St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way

With the Northumberland Coast Path

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623683

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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This guide describes two long-distance trails through the unspoilt scenery of Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way begins at Heavenfield and its 97 miles take in rolling farmland and the Simonside Hills before reaching the vast sandy beaches of the coast. The 62 mile St Cuthbert's Way begins at Melrose and crosses the rugged crags and heather moorland of the Cheviot Hills. Both trails pass through Northumberland National Park to converge on atmospheric Holy Island, before continuing up the coast to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Each can be walked within a week, though there is scope for shortening or lengthening the stages to suit different itineraries. Also shown is the 64 mile the Northumberland Coast Path from Cresswell to Berwick, which covers the entire length of the Northumberland Coast AONB. The guidebook is crammed with interesting snippets of information, alongside indispensable practical details of transport and accommodation in the area. With varied scenery and a rich history encompassing spectacular castles, medieval abbeys and Roman remains, this is one of Britain's most beautiful corners to explore on foot.

Northumberland Coast Path

Author: Roland Tarr

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781315620

Category:

Page: 168

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The Northumberland coastline stretches from the outskirts of Newcastle up to the Scottish border at Berwick-upon-Tweed – a popular holiday destination for its wild and sweeping landscape of endless beaches of pale sand, succession of spectacular castles like Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh, congenial resorts like Alnmouth, and unique offshore attractions like Holy Island and the Farne Islands. Now, Roland Tarr’s new Trail Guide maps out the walker’s route along the entire coast, starting from the centre of Newcastle and including an extension beyond Berwick to the seabird crags of St Abb’s Head. Along the way the guide covers the remarkable industrial heritage of this coastline – the coalmining town of Ashington that gave birth to both the Ashington Group of Pitmen Painters and the Charlton brothers – and its fabulous wildlife, with seals and puffins off the shore. From a handsome Tyneside city to a distinguished border town straddling the Tweed, this is a superbly bracing walking country for the ever-increasing number of tourists who discover Northumberland every year.

St Cuthbert's Way

A pilgrims' companion

Author: Mary Low

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 1849521522

Category: Travel

Page: 100

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St Cuthbert's Way runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. This book, designed as a pilgrims' companion, presents information essential for walking the Way, together with a field guide to plac

The Reivers Way

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654573

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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A comprehensive guide to walking The Reivers Way, a long-distance path through Northumberland at the northern edge of England, from Corbridge to Alnmouth. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious border 'reivers' and discover how they survived centuries of strife and warfare. The Reivers Way wanders for 150 miles (240 kilometres) through the wildest and most scenic parts of Northumberland, taking in the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Tynedale, Redesdale, the Simonside Hills, Coquetdale and the Cheviot Hills. This wild and sparsely populated landscape includes a national park, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a fine heritage coast. This guidebook includes nine days with variants and alternative routes, clearly illustrated on OS map extracts; details of all the services and facilities along the way; background information on local history and heritage; and information about an optional excursion to the bird reserves of the Farne Islands.

St. Cuthbert's Way

Author: Roger Smith,Ron Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780272573

Category: Saint Cuthbert's Way (England and Scotland)

Page: 104

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Walking in Croatia

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653577

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 19 day walks and 7 multi-day treks in Croatia's Dinaric Alps and the Croatian islands. The routes are both circular and point-to-point treks, and vary from 3km easy strolls to strenuous multi-day hut-to-hut mountain treks. The terrain varies from gently sloping hills to rugged tops and limestone crags. Each route is graded by difficulty which ranges from very easy to difficult so there is a route to suit every ability. The guide includes detailed background information, with sections on history, culture, wildlife, accommodation and planning information, including a directory of the mountain huts and their facilities. The walks are covered in eight main sections: around Zagreb, in Slovania, and Istira, Walks in the coastal ranges or Dinaric Alps, in Velebit, in Plitvicka jezera and Krka, Walks in Mosor, Kozjack and Biokovo and on the Croatian islands.

Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles

Author: Emma Wells

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780719817076

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

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This book leads the modern traveler along some of the key medieval walking routes of England, Scotland, and Wales, taking in world-famous sites such as Canterbury and Lindisfarne, and out-of-the-way places along paths not so widely traveled. Each route has easy-to-follow directions that guide walkers step by step on a journey of discovery. Illustrated throughout in color, this practical book provides clear maps and informative commentary on the history of each route, as well as its current landscape, shrines, art, and architecture, making this an ideal starting point for those looking for new places to visit. This book offers an understanding of the history, significance, and practices surrounding the pilgrim routes and sites of Britain, helping us to follow in the footsteps of our forebears and gain invaluable insights into their medieval world.

The Great Stones Way

Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury

Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623756

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

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A guidebook to the Great Stones Way, a 36-mile walk through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle south of Swindon to Old Sarum north of Salisbury. The walk is divided into 6 stages with each stage ranging from 4 to 11 miles. The walk passes through countryside adorned with significant historical sites and relics from ages past, with short detours to the world-famous Stonehenge and equally enchanting Avebury henge. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is a route summary table, information about facilities en route, plus maps for Avebury henge and Stonehenge. Rich with history and showcasing picturesque landscapes, this is a walk that can be savoured over the course of a week or enjoyed as an energetic weekend adventure. Good transport links are available at each end.

The Teesdale Way

From Dufton to the North Sea

Author: Martin Collins,Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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A guidebook to The Teesdale Way which follows the River Tees for exactly 100 miles from its source near Dufton to its outlet at Middlesbrough on the north-east coast. The Way is divided into eight stages of moderate walking and takes about a fortnight to complete. The route leads through varied country - wild moorland and deep dales, many with dramatic waterfalls, gentle pastures and industrial towns. Not everyone will wish to tackle the Teesdale Way in one go. A final chapter in this book describes ten circular day walks designed to combine parts of the Teesdale Way with footpaths through fine countryside flanking the river on both sides. Reprinted with updates in 2013.

The Pilgrims' Way

To Canterbury from Winchester and London

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 (136 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.

The Wye Valley Walk

Author: The Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849658358

Category: Travel

Page: 176

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Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.

The Central Fells

Walking guide to the Lake District

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Lakeland Fellranger guidebook covering 28 summits in the Central Fells of the Lake District, including a variety of ascents in the high ground between Great Langdale and Keswick. The area is flanked to the west by Stake Pass, Langstrath, Borrowdale and Derwentwater, and to the east by Grasmere, Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere. Each of the 28 fells has a dedicated chapter describing a plethora of walking routes of differing characters and difficulties (from wide bridleways up to easy scrambles), which can easily be combined to make ascents, descents, traverses or ridge routes. The chapter begins with a customised Harvey map that illustrates the routes, and shows ridge connections to neighbouring fells to assist in the planning of extended walks. In many instances pen and ink drawn diagrams show the routes from a given perspective to assist visualisation. The guidebook is fully illustrated throughout with clear elevation diagrams, detailed summit panoramas and lots of inspiring photographs. The Central Fells is part of the eight-volume Lakeland Fellranger series by Mark Richards. Together they provide a comprehensive guide to explore and enjoy the fells of the Lake District, with a selection of routes up more than 220 hills.

The Far Eastern Fells

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849659079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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A Lakeland Fellranger walking guide exploring 33 summits in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District, including a wide range of walks between Pooley Bridge to the north and Windermere to the south. Among the summits featured are Hallin Fell and Place Fell on the shores of Ullswater, Kidsty Pike above Haweswater and the fells of the famous Kentmere horseshoe to the south. Each of the 33 fells has a dedicated chapter describing a plethora of walking routes of differing characters and difficulties (from wide bridleways up to easy scrambles), which can easily be combined to make ascents, descents, traverses or ridge routes. The chapter begins with a customised Harvey map that illustrates the routes, and shows ridge connections to neighbouring fells to assist in the planning of extended walks. In many instances pen and ink drawn diagrams show the routes from a given perspective to assist visualisation. The guidebook is fully illustrated throughout with clear elevation diagrams, detailed summit panoramas and lots of inspiring photographs. The Far Eastern Fells is part of the eight-volume Lakeland Fellranger series by Mark Richards. Together they provide a comprehensive guide to walking in the Lake District, with a selection of routes up more than 220 hills.

The Peaks of the Balkans Trail

Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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A guidebook to the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, a circular route through the wild and rugged borderlands of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo. Launched in 2013 to promote sustainable local tourism and transcend political borders, the 192km trail winds its way through the spectacular scenery of the Prokletije mountains (the southernmost range of the Dinaric Alps), taking in high passes, sweeping valleys and striking limestone peaks. It can be completed in around two weeks: the walking itself is not difficult though the route passes through some remote areas and demands a moderate level of fitness. Welcoming guesthouses and homestays offer accommodation and delicious local cuisine on route, though camping is also a possibility. The guide presents the trail in 10 daily stages and also includes suggestions for excursions to bag neighbouring peaks and visit local sites of interest. Comprehensive route description is accompanied by mapping and colour photos. You will find everything you need to plan a successful trip: guidance on how to get to the route, advice on when to go, where to start your trek and what to take, and information on cross-border permits. Appendices include accommodation listings, useful contacts and an English-Albanian-Montenegrin glossary. The trail has opened up this little-known corner of Europe to trekkers. Yet, despite increasing visitor numbers, the region remains underdeveloped and unspoilt, with traditional mountain villages that feel like somewhere time forgot nestled in dramatic alpine landscapes. Promising spectacular scenery and genuine hospitality, the Peaks of the Balkans Trail invites you to discover the magic of the magnificent mountains of the Balkans.

Lady Anne's Way

Author: Sheila Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781870141352

Category: Cumbria (England)

Page: 96

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The Cumbria Way

Author: John Gillham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852847609

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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A guide to the 75-mile Cumbria Way, an easy long-distance walk though the heart of the Lake District National Park, from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north, with good transport links to either end. The route is largely low-level but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route.

Hadrian's Wall Path

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone PressLtd

ISBN: 9781852845575

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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A handy guidebook for anyone planning to walk Hadrians Wall Path. This 84-mile National Trail route typically takes a week to walk, and is described in both directions. A World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall runs as close as possible to the course of the wall, on its route between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend in Newcastle. Joining the Great Barrier Reef and Yellowstone National Park as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall is one of England's greatest landmarks. Hadrian's Wall leaves a lasting impression on any who visit, including writer George RR Martin who used it as inspiration for his own Wall in the bestselling books and hit TV series, Game of Thrones.

The Islands of Croatia

30 Walks on 14 Adriatic Islands

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone PressLtd

ISBN: 9781852847036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

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This guidebook provides 30 day walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic, ranging from short, easy coastal strolls to more challenging, full day outings over rocky ridges and summits, with spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast. Featuring routes on 14 Croatian islands, including the islands of Hvar and Mljet, as well as quieter islands.