Cycling Climbs of North-West England

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Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012237

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The eighth and final book in a series of UK regional cycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England, Scotland and North-East England, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-West England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

Cycling Climbs of North-East England

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Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Presenting the seventh book in a series of eight UK regionalcycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs! Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England and Scotland, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-East England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

Cycling Climbs of South-West England

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Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The fifth book in the series of eight UK regional cycling guides from author Simon Warren takes readers (and their bikes) to the shores and skylines of South-West England. Plot a route between any two points in this region and its profile is likely to resemble an upturned saw blade – together, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and the exquisite Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks form a perfect hill climber’s playground. In quiet Cornish fishing villages, on top of Bodmin Moor and cresting the Salisbury Plain are legions of punishingly beautiful roads eager to meet their cycling match, and the very best are between these pages. With a list including the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, Gold Hill, Haytor Vale and the fearsome Porlock, this region is one to relish.

Cycling Climbs of South-East England

A Road Cyclist's Guide

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Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711240019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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In this road cyclist's guide, cycling enthusiast and bestselling author Simon Warren presents 60 of the greatest cycling climbs in London and the Home Counties, including classics like Box Hill in Surrey ('the Alpe d'Huez of the South-East') and London's Swains Lane, the capital's stiffest climb. From the rolling vistas of the Chilterns, through the twisting lanes of the Surrey Hills all the way to the rugged white cliffs of Dover, the South-East is littered with tough climbs. Many have now become household names such as the mighty Box Hill or Ditchling Beacon, but many others lie hidden, gems just waiting for you to discover. So whether you live in London Fields or the Kentish Weald there will be a climb inside this book, right on your doorstep, just waiting to be conquered.

Britain's Greatest Cycling Climbs

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Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1312

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Comprising a total of 545 ascents from the tip of Cornwall all the way up to the highlands of Scotland, the eight region-specific volumes of Britain’s Greatest Cycling Climbs contain the most comprehensive documentation of Britain’s hills ever compiled for road cyclists. Featuring original photography, key climbing statistics and location information, Simon Warren takes you on a detailed and engaging tour of the best (and most challenging) hill-climbing spots in the UK. Whether it’s a vicious incline on the North York Moors you crave, or a grind up one of the epic mountain passes in Wales, this ultimate resource for cycling enthusiasts will help you find what you are looking for. So pick a volume, choose a climb and saddle up for a ride to remember.

Walking in the Pentland Hills

30 Walks in Edinburgh's Local Hills

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Author: Susan Falconer

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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This guidebook describes 30 circular walks in Scotland's Pentland Hills, a range of low summits which extends between Edinburgh and Biggar in South Lanarkshire. Ranging from 3 to 27km (2-17 miles), there is something to suit all abilities from the novice to the experienced hill-walker, with each route showcasing a different aspect of the area's unique character. Step-by-step route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and a wealth of interesting information on the region's rich natural and cultural heritage: its geology, history, wildlife and connections with literary greats such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Local place names are explained, local folklore explored and there is a helpful glossary of dialect terms. The Pentland Hills can be enjoyed in all seasons. Although the highest summit, Scald Law, stands at 579m, stunning vistas belie their modest elevation: this is a region of grass and heather-clad slopes which rise above picturesque valleys hiding streams and reservoirs. Walking in the Pentland Hills is an ideal companion to discovering great walking on Scotland's most accessible hills.

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 walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. 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. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.

Britain

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Author: Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864501476

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1088

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A jolly good travel guide that covers England, Scotland and Wales with in-depth information on Britain's unique historical and cultural heritage, the lowdown on entertainment from pub crawls to festivals, as well as a multitude of places to stay, eat and shop. color photos. 147 maps.

The Great British Road Rides Guide

The Best of the UK in 55 Bike Routes

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Author: Clive Forth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472911598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The Great British Road Rides Guide will inspire you to plan spectacular road rides. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, the 55 fun, flowing routes have been selected for their lack of traffic, their variation and their stunning views of the British landscape. · Routes from all across the UK · Each ride features a route map, an elevation map and concise information on length, climbs and rail links, along with a descriptive ride-through · Rides vary from 30km to 200km, with climbs of 200m to 3000m · Includes two 'Taste Le Tour' rides for each of the two Tour de France Yorkshire stages in 2014. Also includes printable routes from the Bloomsbury website.