The Lake District

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Author: Lesley Anne Rose

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 1854584251

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The Lake District has long been a popular hiking and hostelling destination, but these days it is attracting a far more diverse array of visitors including young couples and families. More and more visitors are taking advantage of self-catering and boutique hotel accommodation set in the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife that are totally unique in Britain. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of the Lake District in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the pie and mash, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain. This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a ‘local heroes’ section of famous residents past and present. Details are especially given about the history of the lakes themselves, helping people discover their formation. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children’s activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the north of England so special: with its own dialects and distinctive sports such as hound trailing, fell running, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, the Lake District is an intriguing and beautiful holiday destination. The author, Lesley Anne Rose, has lived on the edge of the National Park for many years, and now lives in Lancaster just a short drive from the Lakes. She is an experienced guidebook writer who has written for Fodor's, Rough Guides and Frommers.

Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

21 easy walks exploring the AONB

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Author: Brian Evans

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965543X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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A popular walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal. Many are the visitors who have speeded past to more renowned National Parks, who, when they do turn off to Silverdale or Arnside, wonder why they didn't come to this beautiful area before. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.

Global Environments Through the Quaternary

Exploring Environmental Change

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Author: David E. Anderson,Andrew S. Goudie,Adrian G. Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198742265

Category: Science

Page: 359

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Global Environments through the Quaternary delves into the environmental changes that have taken place during the Quaternary: the two to three million years during which man has inhabited the Earth. It is essential reading for any students seeking a balanced, objective overview of this truly interdisciplinary subject.

Exploring England

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Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Popular Culture Ink

ISBN: 9780831757731

Category: England

Page: 288

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Exploring museums

North West England and the Isle of Man

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Author: David Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 114

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago

Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

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Author: Ted Villaire

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329449

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 3817

In addition to Chicago's numerous cultural and athletic activities, there are many excellent opportunities to explore Mother Nature's bounty. From the dunes of Lake Michigan to the hills and lakes of the northwest to the prairies of the south, hikers will find a trail to their liking in this updated edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago. Hikes were chosen for their scenic appeal, but they were also chosen for their historic attractions. The extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it a snap to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, and scenery. Helpful lists highlight the best hikes for children, for wildlife viewing, and other categories. Whether a long-time Chicago resident or vacationer to the area, this updated guide will make choosing the right hike easy and enjoyable.

Day Hiking South Cascades

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Author: Dan Nelson

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594852553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 6982

CLICK HERE to download the 8 mile round trip hike called "Tatoosh Ridge" as well as the easy 4 mile hike called "Crofton Butte" from Day Hiking South Cascades * More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for Washington state.

Explore America

tours of discovery through our magnificent country

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Author: American Automobile Association

Publisher: AAA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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For vacationers, this is an informative travel planner to the country's more appealing destinations.

The Museums Journal

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Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R. Rowley,W. Ruskin Butterfield,Charles Madeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museums

Page: N.A

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Pacific Northwest

Expert Advice and Smart Choices: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore on and Off the Beaten Path

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Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679003731

Category: Northwest, Pacific

Page: 512

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Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Completely up-to-date, Fodor's Gold Guides are essential for any kind of traveler. Insider info that's reliable and smart Local experts show you all the things to see and do -- from top sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from sports to shopping, from nightlife to recommended walks. Hotels and restaurants in all price categories From B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to elegant restaurants, we list hundreds of detailed reviews that show what is distinctive about each place. Practical info that's completely up-to-date Useful maps and background information; Key contacts; How to get there and get around; When to go; What to pack; Local do's and taboos; Costs, hours, and tips by the thousands. We've compiled a helpful list of guidebooks that complement Fodor's The Pacific Northwest. To learn more about them, just enter the title in the keyword search box. Fodor's Compass American Guides: A full-color guide, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of the Pacific Northwest. Fodor's Oregon Fodor's Seattle & Vancouver 2000 Fodor's Citypack Seattle: A full-color pocket-size guidebook and a full-size color map, all in one sturdy plastic sleeve. Fodor's The Pacific Northwest's Best Bed & Breakfasts: A guide to the best B&Bs of the Pacific Northwest, plus suggestions on what to do once your there.

A Frontier Landscape

The North West in the Middle Ages

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Author: N. J. Higham

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9780954557560

Category: History

Page: 273

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North west England has largely been neglected in studies of medieval landscapes in favour of the Midlands and East Anglia although it has much to offer. Described here as a `frontier landscape' encompassing the modern regions of Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, the author discusses changes to the medieval landscape and why these occurred. He outlines and characterises the major period of expansion and economic boom that took place in the north west from 1086 to 1349 and asks why political and military matters seen to have had such an important role in landscape change. Issues of perceived marginality are also discussed as Higham looks in turn at the local population and their environment, land use and agrarian practices, woodland, forest and pasture, buildings, farms and estates, markets and fairs and the Church and the landscape. A great addition to the series.

Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island

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Author: Rhonda and George Ostertag,George Ostertag

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Lace up your boots and sample some of the best trails in New England. Trek through verdant forests in south-central Connecticut. Amble along secluded rivers and bays at wildlife sanctuaries in Rhode Island. Veteran hikers and outdoor writers Rhonda and George Ostertag will introduce you to these trails and more. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping tips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Connecticut and Rhode Island.