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The National 3 Peaks – Taking up the Challenge, Steve Williams

The National 3 Peaks – Taking up the Challenge, Steve Williams
The National 3 Peaks – Taking up the Challenge is Steve Williams’ inspirational Discovery Walking Guide to planning, preparing and completing the 3 Peaks Challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in 24 hours. Part narrative and part practical guide, the author explores the training that walkers need to do before attempting the challenge and describes his successful 24-hour attempt. The guide has comprehensive guidance on training, walking routes, driving routes, navigation on the hills, equipment, meals and accommodation …

The Norfolk Mystery, Ian Samson

The Norfolk Mystery, Ian Samson
Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals – and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is stony broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where 'intelligence is essential', he applies. Thus begins Sefton's association with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect …

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, Robert McFarlane

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, Robert McFarlane
In “The Old Ways” Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove – roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of songlines and their singers …

The Origin of Species

Darwin’s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task.

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path (Phoebe Smith)

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail is an easy-to-follow 96-mile trail that combines the best of inland and coastal walking in Norfolk, and one that, being well waymarked, largely flat and within easy reach of public transport for most of its length, is ideal for people new to long-distance walks. Described here in eight stages, the route can be walked in just over a week but also easily split into day walks or over a series of weekends, with full information about access to start and finish points for each stage by public transport. The trail is a walk of two halves.

The Peddars Way begins at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk and follows the route of an old Roman road for over 40 miles to Holme-next-the-Sea, where it meets the Norfolk Coast Path (which begins nearby, at Hunstanton). This then follows the spectacular north Norfolk coast to the seaside town of Cromer. This handy guidebook is illustrated throughout with extracts of OS 1:50,000 mapping and stunning photographs depicting the Trail in all seasons and describes points of interest along the way, including the Nofolk Songlines sculptures, and also facilities available in the towns and villages.

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset, Robert Andrews
From the genteel Georgian terraces of Bath to the wilderness expanses of Exmoor, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset provides an all-round account of this richly rewarding region, with comprehensive details of what to see, what to do and where to sleep, eat and drink. Useful context and background information accompany all the practicalities, interspersed with vivid, full-colour photos and some of the clearest maps to be found in any guidebook …

The Rough Guide to Scotland, Rob Humphreys

The Rough Guide to Scotland, Rob Humphreys
The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands and Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life …

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District

The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District, James Rebank
This is the Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years …

The Story of England, Michael Wood

The Story of England, Michael Wood
In “The Story of England Michael Wood” tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today. The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial – and many centuries of recorded history …

The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scotland, Marianna Lines

The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scotland: A Guide to Scotland’s Ancient Sites and Sacred Places, Marianna Lines
Scotland has a rich prehistory stretching from Neolithic times through the Bronze and Iron Ages. She has islands from the magnificent Orkneys and Shetlands to the Outer Hebrides and the Uists, the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides. Each one is renowned for its ancient sanctity …

The West Country, John Payne

The West Country, John Payne
The West Country in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic, architectural, cultural and historical elements that make up the landscape and each title is written and researched by an academic expert. An Epilogue offers suggestion for further reading and indices of literary, artistic and historical names and places and landmarks.

The Wilderness Cookbook (Phoebe Smith)

Following on from the huge success of her previous titles, Wilderness Weekends (2015) and Britain’s Best Small Hills (2016), outdoor guru Phoebe Smith returns with her top tips about wilderness cooking on a single stove, including fifty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. She also adds that secret extra ingredient to each recipe – an incredible sense of place – from moorland to coast, woodland, mountains or riverside. This innovative title is packed with advice on how to get the most out of walking in wild places, wild camping and wild cooking.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, Paul Shorrock

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, Paul Shorrock
If you are new to walking in the Yorkshire Dales, you're in for a treat, as we trace our way up the Three Peaks. First though, we'll do them one at a time, giving a chance to savour the experience, as well as getting to know the area. Paul Shorrock is the 'local' expert who has brought together the whole 'Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge' adventure. He starts by exploring each of the three peaks through six day walks before moving on to tackle the whole challenge …

The Yorkshire Wolds Way, Tony Gowers

The Yorkshire Wolds Way, Tony Gowers
Yorkshire Wolds Way, a 127-km / 79 mile route from Hesse on the Humber Estuary to Flint, in a series of walking guides to the National Trails and other long-distance paths of Great Britain with colour extracts from the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series at 1:25,000 showing points along the route cross-referenced to the text. The maps also indicate nearby places of interest and various facilities including campsites and caravan parks, youth hostels, water points, pubs, information or visitor centres, etc. Also shown are alternative sections of the route and stretches designated as bridleways or suitable for cycling …

Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain

Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain, Dixe Wills
From the tiny island that shaped the entire English language, to the island that terrified Dylan Thomas, there’s more to Britain’s tiny islands than you might think! Have your own tiny adventure by visiting any of the 60 remarkable little islands around Britain featured here …

Voyage of the Beagle

When the Beagle sailed out of Devonport on 27th December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. The journal that he kept shows a naturalist making patient observations concerning geology and natural history as well as people, places and events.