The Thames Path

From London to the river's source in Gloucestershire

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Author: Leigh Hatts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623209

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a 180-mile National Trail from the Thames Barrier to the river's source in near Cirencester, passing from central London through Windsor, Henley, and Oxford, and rural countryside. Described in 20 sections, of between 4 and 16 miles (6.5-32km), it is an mainly flat route with good access by public transport and typically takes two weeks to walk. On its way it passes historic sites such as Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor Castle and Oxford. This guidebook features complete OS 1:50,000 scale mapping of the route and comprehensive information about accommodation, facilities, refreshments and transport links for each stage of the route. It is crammed with fascinating details about the places and features passed along the way. A separate pocket-sized map booklet is also included showing the full route on 1:25,000 scale OS maps, providing all the mapping needed to complete the trail. The Thames Path is an easy riverside walk that discovers the constantly changing character of the River Thames.

Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks

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Author: Julian Perry

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849659230

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 are described 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 walkers and naturalists, Bulgaria is an unexpected paradise, boasting an amazing variety of landscapes and an outstandingly rich biodiversity. Much of the country is dominated by mountains and Bulgaria's three wildest and most majestic mountain regions are today protected within these three national parks. As well as a vital refuge for rare wildlife, these parks also offer some of the finest mountain walking in Bulgaria. The routes described in this book thread their way through these parks, taking in ancient forests, shimmering glacial lakes, panoramic ridges and high peaks. All the routes have been specifically selected to provide the best chance of encountering the rarest plants and animals. This guide will prove invaluable to the growing number of naturalists venturing on foot into the remotest parts of Bulgaria's highest mountains.

The Pilgrims' Way

To Canterbury from Winchester and London

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Author: Leigh Hatts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624612

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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This guidebook details the Pilgrims' Way, an historic pilgrimage route to Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, home of the shrine of the martyred archbishop, St Thomas Becket. The route is described both from Winchester in Hampshire (138 miles) and London's Southwark Cathedral (901⁄4 miles), with an optional spur to Rochester Cathedral. With relatively easy walking on ancient byways, the route from Winchester is presented in 15 stages of 5-14 miles: it can be comfortably completed in under a fortnight. It follows a major chalk ridge through scenic countryside, taking in characterful towns and villages and historic churches. The route from Southwark is described in 10 stages and includes a visit to the ruined Lesnes Abbey. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, advice on making the most of a trip and information on the historical background to the pilgrimage, key historical figures and local points of interest. Accommodation listings and details of facilities and transport links can be found in the appendices. Pilgrimages to Becket's shrine began within a few years of the his death in 1170, although Canterbury was a popular destination even before this time due to the nearby shrine of St Augustine. The route has featured in literature, drama and film, and forms the setting for Geoffrey Chaucer's famous Middle English work, The Canterbury Tales.

Walking in the South Wales Valleys

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Author: Mike Dunn

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Walking in the South Wales Valleys is a handy guidebook to 30 day walks and 2 multi-stage routes suitable for a leisurely weekend (the 27.5 mile Coed Morgannwg Way and 27 mile Glamorgan Ridgeway). The routes are divided into 5 parts: the Valleys, the Western Ridges, the Eastern Ridges, the Coast and Vale of Glamorgan, and History and Heritage walks. A number of the walks are relatively short excursions that can be completed comfortably in half a day each; others are challenging all-day walks that require more careful planning and a good level of fitness. This guidebook is illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts and packed with geological, historical and practical information.

Scotland

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Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

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This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.

Lightweight Camping

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Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849658609

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Practical in its focus, this guide offers detailed information and advice on getting the most out of camping light - on foot or by bike, canoe or car. It explores the many varieties of lightweight tent life and travel including all the skills required and the essential equipment. From picking a campsite in the wild to coping with bad weather, the author offers tips and tricks on tents, gear, luggage and campsites for readers of all levels of experience and inspirational anecdotes from many years of the mobile life outdoors and under canvass. Chapters cover: setting up a basecamp, camping on the move, surviving the great outdoors, choosing tents, shelters and sleeping bags, maximising home comforts and minimising environmental impact with appendices including camping with kids, buying a tent and DIY tent repairs. With all this inside knowledge to hand, camping trips are adventures just waiting to be enjoyed, whatever your age, whatever your outdoor pursuits.

Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills

33 Walks in Scotland's central fells

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Author: Patrick Baker

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A guide to 33 day walks on the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills. The book offers a mixture of routes, including many popular peaks such as Ben Cleuch, Meikle Bin and West Lomond, as well as areas that are well off the beaten track. The walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse landscape that exists in these ranges, and affords as much importance to smaller peaks and lower-level walks as it does to larger hills and high traverses. Several of the walks include peaks known as 'Donalds' - hills in lowland Scotland over 2000ft that have a drop of 100ft on all sides. The majority of walks included are circular, and wherever possible, start from a suitable place to park a car. These are the most accessible hills in Scotland's Central Belt, despite their close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, these three ranges remain a remarkably uncrowded wilderness area. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.

Scotland's Mountain Ridges

Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

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Author: Dan Bailey

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.

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.

Walking in the Thames Valley

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Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849655375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Walking in the Thames Valley offers 25 challenging circular walks around the River Thames and River Kennet in the south of England, taking in the Southern Chilterns, the Berkshire and North Hampshire Downs, Southern Oxfordshire and the eastern edge of Wiltshire. All routes are within easy reach of Reading, Newbury, Abingdon and London. While some walks visit Iron Age hill forts, others pass more modern features such as Wilton Windmill and the Kennet and Avon Canal. Some follow sections of the Ridgeway, while others meander along the banks of the Thames. What they all have in common is that they take the keen rambler to some of the best parts of the Thames Valley - a patchwork of open chalk grassland, broadleaved woodland and farmland and home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks from 10 to 18 miles, including one 2-day route Shorter, less strenuous alternatives for many of the walks. Detailed route descriptions with information on local points of interest, OS mapping and vibrant colour photographs

Unjustifiable Risk?

The Story of British Climbing

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Author: Simon Thompson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656991

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.

The Irish Coast to Coast Walk

Dublin to Bray Head

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Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965803X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide includes: the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages; a description of alternative high-level routes; a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland; and information on accommodation along the way.

Walk Britain

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Author: Ramblers' Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901184686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The Lea Valley Walk

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Author: Leigh Hatts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849651647

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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The Lea Valley Walk is split into 20 day walk stages in this guidebook. This 50 mile walking route is one of the finest and most varied walks near London, tracing the route of the River Lea from Leagrave, near Luton to Island Gardens at Greenwich where it joins the Thames Path.

Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte

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Author: Tyler Hamilton

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

Walk Britain

the handbook and accommodation guide of the Ramblers' Association

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Author: Dan French

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901184679

Category: Great Britain

Page: 320

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British Book News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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