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Walking Through Spring, Graham Hoyland - Walking Through Spring follows Graham Hoyland’s journey as he creates a new national trail, walking with the Spring from the south coast in March up to the border with Scotland, which he reaches on the longest day: the twenty-first of June. Avoiding roads, Walking Through Spring begins on the sea shore at Lymington, up through the New Forest, following the old ways to Salisbury and Bath, then heads north along the Cotswold Escarpment, up the River Wye through England’s secret county of Herefordshire to Offa’s Dyke. Hoyland takes us through John Lewis-Stempel’s famous meadowland, across the Malvern Hills and along canal tow-paths to the Pennine Way, Yorkshire Dales and the English Border country. The journey also engages with England’s rural characters: farmers, tractor drivers, pub landlords and narrow-boat owners. What does Spring mean to them? Is it really getting earlier every year? Away from the streams of gleaming cars and motorways, can Springtime help us reconnect with the old England of The Wildwood and Pan? Published April 16. 

ISBN: 9780008156121 - Walking Through Spring
 

Wayfarer's Dole: Rambles in the British Countryside, John Bainbridge - In a series of solitary journeys on foot the writer and novelist John Bainbridge explores the ethos of rambling and hiking in rural England and Scotland. On his journey he seeks out the remaining wild places and ancient trackways, meeting vagabonds and outdoors folk along the way and follows in the footsteps of writers, poets and early travellers. This is a book for everyone who loves the British countryside and walking its long-established footpaths and bridleways. And for the armchair traveller... Wayfarer's Dole takes its title from an ancient tradition - In medieval times pilgrims travelling the road through Winchester to Canterbury would halt at the St Cross Hospital, a place of rest and refuge for those on holy journeys, and demand the Wayfarer’s Dole - small portions of ale and bread to ease the hunger and thirst incurred on their travels.

AA 100 Best Walks in Northern England.  Published June 15.

 

The Walker's Year, David Bathurst - This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide those who love to roam through the natural rhythms and seasons of the year. Find out how to identify flora by colour and shape, discover routes of outstanding natural beauty and learn about the diverse wildlife that can be found across Britain. With useful notes pages for documenting your exploration of countryside, shore, cliffs and forests, this is a must-have for any lover of the great outdoors!
Published April 15.

ISBN: 9781849536967 - The Walker's Year

Maps and Socks: A Walker's Miscellany, Tom Paterson - Maps and Socks is an anthology of writings by authors who describe their experiences of walking at various times and in various places, without technical travel details. The weather is all-important to them. They discuss the reasons why they set off, where they went, and how they felt in the hills. They went by road, across plains, through forests, bee-lining across country (trespassing occasionally), on long-distance paths, over passes, and up into the hills. They may walk on into the night, and sleeping out may be an ecstatic experience or it may rain. They may walk too far and too fast, and then enjoy a rest. They may have a large pack hung with cooking utensils, or just take a sandwich in a side-pocket. Some prefer to walk alone and meditate or talk to themselves or the sheep; others enjoy walking in groups, and find that it encourages good talk. Alone or in groups it is natural to sing. When their walking days are over, they can relive past expeditions in diaries and maps alone or with old companions. Their descriptions all tally, although they are hard-put to explain it. It is a theme that runs through this anthology. Published July 13.

The Green Road into the Trees, Hugh Thomson - In the past, Hugh Thomson has written acclaimed books about Peru, Mexico and the Indian Himalaya. Now he returns to the most exotic and foreign country of them all - his own. Walking right across England, along ancient trackways and green grass roads, Hugh explores the way the country was and the way it is today: the legends, literature and natural world that define us, and the undercurrent of regret running throughout our history; what he calls 'the unicorn disappearing into the trees'. From coast-to-coast and through the heart of the countryside, he shows how older, forgotten cultures like the Celts, Saxons and Vikings lie much closer to the surface than we may think. It is a journey enriched and partly told by the characters he meets along the way. By taking it, Hugh casts unexpected light - and humour - on the way we live now.  Published March 13.

ISBN: 9780099558392 - The Green Road into the Trees

Never Mind the Quantocks: Stuart Maconie's Favourite Walks - "Never Mind the Quantocks", for the first time, brings together a selection of the finest columns from award-winning writer and broadcaster, Stuart Maconie - as seen in "Country Walking Magazine". It features over 50 insightful, witty and entertaining articles from the resident columnist, including festive walks, Lakeland favourites and pub treks. Readers will find this collection the perfect walking companion - whatever the season. Published March 12.

The National Three Peaks Walk: 4th edition. Including information on the 4th Peak Slieve Donard Northern Ireland, Brian Gordon Smailes.  Published January 09.

ISBN: 9781903568538 - The National 3 Peaks Walk

 

Our Coast to Coast Adventure, Steve Hackman - Steve Hackman, an American expat living in Hong Kong, first stumbles across an article on the Wainwright Coast to Coast hike while reading the travel section of a local newspaper. The piece described the popular long distance walk in North England that starts in the village of St. Bees on the Irish Sea Coast and ends 200 miles east at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. Between the two points lay some of the most majestic and awe inspiring portions of Great Britain. Follow Steve's journey as he overcomes health, financial, and personal challenges to make an incredible father and son dream become a reality and walk across the whole of England. Whether you are a parent who is looking for inspiration on how you can create a bonding "coming of age" event with your child or a hiker who is planning on tackling the hike yourself, Our Coast to Coast Adventure: An Ordinary Father and Son’s Extraordinary Walk Across England is a book for you.  Published November 14.

Coast to Coast with Wainwright, Alfred Wainwright and Derry Brabbs. This is a new edition of the classic photographic book containing the walk A. Wainwright devised in 1973, covering rights of way and areas of open access between the Irish sea and the North Sea. The route passes through three National Parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, all areas of outstanding beauty. Providing a wide and varied range of scenery with changing landscapes over a distance of 190 miles, it is one of the most challenging of long-distance walks. The text has been updated to take account of minor changes in the terrain and the result is not merely the most beautiful but also the most authoritative and useful book on the much loved Coast to Coast walk. For this new edition, many of the photographs have been retaken by the legendary lakeland photographer, Derry Brabbs. The result is the transformation of an already fine book into something spectacular.  Published February 09.

ISBN: 9780711229341 - Coast to Coast with Wainwright

For More Coast to Coast see Long Distance General

Coast to Coast Walk, Martin Wainwright - 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. Published June 12. 

For More Coast to Coast see Long Distance General

 

Beautiful Buggy Walks, Richard Happer - This inspirational new guidebook is the must-have accessory for new parents that want to get outdoors with their little ones. The 50 buggy-friendly walks range from an easy mile s amble around a stunning lake to a five-mile countryside tour of Northumberland s rugged, castle-spattered land. All are easy, with no stiles or other obstacles but all are spectacular walks in their own right. The routes are brought to life with beautiful photography, practical and inspiring design and imaginative writing with suggestions for picnic spots, play spots and points of interest along the way. Cool facts and anecdotes about the area are included in the info panel along with a quick-ref guide to each walk (how far; how easy; how long (walking time); plus rest & refresh info). A route map, detailed directions plus info on how to get to each start point are included, as are further-info websites and which OS map to use. Highlights include a trip to Yorkshire s breathtaking Aysgarth Falls, coastal strolls taking in Sussex's iconic Seven Sisters, easy breezes over spectacular Lake District scenery and walks around crumbling abbey ruins in Yorkshire.  Published May 12.

ISBN: 9781906889531 - Beautiful Buggy Walks

Country Walks Near London, Nick Channer - Are you looking to escape London for a few hours? Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll, but don't want to take your car? Inside Pathfinder Guide to Country Walks near London are 28 fantastic country walks all starting and finishing at railway stations and within easy reach of London mainline railway terminals. Suitable for walkers of all abilities, this selection of rural walks is hand-picked from eight current best-selling Pathfinder Guides covering SE England. Ranging from 2-13 miles in length, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of the countryside surrounding London from meanders between small villages and riverside rambles to hillside hikes and scenic strolls. So if you don't have a car, or want to reduce your carbon footprint and have a truly environmentally friendly and 'green' walk, you can still enjoy the countryside near London. Completely car-free, each walk is graded for difficulty, from family rambles to challenging hikes, and has been collected together by an author who contributes regularly to national and local press on walks in London, Surrey and Essex. From the Chilterns to Essex and Surrey, each walk is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your walk with ease. There is also a wealth of useful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs nearby and places of interest en route. With each walk easily accessible by train, and information on routes and connections provided for each, a car is no longer essential to escape the capital city for a walk in the country.  Published May 11. 

ISBN: 9781854586698 - Country Walks Near London

Atchison's Walks: The Complete Hills of Britain: Southern England - 150 Circular Walks v. 1 - The first of a ten-volume series which will comprehensively include all the major and minor hills across England, Wales and Scotland. If you are looking for a Munro, Corbett, Graham, Marilyn etc, you will find it included on a circular walk in one of the volumes. The book is slightly smaller than an ordinary OS map, and will actually go into most walking jacket pockets (around 1cm thick). Opens out completely flat, easily going into a waterproof map case if need be. Includes 50 double page map spreads with mapping created especially for walkers which quickly shows any reader however experienced, the complex terrain of hills and footpaths with ease. Published June 08

Atchison's Complete Hills of Britain Volume 1: Southern England

Volume 2: Northern England - 150 circular walks ranging from 6 to 14 miles. Published June 09 

The Big Walks of the North, David Bathurst - From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain’s landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this invaluable and definitive companion to the ten best-loved long-distance footpaths in the north of Britain, with each split into manageable sections. Combining practical, detailed descriptions with an appreciation of the beauty and history of the British countryside, this in an indispensable guide for both experienced and novice walkers alike. Published March 10

The Big Walks of the North

The Big Walks of the South, David Bathurst. Published March 10. K

Heritage Walks in North East England (Pathfinder Guides), Dennis Kelsall - Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll? Do you have a taste for Britains history and heritage? Inside Pathfinder� Guide to Heritage Walks in North East England are 25 fantastic country walks taking in some of Northern Englands top heritage sites, from National Trust parkland to English Heritage properties. Perfect for walkers of all abilities and ranging from 2-13 miles in length, each circular walk takes in the many delights of the countryside of North East England, as well as its best historical landmarks. Pathfinder� Guide to Heritage Walks in North East England contains history walks across the length and breadth of the region, visiting historic locations from the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall to the tidal island of Lindisfarne. Visiting sites from churches, castles and historic buildings such as National Trust's Fountains Abbey to exploring the region's industrial heritage near Robin Hood's Bay or Pocklington Canal. Published May 11

CAMRA's South East Pub Walks, Bob Steel - CAMRA's South East Pub Walks is a practical, pocket-sized guide to some of the best pubs and walking in the south eastern corner of England. This guide features walks throughout the English Home Counties which are aimed at both casual walkers and serious hikers, along with details of the region's heritage and geography. Each route has been selected for its interesting and varied landscape, and its beer - with the walks taking you on a tour of the best real ale pubs the area has to offer. Full-colour maps and detailed route information, plus pub listings with opening hours, contact information and details of draught beers, make this the essential guide for anyone wanting to see - and taste - the very best of South East England. Published April 12. 

ISBN: 9781852492878 - CAMRA's South East Pub Walks

 

The Mountains of England and Wales, Vol 1, John and Anne Nuttall - This is a guidebook to walking 190 Nuttall 2000ft mountains in Wales in 49 routes. Summits split into: Carneddau, Glyders, Snowdon, Moel Hebog, Moelwyns, Arenigs, Berwyns, Arans, Rhinogs, Cadair Idris, central Wales, Black Mountains, and Brecon Beacons. This new edition with definitive lists, detailed route descriptions, maps and drawings of Wales' highest peaks includes three newly-confirmed summits and full updates of all routes, including current details of maps required, parking and services available at the start of routes. Published May 09.

The Mountains of England and Wales: England Vol 2, John and Anne Nuttall - This book describes how to ascend the 251 'Nuttall' summits in England, in a series of 58 walks. These form part of the total of 439 mountain summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000 feet or more. It covers the routes and summits in the Lake District, Cheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor. Published November 08.

Peaks, Moors and Dales, An Interactive Guide to the Hills of England (except the Lake District), Iain White.  Published September 03

Walking the South Coast of England, David Bathurst - A Complete Guide to Walking the South-facing Coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Sussex and Kent, from Lands End to the South Foreland. Every year, people flock to England’s south coast to visit heritage sites or simply to relax on the beach. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain. David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. With rugged cliffs and ancient cathedral cities, historic ports and wonderful wildlife, there’s something for everyone; whether you’re a seasoned hiker ready to take on the entire walk, or a summertime stroller who wants to experience this rewarding ramble in smaller doses. Published May 08

Walking the South Coast of England

Roman Way, Elaine Steane - "The Roman Way" is a 174-mile walk, on the theme of Roman roads, using public rights of way. It follows a triangle formed by three Roman roads from Chesterton, near Bicester in Oxfordshire, to Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and on to the Roman walled town of Silchester in Hampshire, returning to the Roman military fort at Alchester near the starting point. The route follows Akeman Street as it crosses the limestone heights of the Cotswold Hills to Cirencester, then south-east following the Ermin Way across the Wiltshire Downs, through the village of Speen in Berkshire, descending to cross the River Kennet as the Romans did. The way continues through the heathlands and pine forest north to Dorchester on Thames. From this Roman settlement, the route goes directly north beside Oxford and across Otmoor, the marsh where the Romans built a bridge to reach the fort at Alchester. The book divides the Roman Way into 17 sections, all of which have suggested access points for shorter distances, information about public transport, a list of tea shops, pubs and accommodation. Each day's walk is accompanied by the relevant sections of the Ordnance Survey map and is vividly illustrated throughout giving archaeological, historical, botanical and local anecdotal detail.  Published December 09.
Ancient Feet, Alan Nolan - Will their Ancient Feet carry them there? Will a diet of pies and pasties prove to be the right preparation for the physical challenge of walking over 190 miles? Will their friendship survive twelve days in each other's company? Why is one of them carrying three enormous onions? Following Alfred Wainwright's route across the north of England, their hilarious adventures unfold as one of them begins to believe he has much in common with his hero, particularly when he discovers that Mr Wainwright had an unusual, and unpublicised, encounter with a buzzard.  Published October 08.

ISBN: 9781906510978 - Ancient Feet

Railway Walks: GWR and South Western, Jeff Vinter - Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's popular "Railway Walks" series, here guides the walker along ten of the best railway paths in the south of England, ranging from the Camel Trail in scenic north Cornwall to the densely wooded tracks of the Forest of Dean, and taking in the Downs Link across the rolling countryside of West Sussex and Surrey, as well as the Plym Valley Railway Path and Cycle Route on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. The detailed description of each walk includes OS grid references, helpful maps and illustrations, as well as comprehensive transport and refreshments information. For those walkers who wish to explore more, further walks, preserved railways and museums are suggested, which shed light on the area's industrial past. The 'armchair walker' is also catered for, with a full historical description of each line and a resume of its regeneration after closure. Published June 09 Weekend Walks in a Box, England, Scotland, Wales, Adrian Woodford - With 35 laminated cards to a box, this is a great twist to a walking guide. Each card has a different walk fully described and illustrated. Pocket a card and the protective transparent sleeve provided and enjoy your day out. The varied range of walks opens up the best of Britain's weekend walking over 1 or 2 days and for all seasons. Charming places to stay are hand-picked for the 2-day routes including small hotels, pubs, B&B's and short-let cottages. Published May 12.

ISBN: 9781903301647 - Weekend Walks in a Box

1066 and Rather More: A Walk Through History, Huon Mallalieu - Huon Mallelieu retraces the footsteps of Harold Godwinson's English army in autumn 1066 as they raced from their crushing defeat of the invading Norwegian army at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire to the fateful encounter with William's Norman army at Hastings in Sussex a distance of over 250 miles which was covered in less than two weeks by exhausted, often wounded, heavily armed men. The rhythm of the walk and the sights along the way prompt thoughts on history, England and Englishness. Published Oct 09

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A Coast to Coast Walk: Second Edition: From St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay, Alfred Wainwright - This is the first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the Coast to Coast Walk which he devised in the early 1970s. Over the years this 190-mile walk - from St Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale and the North York Moors, ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea - has become one of the best-loved long-distance routes in the world. It has prompted countless enthusiasts to lace up their walking boots and follow Wainwright's example, and inspired a TV series too. This brand new edition of the Pictorial Guide contains Wainwright's hand-drawn route maps and his inimitable commentary, completely revised where necessary by Chris Jesty. The route is picked out in red for greater visibility on the page, and every step of the walk has been checked and updated.  Published June 10. 

For More Coast to Coast see Long Distance General

The End to End Trail, Lands End to John O'Groats on Foot, Andy Robinson - This guide outlines the route from Land's End to John O'Groats keeping as far from roads as the author could devise. At 1935km, 1200 miles, the route is long and tough. This guide outlines the route, guiding you through the very best that the British countryside can offer. The guide has a full trail description and maps, concentrating on the "missing-links" between the main long-distance trails that are well covered in other Cicerone guides, including the South West Coast Path, Offa's Dyke, the Pennine Way and the West Highland Way. The route is broken into six sections and then into 61 daily stages averaging just less than 32km or 20 miles each, allowing the walker to complete the journey in two months. An alternative three month schedule is also suggested. It also offers introductory guidance, notes on the history and geography of the route, preparation and safety suggestions and information about accommodation and services. Published March 07.

ISBN: 9781852845124 - The End to End Trail

England's Highest Peaks, A Guide to the 2, 000ft Summits, Alasdair Gibb - This comprehensive text describes the ascent of all the major peaks above 2000 feet in England and the Isle of Man, with introductory sections on the geology of the peaks which are intended to enhance walkers' understanding of the landscape that they are exploring. Published September 00.

The National Trails, Paddy Dillon - National Trails were established as part of the post-war programme to keep areas of Britain "special" and to protect them from development. The first such route, the Pennine Way, opened in 1965, and since then another 14 have been designated in England and Wales, with a further 4 in Scotland. Together, the National Trails cover well over 5000 kilometres (3100 miles), each one with unique qualities which explore the rich, scenic and historic countryside of Britain. Even the most dedicated long-distance walker would take over 200 days to walk them all, but most are happy to explore them one after another over several annual holidays. With its route descriptions, photographs and profiles, this book is not only an invaluable reference for anyone researching our National Trails, but is in itself a celebration of these wonderful routes across Britain's landscape. Paddy Dillon has walked all the National Trails twice, and keeps abreast of all the latest developments. Limited availability. Published October 07.

ISBN: 9781852845049 - The National Trails

Backpacker's Britain -  Northern England, Graham Uney - A selection of 25 backpacking trips throughout northern England. Each trip is illustrated with map, route profile and pictures. The guide explores some of the best remote hill and mountain landscapes in northern England. The routes could be used for ambitious long-day routes (between 35 and 50km). Published July 01. Limited availability.

The English Coast to Coast: What it's Really Like and How to do it, John Davison - Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk across an entire country? How about one as rich in history, landscape and tradition as England? To start at one sea and to finish at another. John Davison shows you how to walk 192 miles across England on one of the most famous hikes in the world: the Coast to Coast Walk, either by having your luggage carried or by backpacking and camping. With detailed route assessments and all the information you need to keep yourself fed and watered on the trail, it's more straightforward than you might think! Limited availability. Published November 14.
 

England AA 100 Walks - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and walking book for England guides you through the best places to walk in this exciting and vibrant country. Discover beautiful rolling countryside, historic towns and inspirational views, explore richly diverse habitats and discover beauty spots best known to the locals. Use the carefully planned routes and maps to really get to know the areas and enjoy the superb photography, long after the mud has dried on your boots. Limited availability. Published August 09.

South East England, AA 100 Walks.  Published January 10. Limited availability

South West England, AA 100 Walks.  Published January 10. Limited availability.

Eastern England, AA 100 Walks.  Limited availability. Published January 10.

 

Heart of England, AA 100 Walks -  Enjoy the best of the English countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Southeast England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter depending on the hinterland.  Limited availability. Published January 10.
Greenwich Meridian Trail: Peacehaven to Greenwich, Graham and Hilda Heap - "Greenwich Meridian Trail" is a series of 4 books covering a long distance walk starting in Peacehaven, East Sussex, and ending in Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire. A labour of love, Hilda and Graham Heap devised and walked this route, now they have produced this book so that others can join them. This is the first of the 4 covering Peacehaven to Greenwich and uses ordinance survey maps for easy route finding. It is packed with information about the places you will visit and stay at along the route, things to see and diversions worth making. This walk has been devised so that small segments of it can be completed alone, as well as the whole walk, making accessible to most walkers.  Limited availability. Published February 10.

ISBN: 9781907172748 - Greenwich Meridian Trail (Bk. 1)

 

The National Trust Rambler's Guide - The National Trust cares for some of Britain's most beautiful locations to take a walk - from green space on your doorstep to really wild and remote landscapes. The National Trust Rambler's Notebook is designed to making the most of these walks. Whether you are out for a gentle stroll, hiking across moorland or scrambling along cliff paths, making notes of your experience - who you were with, the flora and fauna you came across - will transform your day out into a long-lasting memory. As well as unstructured record pages, The National Trust Rambler's Notebook includes a directory of 50 walks of varying difficulty and length, a variety of indexes with walks organised into categories such as coastal, wildlife, seasonal and suitable for disabled access. Also includes the Countryside Code plus tips on dogs in the countryside and how to protect yourself. Illustrated throughout with evocative photographs of National trust landscapes - each captioned and identified.  Published July 09. Limited availability.

 

The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England, Judith Bamber - "The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England" is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers' tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren't afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the "Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England".  Published January 09.  Limited availability.

ISBN: 9781858281544 - The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England

Railway Walks: LNER, Jeff Vinter - An indispensable guide to ten carefully selected railway paths converted from lines once owned by the London and North Eastern Railway. From the quiet byways of East Anglia to the dramatic scenery of the North Yorkshire coast and the moorlands of Weardale, the routes are described in detail, providing everything necessary for enjoyable days out, whether you are a keen walker, a railway enthusiast or just looking for somewhere special to take the family. Descriptions of this title include OS grid references, helpful maps and illustrations, as well as comprehensive information about transport and refreshment facilities. Suggestions for further explorations into each area's industrial past are also offered. Even the 'armchair walker' is catered for, with a well-researched history provided for each of the ten lines. Limited availability. Published June 09.

ISBN: 9780752451053 - Railway Walks

 

The Big Walk, David Wilson - The remarkable account of a 73-year-old man's epic walk around England and the thoughts that surface during those lonely hours of long-distance walking. Memories from another age are rekindled: the war yeas: a father killed...a mother's grief...evacuation...an unusual and improvised childhood. A parallel journey in interwoven within the diary pages of a book that portrays an England largely untrodden by modern lives. From the remoteness of the Northern Pennines to the unique geological features of the Jurassic Coast - from the grandeur of the Lake District to the panoramic views of the South West Coast Path - or the dramatic coastline of Northumberland to the tranquility of a canal tow path in Lancashire; it becomes fascinating terrain as David leads you along delightful coastal paths and through charming villages, depicting daily events in his captivating, easy-going style. The Author's message: "Think old and you'll age faster than someone who possesses a young mind. Dwell constantly on personal ailments and sickness will surely find you. Convince yourself that you are healthy and a state of well-being will often preside over you." Includes the author's unique Fitness-through-Walking programme. Limited availability. Published March 12. 

ISBN: 9781780032818 - The Big Walk

 

MORE MAPS

Coast to Coast (West) - Harvey Walker's Route XT40 version. Published Feb 14

Coast to Coast (West) - Harvey Walker's Route  XT40 version

Coast to Coast (East) - Harvey Walker's Route XT40 version. Published June 13

Coast to Coast Walks, St.Bees to Swaledale Pt. 1 (Long Distance Walks Maps), Footprint. Published April '03

Coast to Coast Walk: Map and Guide: East (Long Distance Walks Maps), Footprint. Published April '03

Long Distance Path Chart (Walkers Routes), Harvey. Published Nov '02


 

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