Trekking the Giants' Trail: Alta Via 1 Through the Italian Pennine Alps

Author: Andy Hodges

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781783628070

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Guidebook to trekking Italy's Alta Via 1 - a 180km trail through the Italian Alps, following the northern flank of the Aosta Valley from Donnas to Courmayeur. Nicknamed the Giants' Trail, the route offers fantastic views of the Alpine giants: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. With travel advice and accommodation listings.
Scrambles in the Lake District - North

Author: John Fleetwood

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627332

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Guide to 100 scrambling routes in the north of the English Lake District, covering Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Blencathra and Thirlmere. It presents a comprehensive collection of scrambles on crags and gills, which are linked together to form 25 first-class mountain days. The carefully graded routes range from scrambling grade 1 to climbing grade V Diff, so there is something for beginners as well as veteran mountaineers. Rock climbing equipment is needed for more difficult routes. Each scramble is described with notes about grade, quality, aspect and approach, with colour maps and topos to aid navigation. There is information on safety and equipment, and listings of scrambles by location and grade to allow the reader to assemble their own tailor-made combination of routes. The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas in the world and this guide includes popular routes such as Sharp Edge, Cam Crag Ridge and Sphinx Ridge, dramatic gills like Sandbed and Ill Gills, and 28 classic rock climbs including Corvus, Needle Ridge, Grey Knotts Face and Steeple's East Buttress.
Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

Author: Keith Bradbury

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This guidebook covers the northern stages of the Pennine Bridleway, through Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, a dedicated and waymarked mountain biking and horse-riding trail that opened in 2011. Using part of the Mary Towneley Loop, the route is described for mountain bikers from Summit, just outside Rochdale all the way to Ravenstonedale in Cumbria, in about 176km. 11 circular day mountain bike routes are included for those who do not wish to ride the whole route as a linear trail. It splits the main bridleway into rides of 8 - 16 miles in length. A grand total of 384km of trail are covered, mapped using OS map extracts and illustrated with profiles, photographed and described in enough detail to suit all levels of navigational ability. Appendices also offer information on local facilities, accommodation, bike shops and other useful contacts for planning your days out or longer trip along the Bridleway, and information provided before each route description includes distance, ascent, grading, estimated time and percentage of route off-road, as well as maps needed and pubs and cafes en route.
The North Downs Way

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625291

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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The North Downs Way National Trail is a 130 mile (208km) between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast. The route is described in 11 day stages from west to east with an optional detour via Canterbury. Step-by-step route descriptions are fully illustrated with colour photographs and extracts from OS 1:50,000 mapping for every stage. The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the North Downs Way. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide link together with the map booklet at each stage along the Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack. The North Downs Way is one of the easier national trails with a modest number of steep (but short) ascents and descents and long sections with no noticeable height gain or loss. Several historic sites including Neolithic burial chambers, Roman roads and Norman churches are passed and much of the route follows The Pilgrims' Way.
Walking the South West Coast Path

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628599

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The South West Coast Path National Trail (SWCP) measures a staggering 630 miles (1015km) from Minehead on the Somerset coast right round Devon and Cornwall to Poole in Dorset. The guidebook divides the route into 45 stages of between 12.5 to 37.5km, beginning and ending where amenities are available. Written by prolific outdoor writer Paddy Dillon, this guidebook is packed with lots of information for planning your walk, including clear step-by-step route descriptions and OS map extracts, public transport links, accommodation and facilities along the way. Also described is the 17-mile South Dorset Ridgeway, from West Bexington to Osmington Mills, which can be used as a scenic way to shave 42 miles off the total distance. This epic route takes in Exmoor National Park, five AONBs and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, besides various nature reserves and SSSIs. No other stretch of coastline compares for scenic splendour, historical sites and availability of refreshments, accommodation and public transport, making it easy to split the South West Coast Path into week or weekend-long sections.
Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Author: Dennis Kelsall

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783624799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A guidebook to 44 circular walks in the south and west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with bases including Sedbergh, Malham, Grassington, Skipton, Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. The walks cover the valleys of Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and Dentdale - each with its own distinctive landscape and character. Also included is the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a 23 mile (37km) challenge to bag three summits - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The walks range between 3.5 and 13 miles in length and showcase Yorkshire's diverse landscapes, beautiful views and rich heritage. With the exception of the Three Peaks walk, they are designed to suit most abilities: steeper sections are rare and usually short-lived. Detailed route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping are provided for each route, along with information on nearby points of interest and facilities. Highlights include delightful riverside walking in Wharfedale, spectacular views of the distant Howgills and Lake District Fells, and the arresting limestone cliffs of Malham Cove providing a wonderful introduction to this magnificent area.
Walking on the West Pennine Moors

Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849655392

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Guidebook to 30 day walks in the West Pennine Moors, the wide open country between Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton in the heart of northern England. Walks range between 2.5 and 9 miles in length, and from short, easy rambles to challenging hikes. The West Pennine Moors cover over 80 square miles of wild and diverse landscape. The area is rich in historical heritage, including historic houses, monuments such as Holcombe Tower and Jubilee Tower, and other reminders of the industrial revolution. The walks are described step-by-step clearly illustrated with OS map extracts and colour photographs, with lots of information on local history and geology explained along the way.
Walking in the North Wessex Downs

Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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30 walking routes exploring the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes are between 7 and 20km through this peaceful rolling chalk landscape covering parts of four counties: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, with descriptions to reach the highest points in each one.
The Mountain Hut Book

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in the Alps, along with suggestions for hut-to-hut tours of 3-13 days duration, including the Tour of Mont Blanc. It also traces the history of huts and how they have evolved from the most primitive of shelters to the often purpose-built, eco-friendly buildings of today. For the uninitiated, it unravels some of the mystery of huts and explains how to use them and what facilities to expect. Above all, it illustrates the way in which mountain huts can be truly sociable places, where like-minded people can spend a night or two in the most magical of locations and share a love of wild places.
The Slovene Mountain Trail

Author: Justi Carey

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626793

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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A guidebook to trekking the Slovene Mountain Trail, crossing Slovenia from Austria to the Adriatic. The 550km route is presented in a series of 12 3 to 6-day treks of all levels of difficulty, all featuring start and finish points that can be accessed by public transport. They can be completed as single sections or linked to create a longer trip. Each day is graded: low-grade walking is mostly on tracks or lanes with no steep ascents, whereas the most difficult stages may involve steep and technical terrain including fixed protection or sections of via ferrata, for which a helmet, self-belaying equipment and the appropriate experience are required. In addition to clear route description and mapping, the guide provides all the practical information you will need to plan your trip, covering transport, accommodation and safety, as well as background notes on geology, plants and wildlife. From Maribor, close by the Austrian border in the north-east, to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast in the south-west, the route covers outstanding mountain and upland walking: the vast forested plateau of Pohorje, the sheer limestone peaks of the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps with their via ferrata protected routes, the traditional alpine pastures and flower-strewn ridges of the Karavanke, and the forested hills and olive groves of the limestone karst country that stretch towards the coast.