The Long Days in Lakeland

Ronald Turnbull  special price £7.95

Scrambles & Easy Climbs in the Lake District

Jon Sparks & Judith Brown   £10.95

Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia

Jon Sparks, Tom Hutton

 & Jerry Rawson  £12.95


See London Walk London

Nick Channer   £8.95

The Famous Highland Drove Walk

Irvine Butterfield   £9.95

In Hike and Bike Bowland Jon Sparks will show you around. On his well chosen 24 walks, 7 road bike and 4 mountain bike rides he will take you to places high and low, by river, through woods and onto the tops. For those  with a zest for something more daring, take a white-knuckle ride on the rocky mountain bike trails of Gisburn Forest. There’s even a long distance route, which can be broken up into six linear walks, with good transport links making it straightforward to tackle them individually. The author provides fascinating background information on flora

Surely the finest of their challenges is the 27-mile Welsh 3000s traverse, which takes in all 15 of Wales 3000 ft peaks. Roy Clayton guides walkers through the route, while experienced fell runner, Ronald Turnbull, gives the necessary advice for runners, and for walkers who wish to step up the pace .

    Turnbull also describes the 200-mile Dragon’s Back race and the 47-top Paddy Buckley Round, probably the most difficult 24-hour challenge in the British Isles, but one that can be tackled by mere mortals as a 4-day backpack.

In Across Scotland On Foot, Turnbull, a self-confessed Munro-bagger and keen hillunner, has written a highly individual and humorous account of his crossings of Scotland. He describes in detail a leisurely 18-day journey from Stonehaven to the Isle of Skye, a fast trip across the Galloway Peninsular, and a 3-day route in the Northern Highlands between Evanton and Poolewe. Other routes such as Not the Southern Upland Way, a crossing of Mull, the Wide Way and the author's own version of the Great Outdoor Challenge are discussed, but more briefly described.

Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell and Scafell Pike: four fine mountains, and placed just far enough apart that a strong walker can do them in a day, with 45 miles of woodland, upland and crag in between.

The authors also cover the Old County Tops and round up the eight Valley Horseshoe routes. They describe the 25-mile Roman Road from Windermere to Penrith. For the extremely energetic there’s the 60-mile Bob Graham Round and challenges beyond . . .

    Ronald Turnbull gives valuable advice on diet, pace, timing and training for both walkers and hillrunners.

This coffee table style hardback crammed full with adventures for lovers of Lakeland. Turnbull takes the reader on evocative journeys alongside lakeshores, beneath mossy crags and waterfalls to high passes and lonely tarns. He scrambles in and out of seven valleys and runs over the Bob Graham Round's forty-two tops. Turnbull also  takes you on a tarmac-free version of the four Three-thousanders. With lazier days in mind he plans ten daywalks, and combines fellwalking with the leisurely pursuit of ferryboat cruising.

Scrambles & Easy Climbs in the Lake District is about the appreciation of rock, the exhilaration of climbing, and in some of the most beautiful places on earth. By discarding the arbitrary division between scrambles and rock-climbs, the books makes its readers free to explore all the Lake District's rocky places.

    The book also offers sound advice on how to get started and how to progress; routes that are safe in the wet, and those that should be saved for perfect conditions; and where to eat, drink and sleep between the ascents. But above all you'll find 69 routes, from scrambling Grade 1 to rock-climbing V.Diff.

The second in the series of Scrambles & Easy Climbs covers the mountainous region of Snowdonia in Wales. This time Jon Sparks has teamed up with experienced climbers Tom Hutton and Jerry Rawson. The book takes you from the classic crags of Ogwen and Llanberis to wild places on the fringes of the national park like the rugged Rhinogydd, the Aran and Cadair Idris. There are 51 routes in all from scramblers’ Grade 1 to climbers’ V Diff.

Well-known travel writer, Nick Channer takes his readers on 21 fascinating journeys through London. Most of the walks are themed like Government and Empire, Royal Residences, Law and Order, A Walk with Wren and In the Steps of Sherlock Holmes. Others stroll by the Thames, seeing sights both old, like St Paul’s Cathedral, the clipper, Cutty  Sark, and new, like the London Eye and Millennium Bridge.All walks tart and finish at an underground station, with several connected to a mainline railway station. The book has clear two-colour maps, good information on transport and where to eat and drink.

Every Autumn for hundreds of years hardy Highlanders set out with their hardy Highland cattle on a 200-mile trek from Skye to the mart at Crieff in Perthshire. Through seven mountain ranges the cattle plodded, fording rivers swollen by October rains and swimming the stormy waters of the narrows at Kylerhea. In 1981 30 Highland cattle were herded out of Skye to recreate this epic trek .Irvine Butterfield. now leads today’s walkers in the hoofprints of the drove, along riversides and quiet green glens, and through wild mountain passes.

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