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A Book of Walks

Author : Bruce Bochy
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Walking can do anyone good - and Bruce Bochy knows that as well as anyone. As a Major League manager, he has one of the more stressful jobs imaginable. So what does he do to relax? He goes for long walks. Whenever possible, he takes long walks as a way to clear his head, calm his soul and give his body a workout. In this charming little volume, he shares his thoughts on walking in terms that can inspire everyone to get out more often for a good walk, a great way to stay fit and healthy through the forties and fifties and beyond. Along the way he provides glimpses into his life and character that will delight his many fans.

Victorian Rossendale Walks

Author : Andrew Gill
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Lancashire's Rossendale Valley comprises several Victorian mill towns, the largest of which is Rawtenstall. In 1888, Marshall Mather, a Methodist Minister; acclaimed author; historian; philosopher and would-be environmentalist, published a book of walks called 'Rambles Round Rossendale'. He commented on life in the cotton mills; streams and rivers blackened by industrial waste; the local inhabitants, good and bad, and the legends and history of the area. Since it was published, housing developments have climbed the valleys' lower slopes but we can still walk on wild moorland, wander through mossy cloughs and admire distant views that Marshall would have known. Did he leave sufficient clues for us to follow his routes? Can they still be walked? I decided to find out. This 90 page booklet reproduces Marshall's original text and, for each of his rambles, I describe how we can follow them today. I have chosen to do so without the need to refer to maps or internet videos with, I hope you will agree, good reason. Like many walkers, I am often frustrated by guides which purport to be helpful but aren't because their routes are not clear or have been obstructed or changed since they were written. My walks are based on rights of way that can easily be followed today and, I believe, will be for years to come. Directions are in plain English and I use landmarks that are unlikely to change. So no technology or map reading skills needed, just my book. Old-fashioned? yes; luddite? probably; a practical and enjoyable way to follow a walk? .... definitely! My book combines Marshall's lyrical, Dickens-style, Victorian prose, local and social history, and walks that can surprise and delight and, hopefully, inspire a reader or two to climb a hill, sit on a rock, take in a remarkable Lancashire view and contemplate life or, as Marshall says, 'muse'. Rossendale has more hills than you can wave a stick at and it rains a lot. Our paths and tracks can be steep, muddy and rough underfoot and the moors boggy. Be warned, these walks are not a stroll in the park, you might find them challenging! I hope you enjoy Marshall Mather's and my rambles.

A picture book of animals or Walks and talks in jungleland

Author : Picture Book
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Walks in Mysterious Cheshire and Wirral

Author : Tony Bowerman
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The best way to explore Cheshire, a landscape steeped in mystery, is on foot. This classic walking book contains fascinating, easy to follow walks exploring the past - from quiet strolls to hill and country rambles, by river, wood and ancient lane. Discover Pete Marsh - the bog man, a gypsy king's grave, lost Roman and medieval roads, and more.

Wirral Walks

Author : Anthony Annakin-Smith
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Presenting over 20 walks in Wirral, this title discovers the best of the local landscape, with sights spanning thousands of years of history, from ancient tracks to remnants of industrial past - from woodland heath to an expansive saltmarsh.

Walking Networks

Author : Blake Morris
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Since the early 2000s there has been an increase in artists who are walking as an essential part of their artistic practice. This book identifies the unique attributes of walking to develop a definition for walking as an artistic medium. Drawing on historical sources, such as the walks of the Romantic poets, Dadaists and Letterist/Situationist Internationals, it presents a practice based approach to walking focused on the radical memory of the medium. The book covers three contemporary organisations working to develop the artistic medium of walking--London's Walking Artists Network, Scotland's Walking Institute and New York City's Walk Exchange--and looks at how these different organisation's strategies contribute to the development of the artistic medium of walking. The book is framed by five walking exercises, and invites the reader to create a memory palace for the medium of walking as a practical exploration of artistic walking practices.

100 Walks in Lincolnshire and Humberside

Author : Crowood Press Uk
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Each book in this series features 100 circular walks ranging from 2-12 miles. The walks have a map, points of interest, and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. From the gently rolling Lincolnshire Wolds to the contrasting flat Lincoln Heathland; from the sometimes dramatic route of the Viking Way from historic Stamford through to the spectacular Humber Bridge and Humber Estuary, all have plenty to offer the keen and interested walker.

50 Walks in Somerset

Author : Aa Publishing
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Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Somerset, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color-coded according to difficulty, and walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface, and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.

100 Greatest Walks in Britain

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Includes 100 greatest walks in Britain that have been chosen by "Country Walking" magazine, Britain's walking journal, and contains the information you need to enjoy walking in the very best of Britain's countryside.

Eugene Oregon Walks

Author : Tyler Burgess
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Guide, including distances, elevation, level of difficulty and directions for 32 enjoyable walks in Eugene Oregon.

Walking on the Brecon Beacons

Author : Andrew Davies
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Guidebook to 45 lesser known circular walks in Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for those wishing to discover the diversity of the region, away from the crowds. The routes, which range from 3.3km (2 miles) to 21.6km (13.4 miles), cover four geographic areas: Mynydd Du (The Black Mountain), Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon), offering a variety of stunning mountain and valley walking. Designed to be akin to 'a park ranger in your pocket', route descriptions (together with 1:50,000 OS mapping) are accompanied by commentary on topics such as geomorphology, archaeology, local history, land-use and environmental issues. A useful Welsh-English glossary is also included, as are summary tables organizing routes by both difficulty and interest. A remarkably diverse landscape, the Brecon Beacons National Park showcases some of the best scenery in Wales. The area also offers a plethora of sites and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Favourite attractions for children include Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves in the Swansea Valley, Brecon Mountain Railway at Penderyn and Big Pit National Coal Museum near Blaenavon. Picturesque market towns on the edges of the park, such as Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny, are also great places to explore.

Walking Journal

Author : Rogue Plus Publishing
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Need to take a break from the everyday grind? Take a walk! Not only a great cardio workout, you will find that walking is also a natural stress reliever. Aside from increasing your heart rate, moving through nature can relax your mind and turn down the volume on mental chatter. You focus only on the steps, obstacles, and what's in front of you. And what's better is that you can relive these experiences with a journal. Whether walking in a park or using a treadmill, this Walking Journal is a great idea to record how far you've gone. So get started today! Our Walking Journal is designed to be: PERSONAL- This Walking Journal is designed for walkers to record their walking workout activity. This journal has plenty of space to record the location, date, time and distance of your walks, the type of walk, weather conditions, walking buddy, details of the route you took and other important notes. A great way to record and remember your walks! CONVENIENT- You can't beat a book like this. It doesn't need batteries, doesn't take you time to log in and you can take it to the beach even. Jot dot information about your walks anytime, anywhere. A NOTEBOOK BUILT TO LAST- We want your journal to last a long time so you can always look back on your experiences during your walks without the worry that it will fall apart. The sturdy cover is made of tough paperback with strong, secure professional trade binding so the pages won't fall out after a few months of use. WELL-CRAFTED INTERIOR- With a page to input personal details and 100 pages to record your walks, we only used thick, white paper to avoid ink bleed-through. The columns are clearly marked to make it easy to fill out and to cross reference. PERFECT SIZE- With its 15.24 x 22.86 cm (6" x 9") dimensions, you can squeeze it into a purse with ease. Lightweight and durable, it's the perfect size to carry. Handy and accessible, it's a great companion for walking. COOL COVERS!- To top it all, we have an array of cover designs for you to choose from. Get inspired by our collection of truly creative book covers. We stand for quality and aim to provide the best writing experience with our notebooks. Whether walking is daily or once a week activity for you, writing about them is a great way to track your progress and to remember details during your walks that you would otherwise forget. Get a copy now!

Best Walks of the Shoalhaven 2 e

Author : Gillian & John Souter
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The Shoalhaven boasts a huge range of beautiful environments, making it perfect for exploring on foot. The 2nd edition introduces the best walks for visitors and residents alike, ranging from leisurely beach-side strolls to the more rugged tracks deep in the bush. Detailed descriptions, over 150 full- colour photographs and dozens of detailed maps.

25 Walks

Author : Alan Forbes
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25 Walks: Ayrshire and Arran describes 25 walks in some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside. On Arran you can explore Machrie Moor or climb to the top of Goatfell, while in Ayrshire you can enjoy a stroll on the banks of the River Ayr or a walk that takes in a visit to Culzean Castle. In the words of the author: "there is something here for everyone, and I hope that you enjoy discovering these walks as much as I have."

1001 Walks

Author : Barry Stone
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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die features wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes varying from the rugged delights of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, and the Harz Witches' Trail high up in the German mountains. The hand-picked excursions take in mountain passes, woodland paths, ancient Native-American trails, and much more. There are easy walks for beginners-some lasting barely an hour - and more demanding challenges that may take several weeks to complete. Every fact-packed entry provides a wealth of information about a must-try walk, including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps, and the time it should take to complete. In short, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential reference book and guide for all those who love to get out of their cars, get off their bikes, and lace up their walking shoes.

Short Walks in Beautiful Places

Author : National Trust
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The National Trust cares for some of the most spectacular countryside in Britain. This guide features 100 walks from across the country, from the ancient majesty of Avebury's stone circle and the wonder of Giant's Causeway to the dramatic peaks towering about Lake windermere. The walks are organised by region, making it easy to explore historical sites, spot wildlife and stunning views wherever you are. The routes are graded according to ease, from two to eight miles in length, to include family-friendly rambles across parkland, adventurous hikes and everything in between. With information on transport links, facilities, local attractions and fun stuff for the kids, along with maps of each route, this is the perfect guide for exploring Britain's countryside and discovering your new favourite walk.

Historic Walks in San Francisco

Author : Rand Richards
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Eighteen self-guided walking tours down city streets that will take you back in time, with colorful stories about the buildings along the way and the people associated with them. Brimming with insight and the odd fact, laced with humor and drama, this unique guidebook sheds new light on the history of one of America's renowned cities. Easy-to-follow maps, and dozens of historic photographs.

50 Walks in Berkshire Buckinghamshire

Author : AA Publishing
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Walking is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities, and this guide to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Featured are all of the practical details you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been color coded according to difficulty, and annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Each has a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking, and public toilets.

Walks of the Mornington Peninsula

Author : Ken Martin
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Descriptions, maps and colour photos for 63 walks.Includes:* Almost 300km of walking tracks, trails and beach walks* New edition completely updated and re-written* What to take on your walk* Benefits of walking* 10 minutes to 5+ hours* Quick find reference map* Melways map referencesAreas covered include Point Nepean National Park to Langwarrin Reserve, Point Leo to Mt Martha and much more...

The Shell Book of British Walks

Author : John Whatmore
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