Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks

Author: Julian Perry

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria, Europe - in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks. 12 two to three-day routes including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks, with comprehensive information about the rich and rare wildlife and plant life to be found. For fit and experienced mountain walkers.

Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks

Pirin, Rila and Central Balkans National Parks

Author: Julian Perry

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 872

A guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria. The routes are based in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks that cover the three wildest and most majestic mountain regions of Bulgaria. 12 superb two to four-day routes are described including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks. Each walk is broken down into day stages with each stage finishing at either a mountain hut or another suitable source of accommodation. The distance of each route varies from 7 to 61km in length and covers a variety of terrain. The routes described are challenging and aimed at fit, experienced mountain walkers. The trails are often physically demanding, with long steep ascents and descents, often over rocks and boulders. Furthermore, most of the ridge walks require a good head for heights - especially the exposed scramble along the Koncheto crest. For walkers and trekkers Bulgaria is an unexpected paradise, boasting an amazing variety of landscapes and an outstandingly rich biodiversity.

Walking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Italy's largest alpine national park

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 166

The 38 summer day walking routes in this guidebook explore the renowned Stelvio National Park in the Italian Rhaetian Alps. Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. The walks explore each of the Stelvio's valleys, are graded for difficulty and range from 4 to 18km. There is plenty for active holidaymakers; from easy strolls to strenuous climbs to panoramic summits for experienced walkers. The Stelvio's unspoilt landscape ranges from valley farmland to forested hillsides and alpine meadows, and up to a wilderness of rugged glaciated summits and ridges, the highest of which is Ortler, at 3905m. The guidebook also includes plenty of background information on local wildlife and cuisine, as well as planning details such as what to take and dos and don'ts. The guide also contains accommodation suggestions, including campsites, B&Bs, hotels and mountain huts in the National Parks picturesque towns and villages such as Bormio, Sulden and Martell Dorf. Close to Milan, Verona and Innsbruck, with good public transport throughout, the Stelvio National park offers extensive, spectacular Alpine walking, with this as the first English-language guide to the area.

Walks in the South Downs National Park

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 265

Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 4 miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular, and where possible begins and ends at a place accessible by public transport. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments like the Cissbury Ring, walking in the park proves a delightful experience mile after mile. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is information on the plants and wildlife of the Downs, as well as handy practical tips on accommodation, car parking and public transport.

Bulgaria (Other Places Travel Guide)

Author: Leslie Strnadel

Publisher: Other Places Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 243

Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, Bulgaria has slowly emerged as a refreshing European travel destination. The country's unique culture, rich history and natural beauty will captivate first-time visitors and have them coming back for more. Leslie and Patrick, the authors, served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Bulgaria, each spending over two years in the country. They lived, worked and played in local communities of Bulgaria while experiencing everything this Eastern European country has to offer. With the help of a national network of locals and expats, they have shared their unique insight and insider information throughout this book. To experience the real Bulgaria and to travel like a local, this book is a must.

Walking in Abruzzo

Gran Sasso, Maiella and Abruzzo National Parks, and Sirente-Velino Regional Park

Author: Stuart Haines

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 172

The essential guidebook for walking in Abruzzo, a wild and beautiful region of Italy which includes the Maiella and Gran Sasso national parks and Sirente-Velino regional park. 40 walks include the Val di Rose, the Prati di Tivo, and an ascent of Corno Grande, the highest point in the Apennines of peninsular Italy. Walks range from 4km to 25km and there are routes for all abilities. Alongside detailed route descriptions and maps there is advice on where to stay, access and parking information to get you to the start, and a useful Italian-English glossary. Despite being close to Rome, Abruzzo is one of Italy's least known and populated regions - a spectacular and harmonious blend of snowy mountains, grassy plains and forested canyons; of hillside olive groves, vineyards and long sandy beaches. Its stunning natural environments are protected in three national parks, one regional park and many smaller reserves. Thousands of years of history are reflected in a multitude of abandoned castles, hilltop villages and ancient farmsteads; religious dedication echoed in splendid abbeys, silent churches and remote hermitages.

Walking on Dartmoor

National Park and surrounding areas

Author: John Earle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 750

A guidebook to 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and surrounding area. Dartmoor is an area described as the last great wilderness of England. This Cicerone guide is an excellent introduction to the moor and the national park. The walks have been grouped into four large areas of Dartmoor: The South Moor; Widecombe Walks; The North East Moor; and The North West Moor. Most of the walks are circular and have been graded according to length (short, medium or long) and difficulty (easy, moderate and hard). The guide contains OS maps and photographs for every route. There are also outline suggestions for five longer routes on Dartmoor, as well as practical information on travel, advice on accommodation and how to make the most out of walking on Dartmoor.

Walking in Pembrokeshire

40 circular walks in and around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Author: Dennis Kelsall

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 742

Guidebook to 40 circular walks in Pembrokeshire in Wales. The routes, which range from 1 to 12 miles, take in the dramatic beauty of the national park and its coast, the Daugleddau and the Preseli Hills, while exploring wooded gorges, prehistoric hillforts and medieval castles. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. For each route, information is also given regarding parking and public transport options, as well as toilets and refreshments available along the way. The guide also includes a useful route summary table, plus information on tides, the terrain, and weather in the region. This collection of walks includes something for everyone, from novices to experienced ramblers. None of the walks demand technical skill and, in good weather, pose few navigational problems. Whether following the coast, wandering the hills or exploring the valleys and woods, the walking everywhere is superb and will invariably reveal something unexpected along the way.

Walking the Lake District Fells - Patterdale

Helvellyn, Fairfield and the East

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 711

This guide describes ascents of 35 Lake District fells that can be climbed from Patterdale, Ambleside and the Grasmere, Thirlmere and Ullswater valleys. The area is home to some of Lakeland's most celebrated peaks - including the mighty Helvellyn, commanding over the classic arête scrambles of Striding Edge and Swirral Edge - with many summits connected by airy ridges affording great views and highly pleasurable walking. Unlike other guidebooks which describe a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, the aim of the Walking the Lake District Fells series is to offer all the options. These are presented as numbered sections which can be combined to create infinite possibilities - from simple ascents to longer ridge routes. You'll find the classics and popular routes alongside less traditional alternatives perfect for the wandering spirit. The series gives you both the freedom to devise your own routes and the information to make informed decisions, thanks to the clear descriptions of the routes, terrain, hazards, interesting features and safe descent paths should the weather close in. Also included are a handful of classic ridge routes for longer fell days. Mark Richards' inimitable text is complemented by HARVEY mapping and the author's own beautiful sketch topos and panoramas. Perfect for keen hillwalkers and peak-baggers alike and ideal both for pre-planning and use on the hill, Walking the Lake District Fells is the new incarnation of the Fellranger series, which sees the volumes updated and trimmed to a more practical size. These true connoisseurs' guides are sure to inspire you to get out and explore the beautiful fells of Lakeland. For those collecting fell summits, a 'Fellrangers' hill list register can be found on the Long Distance Walkers Association website.

Walking Lake Como and Maggiore

Day walks in the Italian Lakes

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 374

This guidebook describes 30 walks around Lakes Como and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The routes range from 3 to 20km in length and are graded 1 to 3. There is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs up panoramic peaks. The clear maps, inspirational photographs and information about accommodation and public transport options help to make this guidebook an ideal companion to exploring the exceptional scenery, views and culture of the Italian Lakes. A basic English-Italian glossary is also included. Picturesque Lago Maggiore has been working its magic on writers and visitors for centuries. Blessed with a mild climate and delightful position close to the Alps, it attracts flocks of admirers to its shores and islands adorned with sumptuous villas and gorgeous ornamental gardens, a legacy of the late Renaissance. Ever magnificent, the splendours of Lago di Como were broadcast by the likes of Pliny and Strabone back in ancient Roman times. Overseas visitors are attracted by the breathtaking scenery and romantic atmosphere, augmented by the host of villas and superb gardens, where pretty camellias and rhododendrons spill over terraces.

Walking on Harris and Lewis

30 day walks exploring the islands

Author: Richard Barrett

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 530

This guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The walks range from 2 and 14 miles (4 to 22km) in length, and are easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbet. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS 1:50,000 maps and dramatic photography. The routes take in most of the main summits as well as historical and geographical places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table, and advice on practicalities to make the most out of any walking trip on Harris and Lewis.

Walks and Treks in Croatia

mountain trails and national parks, including Velebit, Dinara and Plitvice

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 268

This guide describes 20 walks and 7 short treks in Croatia. Around half the routes focus on the striking limestone ranges of Gorski kotar and Velebit, which form part of the Dinaric Alps, but there are also routes in Dalmatia and on the Istrian peninsula, as well as four walks centred around the capital, Zagreb. They are easily accessible from the coastal resorts and main cities such as Zagreb, Rijeka and Split, and the guide includes advice on the most convenient bases. Showcasing Croatia's majestic scenery, the routes range from short, easy walks to more challenging treks and mountain traverses. Step-by-step route description is accompanied by clear mapping, and there are notes highlighting where refreshments are available on or near the trails. The treks make use of mountain huts and shelters, details of which are provided, although it is also possible to camp. The guide also includes information on local points of interest, fascinating overviews of Croatian history, plants and wildlife and a comprehensive English-Croatian glossary. Many routes take in the dramatic karst landscapes and peaks of Croatia's mountains; others explore the country's stunning national and nature parks - including the breathtaking UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes; yet more visit local attractions and highlights, such as Vrelo Cave and Pazin's castle and gorge.

Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East

42 walks in Derbyshire including Bakewell, Matlock and Stoney Middleton

Author: Paul Besley

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 100

This guidebook provides 35 day walks and 7 longer walks and trails exploring the eastern section of Derbyshire's limestone area. The walks are spread across the area, starting in pleasant towns and villages including Bakewell, Tissington, Eyam and Middleton. Largely travelling along well-marked paths over gentle rolling landscapes, these walks are suitable for walkers of all abilities. The day walks range between 4 and 12 miles in length, and are illustrated with extracts of 1:50,000 OS mapping, while the longer walks and trails are covered by 1:100,000 scale mapping. Walkers can use the longer trails to link day walks into longer routes or explore the area on the three-day White Peak Circular, starting in Birchover. While geologically fascinating with its layers of limestone and gritstone, the White Peak is also a landscape rich in history and art. These walks visit sites including medieval churches, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cromford Mill, and Eyam, a village devastated by plague in the 1660s. Out on the hills are stone circles and ancient sites such as the Neolithic burial site of Arbor Low.

Walking in the Engadine - Switzerland

Bernina, Engadine valley and Swiss National Park

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 152

Walking in the Engadine contains detailed route descriptions for 100 day walk routes that vary from 4 to 16km long in length. The routes cover a variety of terrain from luscious meadows and craggy mountains to glaciers and snowpeaks. Most of the walks described in this guidebook have been chosen with a particular viewpoint, lake, alp hamlet, hut or pass as the destination, while the principal objective of each walk is to enjoy a day's exercise among stimulating scenery. There's something for every walker's taste: gentle valley rambles for a family outing; craggy mid-mountain walks for the more adventurous; high-level routes that lead across glacier, snowfield and rugged passes for the experienced mountain trekker. Tucked away in the south-east corner of Switzerland, the Engadine is a region of lakes and mountains, home of the country's only national park, guardian of the Romansch language and location for some of the most sublime villages in all the Alps.

Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and easy walks - South

From Ffestiniog to the Dyfi, and Bala to the coast

Author: Alex Kendall

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 479

Through 30 day walks ranging from 3km to 18km, this guide offers opportunities for walkers of all abilities to explore the lowlands, moorland and estuaries of Snowdonia National Park. The second of two volumes to low-level and easy walking in Snowdonia, this guide covers the southern region between Llan Ffestiniog and Machynlleth. Other centres include coastal towns of Harlech, Barmouth and Aberdyfi, and lakeside settlements of Trawsfynydd and Y Bala. Famous for its northern mountains, the Snowdonia National Park also features an expansive coastline of sandy beaches and wildlife-rich estuaries. Inland, the landscape showcases mossy-banked rivers, gorges and thundering waterfalls in ancient broadleaved woodlands, while tranquil valleys and moorlands dotted with ruined castles, mines and forts provide panoramic views of surrounding mountains and lakes. Each walk features in-depth route description and 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 OS mapping, alongside a wealth of insights into the history, geology and wildlife of the area. The guide supplies what3words addresses for start and finish points and postcodes for car parks, as well as refreshments and facilities available on each route and an appendix of useful contacts.

Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and easy walks - North

Snowdon, the Ogwen and Conwy Valleys and the coast

Author: Alex Kendall

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 657

This guidebook describes 30 low level and easy walks that are suitable for all abilities. The hikes covered are in the northern part of Snowdonia National Park, close to Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis and Porthmadog. Most of the walks take around 2hr, with others ranging from 2 to 6hr. Each walk has an accompanying Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 map showing the route, easy-to-follow route descriptions and information on distance, time, ascent, refreshments and where to park. The guide also includes more general advice on walking in the area, historical information, and facts about the points of interest seen on each walk. In this part of Wales, neolithic settlements and Roman ruins stand beside the medieval castles of Welsh Princesses and the modern remnants of the mining industry. Myths and legends abound, and many walks relate to the stories of King Arthur and Merlin, Anfanc and Welsh fairies.

Torres del Paine

Chile's Premier National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 765

Guidebook to eight walking and trekking routes in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park. Three of these are multi-day treks, and four of them shorter day walks, as well as one multi-day trek in Argentina's Los Glaciares national park, also included are several excursions from Puerto Natales and El Calafate. Routes are arranged starting with the 10 -11 day Torres del Paine Circuit, (also known as the 'O' Circuit), followed by the shorter Half Circuit (the 'W') which can be walked in 4-5 days. The guidebook helps walkers and trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. While the Torres del Paine National Park offers a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to explore the region.

Walking in Essex

25 walks and a 96 mile 'across Essex' route

Author: Peter Aylmer

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 170

This guidebook describes 25 coastal and inland day walks covering the whole of the county of Essex, stretching from the Lea Valley in the west and the Thames in the south over to the North Sea and up to the River Stour in the north. Walks range from 4 to 18 miles and are mostly circular. Also included is a description of the Essex Way which crosses the county in 11 stages from Manor Park, on the fringes of London, to the port of Harwich - a distance of 96 miles. The walks are suitable for all abilities and there are shorter alternatives for many of the longer routes. With a huge variety of scenery and walking landscapes, Essex surprises and delights in equal measure. It boasts a 350-mile coastline (which, away from the busy seaside resorts, is barely known), numerous estuaries and river valleys, great and ancient forests, and more green lanes than any other English county except Dorset. Each walk is described step-by-step, illustrated with OS map extracts and packed with historical, and geological information about the landscape the route passes through.

Walking the Galloway Hills

35 wild mountain walks including the Merrick

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 661

This guide covers 34 day walks and one long-distance route in the wild and remote hills of Galloway. Although there are some shorter and easier routes, many of these hill walks are long and on rugged terrain, so are more suitable for experienced walkers. The walks cover the evocative areas of The Merrick, The Awful Hand, The Rhinns of Kells, the Minnigaff hills and Cairnsmore of Fleet, among others. The guide uses OS 1:50,000 maps with detailed route descriptions and inspirational photos accompanying each route. Key information such as distance, time, and ascent are given. A 'harshness' grade gives an indication of how rough the ground is expected to be, and suggestions of variants, shortcuts and ways to extend each walk are also given. Plenty of background information is given on the region's fascinating and important history. If you like your wild landscape really wild? If you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge? If you like to have one foot on bare rock and the other one deep in a peat bog? If you like your granite with goats on? Then Galloway is the place to go.