This guidebook describes 16 routes across Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree, suitable for a wide range of abilities, and exploring coast, mountains and wilderness. The 15 day walks include a challenging round of the Rum Cuillin, and the one 3-day 55km backpacking route heads around the Rum coastline, sometimes over pathless and tough terrain. Each route provides OS 1:50,000 mapping, information on distance, ascent, time and terrain, as well as details of any variants or shortcuts. The Small Isles are often called the hidden gems of the Western Isles, providing a walking paradise for those seeking wilderness and solitude, alongside the better-known Rum. Highlights include, on Rum, the towering volcanic peaks of the Rum Cuillin, Kinloch Castle, Kilmory bay; An Sgurr and Cleadale on Eigg; Canna's towering cliffs and rock stacks; the verdant landscape and sparkling shores of Muck; and the white sand bays and flower-carpeted machair of Coll and Tiree. Each island is different and has its own introduction here, with detailed information on geology, history and wildlife, as well as local amenities.
30 day walks - Annecy, Vallée de l'Arve, Samoëns and the Chaîne des Aravis
Author: Janette Norton
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
A guidebook of walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 20km, based around Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights. The guidebook is divided into 6 areas covering the Arve Valley, the Haut Giffre valley, the Chaîne des Aravis, Plateau de la Borne and Lake Annecy. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out. There is advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words. Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With stunning views of high mountains as well as lower peaks to enjoy, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area. A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: North, is also available (ISBN: 781852848101)
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 36 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Ullswater, Haweswater, Troutbeck, Kentmere and Longsleddale valleys, with highlights including High Street, Place Fell and the Kentmere fells. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.
Off the west coast of Scotland, south of the Isle of Skye and north of Mull and Ardnamurchan, the islands of Coll and Tiree are the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides and have a reputation as being amongst Scotland¿s sunniest places. Together with the Small Isles archipelago of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna to the north, these Hebridean gems provide a remarkable range and variety of walking. The 36 routes in this book explore these six magical islands¿ rich histories and thriving wildlife as well as the fine sandy beaches, awe-inspiring cliffs and coves, wild interiors and dramatic mountain ranges which make them so special.
Scotland and its islands encompass more than 10,000 miles of breathtaking coastline. The 100 routes outlined by Andrew Dempster take in the quaint fishing ports, long sun-bleached strands and vast golf links of the east coast; the grand Gothic cliffs, natural arches and storm-tossed seastacks that comprise much of the fractured edge of the Atlantic; the kaleidoscopic wildflower carpet of the Western Isles machair; the romantic castles and Clearance settlements of Skye; and myriad idyllic secluded beaches and breathtaking clifftop vantage points. This unique guide covers the whole spectrum, from short hour-long beach strolls to serious full-day hikes that require mountain gear and total commitment. Compiled in a user-friendly format and containing maps and illustrations throughout, 100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland provides a wealth of walking possibilities for anyone with an interest in outdoor pursuits, with many of the walks also suitable for children.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Skye and the Small Isles is the ultimate travel guide to this captivating region of Scotland. It leads you through the area with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Skye's gourmet restaurants and the otherworldly Trotternish peninsula to stunning hikes and isolated beaches on the Small Isles. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the Scottish Highlands & Islands, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, events and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands. Now available in ePub format.
Footprint guides are written for intelligent and imaginative individuals looking for inspiration and new horizons. "A Foot in the Door" summarizes the highlights of a trip to Scotland, the characteristics of the country, and what to expect on a journey there. Covers local history and culture and profiles the best attractions in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Palaeocene Igneous Rocks of the Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides
Author: Charles Henry Emeleus
Publisher: National Museums of Scotland
Of the Geology of Rum (Pre-Paleocene, Paleocene). - EXCURSIONS: Kinloch and surroundings -- The Northern Marginal Zone (NMZ) -- Hallival and Askival -- The Central Intrusion -- The Canna lava formation in north-west Rum -- Minishal and north-west Rum -- The Southern Mountains and Dibidil (Kinloch - Allt na Ba - Beinn nan Stac - Lower Glen Dibidil -- Lower Glen Dibidil - Nameless and Forgotten Corries - Upper Glen Dibidil - Sandy Corrie - Sgurr nan Gillean -- Lower Glen Dibidil - shoulder of Sgurr nan Gillean - Papadil).
This title reveals the human story of the island of Rum, both in the tragedy of the clearance and in the interlude of the Bullogh period when the folly at Kinloch was built. It also covers the history of the island stretching back to the mesolithic period and the earliest settlements in Scotland.
This guide will help you experience the very best of Scotland. Whether visiting on pleasure or business, why settle for second-rate when you can be guided to so much that is outstanding? Here are thousands of recommendations that include the very finest of everything: places to stay and eat (whatever your budget), beaches and hill walks, bakers, haunted sites, places to take the kids, and more.
It's no surprise that Britain attracts more than 5 million visitors a year from the U.S. and Canada with its well-established historical heritage and regality. This guide is an in-depth look at Britain's cities, countryside, best walks and cycling routes. Photos. 101 maps.