid out by region, with over forty illustrations and area maps showing walk locations and easy-to-follow directions,this volume is a treasury of anecdote, observation and description, as well as a comprehensive guide to walking yourway through Britain.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7024

A Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves. In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off by snow without electricity or running water, the happiness of spring and the lambing season, and the backbreaking tasks of summertime – haymaking and sheepshearing – inspiring us all to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

A Natural History of the Hedgerow

and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659357

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 5593

It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our landscape and our fellow species. One of Britain's best known naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (as well as ditches, dykes and dry stone walls) - from the arrival of the first settlers in the British Isles to the modern day, when we have finally begun to recognise the importance of these unique ecosystems. His intimate knowledge of the countryside and its inhabitants brings this guide to life, whether discussing the skills and craft of hedge maintenance or the rich variety of animals, plants, algae and fungi who call them home. Informative, practical, entertaining and richly illustrated in colour throughout, A Natural History of the Hedgerow is a book to stuff into your pocket for country walks in every season, or to savour in winter before a roaring fire.