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The Burren and Aran Islands: A Walking Guide, Tony Kirby - The Burren and the Aran Islands, with their unique combination of flora, fauna and landscape, are explored by large numbers of walkers annually. This revised guide to the best walking routes in the region has clear descriptions and additional information to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the place. From the rugged interior to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging upland walks to shorter road and waterside excursions, this guide has something for everyone. Walks vary from two-hour strolls to the longer Burren Way, a six-hour walk from Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan. The author's considerable experience and detailed knowledge of the area ensures the best of this region is featured. Each route description consists of a quick-reference summary, a clear sketch map, and detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted geology, flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore.  Published August 14.

Killarney to Valentia Island: A Walking Guide, Adrian Hendroff - The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Ring of Kerry coastal road winds along its fringes and sandstone peaks soar high above. It is a landscape of raw and stunning beauty from the lakes that fill the corries to the spectacular cliff scenery along its coast. There is no better way to explore this landscape than on foot. This book helps you do just that with routes ranging from a few hours to full-day walks. Explore Valentia Island, the majestic MacGillycuddy's Reeks and sections of The Kerry Way. Go off the beaten track and explore the coast, hills and woodlands from Killarney to Cahersiveen to Kenmare. Each route is prefaced with a reference summary and illustrated with maps and photographs. Route descriptions include GPS coordinates, navigation guidance, access notes and short variations. There is also material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of each area. Published March 15.

ISBN: 9781848892323 - Killarney to Valentia Island

Walking the Sheep's Head Way, Amanda Clarke - The Sheep's Head Peninsula is the smallest of the five fingers of land stretching out into the Atlantic on the south west coast of Ireland. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty recognised as a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Following the main Sheep's Head Way walking route and 17 loop walks, Amanda Clarke accompanies you around the peninsula. She shares her exploration of this unique area with maps, photographs, essential information and personal observations of its rich historical and archaeological legacy and abundant flora and fauna. This book is an essential companion for walkers, lovers of wild unspoilt landscape and anyone wishing to unwind, enjoy beautiful scenery and discover everything that rural Ireland has to offer. Published April 15.

 

The Kerry Way: A Walking Guide, Donal Nolan - The Kerry Way is Ireland's longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and farmland. This clear and lively guide gives the prospective wayfarer enough information to plan and enjoy every step. It offers a detailed description of the trail plus lively asides on geology, history, folklore, settlement, flora and fauna. Above all, this guide will keep the reader from getting lost. The trail description is broken down into sections from the first step out of Killarney, through the high passes in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, into the splendour of the Ring of Kerry, and back to Killarney. This guidebook is a light, lively guide to this 200km walk, with enough guidance, cultural background and natural history to ensure the user stays on track to arrive at their car, hostel or B&B. Published May 15. 

ISBN: 9781848892354 - The Kerry Way

Kerry Walks, Kevin Corcorran - The perfect walking guide to the wilderness and beauty of Kerry. Discover the landscape and wildlife of Irelandís most beautiful county with walking enthusiast and expert naturalist Kevin Corcoran. These twenty walks explore heathland and bog, Irelandís highest mountains, coastal peninsulas, beaches, islands, forests, rivers, lakes. There are 20 walks, spread throughout the county, walks from 3 hours to 8 hours, graded from casual to tough. Includes a special Killarney section, clear, detailed instructions, beautiful wildlife illustrations by the author, location maps, with each walk outlined' and information on flora and fauna. The walks include: Lough Acoose, Bray Head, Lough Currane, Derrynane, Rossbeigh, Anascaul, Ballydavid, Great Blasket Island, Mount Eagle, The Magharees, Kenmare Uplands, Barraboy Ridge. The Killarney walks: Muckross, The Paps, Mangerton, Torc Mountain, Knockreer, Old Kenmare Road, Crohane, Tomies Wood. Published February 16.

ISBN: 9781847177803 - Kerry Walks
 

The Kerry Way, Sandra Bardwell - The Kerry Way runs around Ireland's most beautiful peninsula for 126 miles (203 km), starting from Killarney. It features mountain scenery and coastal panoramas, and is rich in geology and wildlife. The book contains clear mapping, 70 photographs and is robust and waterproof. It has a special feature on the ascent of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest peak. This new edition has been fully revised and updated following a comprehensive route check. Published March 10.

ISBN: 9781898481355 - The Kerry Way

Scenic Walks in West Cork: A Walking Guide, Damien Enright - West Cork and its unique combination of flora, fauna, history and landscape, is quietly explored by visitors annually. This guide to some of the best walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the walks. From the scenic interior to spectacular coastal scenery and islands, these cross-country, road and waterside excursions have something for everyone. Walks vary from 1.5 km strolls to that on Sherkin Island at 13 km. Boat and cable-car timetables are included. The author has put his experience and knowledge of the area to great use in this evocative guide. Each route has a sketch map and colour photographs to show the beauty of the landscape, its wild creatures, wild flowers, and built heritage. This is a treasury of information to take readers on the ways less travelled, not just a turn-left, turn-right guide. Published April 11.

ISBN: 9781848891043 - Scenic Walks in West Cork

The Dingle Way, Sandra Bardwell - The Dingle Way runs 111 miles (179 km) around the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. It starts and finishes in Tralee, accessible by train or bus from Dublin and from Kerry Airport. The complete walk takes eight days, but it can easily be shortened. The Dingle Way follows country lanes, quiet roads and cliff-top paths, punctuated by long stretches of glorious beach walking. It offers spectacular seascapes and mountain views. The peninsula is rich in wildlife, archaeology and charming Irish pubs. This guidebook was fully revised in spring 2009 for many route alterations and additional Gaelic place names. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on the Dingle Way: the Way in sections, with summaries of distance, terrain and where to find food and drink; concise background on pre-history, heritage and wildlife; information about climbing Mount Eagle and Mount Brandon; a special feature on the Blasket Islands; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane; drop-down map of the Dingle Way in four panels (1:115,000); in full colour, with 70 photographs; and, on waterproof paper throughout.  Published May 09.

The Dingle Way

Tipperary and Waterford A Walking Guide, John G. O'Dwyer - John G. O'Dwyer has walked the mountains and moorlands of Tipperary and Waterford for many years. His comprehensive guide to the best, most captivating walks in these counties features walks to suit all tastes, from the rugged Comeragh coums to the peaks of the Galtees, from the myth laden hills of Slievenamon and the Devil's Bit to field systems and ancient pathways in Upperchurch and Kilcommon. Each walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and maps. But this is more than just a walking guide. Each route is a journey with a story about a landscape littered with historic artefacts. A booley on a hillside tells how the uplands contributed to human survival, a ruined cottage confirms a battle lost. This guidebook describes walks not just for committed hillwalkers and casual ramblers: it also contains much of interest for environmentalists, historians and all who wish to understand the age-old interaction between humans and hills. Published March 12.

Tipperary & Waterford: A Walking Guide

 

Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks: A Walking Guide to Ireland's Highest Mountains, Jim Ryan - The MacGillycuddy's Reeks are Ireland's highest mountains with Carrauntoohil tallest at 1039m. Occupying about 100 square km., they stretch from the picturesque Gap of Dunloe in the east to Glencar in the west. Attracting over 25,000 walkers annually, they are a wonderful playground. However, many routes are not clearly marked and mist or fog covers them for three quarters of the year. Access to a proper guide is therefore essential before venturing on to the Reeks. This guide to 20 of popular walking routes on the Reeks contains full-colour maps specially commissioned from the Ordnance Survey, clear photographs and precise map references. Published Nov 06 K

ISBN: 9781905172337 - Carrauntoohil & Macgillycuddy's Reeks: A Walking Guide to Ireland's Highest Mountains

Macgillycuddy's Reeks (Superwalker) Harvey. Published May 12

ISBN: 9781851374625 - Macgillycuddy's Reeks

 

The Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulars: A Walking Guide, Adrian Hendroff - The Dingle, Iveragh and Beara peninsulas dominate the spectacular landscape of southwest Ireland. Their rugged peaks, dramatic ridges, captivating valleys, glittering lakes and stunning Atlantic coastline form a treasure chest of walking options. This guide describes exhilarating walks in each peninsula, accompanied by the author s photographs and specially drawn maps. These walks provide a range of options, both for those familiar with the region and for first-time visitors. This region attracts thousands of walkers annually and, since most routes are not signposted or waymarked, an up-to-date guidebook is essential. The walk descriptions also include material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of the area. Published March 11.

ISBN: 9781848891036 - The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas

The Burren: A Two-inch Map of the uplands of North-west Clare - This map shows the scarped limestone topography, National Park, roads and paths, caves and potholes, inset maps of Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna. The comprehensive archaeological coverage includes 450 cashels, ringforts and similar enclosures, 74 megalithic tombs, numerous early churches, and tower houses. The cover includes an introductory essay. This updates the 1977 1.8 inch map, showing many recent discoveries, new developments and farm roads.  Limited availability. Published July 99
 
Cork and South West Ireland Step by Step Guide - Cork and Southwest Ireland is a brand new title for the Insight Step by Step series. This itinerary-based guide details 12 of the best walks and tours of Cork and Southwest Ireland, written by a local expert, for that personal touch and insider information. All itineraries are arranged by theme for a truly tailor-made travel experience, with itineraries focused on exploring everywhere from Cork City and pretty Bantry Bay, to the spectacular beauty of the Ring of Kerry and further a field to Bunratty, Limerick and Adare. From beaches to castles, great views to fine foods, this guide covers the best of Cork and Southwest Ireland to make your trip truly unforgettable.  All itineraries are marked on full-colour detailed maps alongside the text and also on a separate, fully indexed pull-out map that can be used in conjunction with the guide or independently, to ensure easy navigation at all times. Coloured text boxes provide a summary of the tour duration and overall distance so you can choose the appropriate tour for the amount of time you have to spare. Limited availability.  Published Jan 11

ISBN: 9789812823083 - Cork & Southwest Ireland Insight Step by Step Guide

 

 

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