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Book of Britain's Walks by Annette Yates
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Book of Britain's Walks

by Annette Yates

Series: AA Walks

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Rambling is the number one outdoor activity in Britain, with more fans even than football, claims the chairman of the Outdoor Writers' Guild in the introduction to the AA Book of Britain's Walks. And this isn't surprising when you consider Britain's scenery. Within one day you can walk "from airy coastal cliffs, sand dunes, through lovely riverside meadows and woods to towering crag-bound lakes and mountains". With such majestic surroundings at our fingertips, it may seem odd to stay in and read a book. But this isn't that sort of book. While its colour photographs of patchwork fields, crumbling castles and wind-whipped trees inspire you to get up out of that armchair, illustrated maps point the way. And you needn't worry that this hefty hardback is too big to carry: each of the 120 maps is reproduced in a rucksack-friendly pocket book.

Each themed walk is accompanied by a coloured panel giving information about distance, terrain, gradients and where to park a vehicle, together with a grading system represented by symbols (three boots indicate mountainous or difficult terrain). Numbered instructions surround each map, offering cryptic tips such as: "At a panorama dial, bear right off the path for a steep short-cut to the summit", ensuring that even losing your way can be fun.

An illustrated collection of 120 themed walks with easy to follow directions and accurate route maps.
  antimuzak | Oct 23, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0749566094, Hardcover)

Walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Britain. Featuring more than 100 routes from across the country, this fully-revised edition offers something for everyone. Whether a family on a day out, a seasoned rambler or just someone wanting to explore a new part of the country, this book provides a wealth of walks around both well-known landmarks and hidden gems that are well-worth exploring. The six regions of the book (Southwest England; Southeast England; Central England; Northern England; Wales; and Scotland) contain a selection of walks at varying levels of difficulty. Each walk has a clear, easy-to-follow map and route description and is accompanied by a detailed background history about the local area. A free pocket book version provides a practical companion for all those eager to head out and try the illustrated walks of the larger edition.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:19 -0400)

Featuring more than 100 routes from across the country, this revised edition offers something for everyone. Whether a family on a day out, a seasoned rambler or just someone wanting to explore a new part of the country, the text provides a wealth of walks around both well-known landmarks and hidden gems that are well-worth exploring. Previous ed.:… (more)

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