St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way

With the Northumberland Coast Path

Author: Rudolf Abraham

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623691

Category: Travel

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 Lindisfarne (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.

Walking in Northumberland

36 walks throughout the national park - coast, Cheviots, Hadrian's Wall and Pennines

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 178362602X

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The book comprises 36 short walking routes between 4 and 14 miles in Northumberland, England's most sparsely populated county. Ranging from easy ambles and gentle woodland trails to long days on the hills, there is something for all types of walker - and all types of weather. Taking in the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, the whole county is covered. Most of the routes are circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of local bus services. The landscapes are rich in history, featuring Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles, and much more. The walks are divided into five geographical areas: north-east Northumberland, National Park (north), Kielder, Tyne Valley and National Park (south) and the North Pennines. Each walk description contains information on start/finish points, distance covered, total ascent, terrain, approximate walking time, grade, maps required, transport options, public toilets and refreshments, and is accompanied by 1:50k OS mapping. The book also includes a handy route summary table.

The Wye Valley Walk

From Chepstow to Plynlimon

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 Ascent of Snowdon

The six classic routes up Snowdon

Author: EG Rowland

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620242

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 32

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Snowdon is the highest peak south of Scotland in the UK. It certainly looks a mountain from all points of the compass. Five rocky ridges radiate from the summit. Between them are five dark cwms, mainly with sunless depths, that give a forbidding aspect to the approaches. For Snowdon has no sylvan graces. Once the valleys are left behind, it is a treeless waste. There is little heather on its slopes and the grey grass on its less stony sides gives scant nourishment to the hardy mountain sheep that roam on its barren sides. But there is a beauty in this wildness, and the many lakes that lie in its cwms and the small streams that run down into them help to relieve the stern landscape. After describing a tour round the mountain, this book gives details of the five well-marked regular paths up the mountain, the Mountain Railway and the famous Horseshoe Walk. It then deals with a few of the lesser used variations from the beaten track and then concludes with a few hints to budding hill walkers.

The Swiss Alps

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654883

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series, describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland - the peaks, passes, valleys and bases - to help readers identify the best destinations for their chosen mountain activity. Lavishly illustrated throughout, and with scores of expertly drawn maps, this is the essential guide for all active visitors to one of Europe's most mountainous, and beautiful, countries. Includes descriptions of all the Swiss Alps, area-by-area from the Chablais Alps in the south west to the Silvretta in the north east, with classic walks and climbs identified, alongside outlines of all the major hut-to-hut trekking routes. Full information on maps, guides and accommodation is provided, pinpointing all the mountain huts in the area.

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.

Saint Cuthbert

With an Account of the State in which His Remains Were Found Upon the Opening of His Tomb in Durham Cathedral, in the Year MDCCCXXVII.

Author: James Raine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian saints

Page: 246

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In Search Of England

Author: Roy Hattersley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118160

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Passionate, affectionate and indefatigably curious, In Search of England joins a tradition of writing, from William Cobbett to JB Priestley, that makes a journey around the English countryside and character. England is the most various of countries; within its borders, life changes mile on mile. Roy Hattersley celebrates crumbling churches and serene Victorian architecture, magnificent hills and wind-whipped coast, our music, theatre and local customs, and, above all, the quirky good humour and resilience of England's denizens. In Search of England is an unapologetic love story, a paean of praise for all the fascinating variety and flavour of England's places and people.

The Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty

Art, Sanctity, and the Truth of Catholicism

Author: John Saward

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898706327

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This book is a unique meditation on the beauty of Christ and His saints and centers on several works of art by Fra Angelico. Saward has written a book not on art history but on the spendor of Catholic truth. Beauty is the splendor of truth.

Das Orakel von Stambul

Roman

Author: Michael David Lukas

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458767509

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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Eine schillernde Stadt voller exotischer Gerüche und unbekannter Klänge. Ein Weltreich kurz vor dem Zerfall. Ein Herrscher, der keinen Ausweg mehr sieht. Und ein junges Mädchen, das die Menschen verzaubert und dazu berufen scheint, den Lauf der Weltgeschichte zu verändern. Es ist der Spätsommer 1877. In Constanta am Schwarzen Meer schwebt ein Schwarm Wiedehopfe über dem Haus von Yakob Cohen und seiner Frau Leah. Er kündigt die Geburt eines besonderen Mädchens an, Eleonora. Noch ehe sie das achte Lebensjahr erreicht, lernt sie Lesen und kennt sieben Sprachen. Als ihr Vater geschäftlich nach Istanbul reisen muß, folgt ihm Eleonora als blinder Passagier. Am Bosporus entdeckt sie eine neue Welt der Farbenpracht und geheimnisvollen Eleganz. Doch selbst hier bleiben ihre außergewöhnlichen Gaben nicht lange unentdeckt. Bald schon erfährt auch der Palast des Sultans vom Wunderkind. Abdülhamid II. ist sofort von Eleonora verzaubert und macht sie zu seiner persönlichen Beraterin. Unversehens liegen Wohl und Wehe des Osmanischen Reiches in den Händen einer Achtjährigen.

Reif für die Insel

England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641090571

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komisch Was ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche Namen wie Llywyngwril auf den Ortsschildern stehen? Wo Kekse gereicht werden, die jedes Gebiss bedrohen? Von den Kalkfelsen Dovers bis ins raue schottische Thurso erkundet Bryson die eigentümliche Weit jenseits des Ärmelkanals und kommt zu dem Schluss: England muss man einfach lieben - ganz gleich, wie wunderlich es einem zuweilen erscheinen mag.

Spring Tide

Author: Iris Collier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349409560

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Peaceful and isolated, and for part of each day cut off from the Northumbrian mainland by the tides, Lindisfarne seems untouched by the 20th century. But when the body of barmaid Ginny Adams, raped and battered, is discovered in a shallow grave, it is clear that evil has come to Holy Island.