The classic high-level walk from Irish Sea to North Sea Originally devised by the legendary Alfred Wainwright, the Coast-to-Coast Walk has steadily become one of Britain’s most popular long-distance walks, and it is not hard to see why. Planned to seek out the most spectacular high ground across the country, it takes you from the sea in the west to the sea in the east via three of England’s loveliest National Parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Its 192 miles, from the quiet Cumbrian village of St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay, are a substantial test of endurance that will take even a fit walker a fortnight to accomplish, but also a wonderfully varying walk, from sea cliffs to craggy mountains and lakes, then across rolling dales and finally heather moorland. For everyone who reaches Wainwright’s Bar at journey’s end on the North Yorkshire coast it will have been the walk of a lifetime.
The first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the classic Coast to Coast Walk. From St Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale and the North York Moors and ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea, this 190-mile walk has over the years become one of the best-loved long-distance routes in the world. First devised in the early 1970s, the walk has prompted countless enthusiasts to lace up their walking boots and follow Wainwright's example, and inspired TV series by Tony Robinson for Channel 5 and Julia Bradbury for BBC Four. This brand new edition of the Pictorial Guide contains Wainwright's hand-drawn route maps and his inimitable commentary, with the route, maps and text completely revised and brought fully up-to-date by Chris Jesty.
Guidebook and Ordnance Survey map booklet to the Coast to Coast Walk. The route stretches some 188 miles (302km) from St Bees on Cumbria's west coast to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. It is suitable for most fit walkers and can be comfortably walked in around a fortnight. The full Coast to Coast route is described from west to east in 13 stages of between 10 and 21 miles, with high and low-level alternatives for crossing the Yorkshire Dales and comprehensive route summaries for those preferring to walk the trail in the opposite direction. The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide are illustrated by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. The route description links together with the map booklet at each stage along the way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack. A comprehensive trek planner offers a helpful overview of facilities on route, and full accommodation listings and useful contacts can be found in the appendices. There is also a wealth of background information covering geology, history, wildlife and plants, and a list of further reading.
Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.
The Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Wainwright himself, stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the East coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the West, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. This Pictorial Guide, first published in 1973 and updated in 1992, contains Wainwright's original text and his hand-drawn black-and-white route maps for this much - loved walk.
Travels of an Everyday Man follows the adventures of David Ferguson Elliott, as he discovers countries far and wide. His impressions of cultures around the world will delight you and leave you waiting for his next book, showcasing his further travels. When the author was a young man, he broke his leg while rock climbing. For rehabilitation therapy, he began taking long-distance treks. See the world through the eyes of a man who ventured throughout Britain, then on to Morocco, where he ascended Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Afterward, he began a solo crossing of the western half of Switzerland, and then visited Japan to climb Fujiyama. Accepting a challenge to raise money for cancer research, Elliott completed a 100-kilometer walk in the Himalaya. He climbed Kala Pattar, which is 5,550 meters high, and is revered for its spectacular views of Mount Everest. His book is peppered with wildlife sightings and contains 42 photos. First-time author David Ferguson Elliott is completing a second book about his travels to other parts of the world.He is inspired by mountain climber Norman Croucher, who suffered a serious accident and amputation, but still went on to climb mountains. Elliott is retired and is free to travel where the spirit takes him. He grew up in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and now resides in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, Spain. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TravelsOfAnEverydayMan.htm
Walking through Ireland, from the Atlantic coast to Dublin, through glorious mountain and river country, offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. Linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way, the Irish coast-to-coast walk joins Dublin in the east with Bray Head in the southwest. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes found along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide provides a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland and details of accommodation along the way. It divides the 370-mile route into 21 day stages, and the route for each stage is shown on Irish OS maps.
Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter
Author: Dan Bailey
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.
"...all the makings of a comedy classic..." Ian Timms - Presenter, BBC Radio Cumbria. Read this hilarious account of one couple's adventures walking Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast Walk across northern England. It is nominally a diary of their progress through the magnificent landscapes of Lakeland, Swaledale, and the North York Moors, that have made this one of the most popular long-distance walks in the world, but the story is also laced with numerous comic asides, witty reflections, and humorous portraits of their fellow 'Coasters' and the people who offer accommodation along the route. An ideal travelling companion for first-time Coasters or a delightful memory-jogger for experienced old hands with a sense of humor. "...a highly entertaining and humorous book." John Burland - The Wainwright Society
The new Rough Guide to England is the definitive insider's guide to a country rich in history, heritage and culture. Now in full colour throughout, this fully updated guide has clear maps, detailed itineraries and regional highlights. Now available in PDF format. There's practical information and advice on visiting England's beautiful countryside and coastline, as well as the many diverse cities, towns and picture-postcard villages. Don't miss a thing with up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, from boutique hotels to budget hostels, the most authentic pubs and new-on-the-scene restaurants, and the most exciting activities and experiences. Whether you're camping on a remote Cornish peninsula, hiking in the Peak District, being pampered in a spa town or browsing markets in London's East End, explore every corner of this superb country with easy-to-use maps and detailed sights information. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to England.