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Cicerone Guide: the Scottish Glens, Book 4: the Glens of Trossach

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone Guides: The Scottish Glens Volume: 4

By: PD Koch-Osborne

Cicerone Press

Paperback | #75738 | ISBN-13: 9781852841997
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The aim in this series of books is to provide the mountainbiker and walker with information on an intended route so they know something of what to expect. One of the problems is that O.S. maps give no indication as to whether an 'other road' is metalled, a path or a forest fire break, or anything in between. Many bridges shown on O.S. maps do not exist. Rivers are difficult to judge in size from the map, and a building may be anything from a pile of stones to a maintained bothy. All is revealed without removing the sense of adventure and exploration. Gradient profiles help to assess how strenuous a route is, and each hand-drawn page contains a wealth of information. The object is to save wasted leisure time and enable the armchair explorer to plan ahead or relive experiences. "The Glens of Trossach" includes: Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, South Tayside and Lochearnhead, Callendar to Comrie and Crieff and the Ochil Hills.


Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Routes Loch Lomond Glean Dubh Loch Ard Forest Achray Forest Loch Katrine Glen Finglas Loch Venachar Strathyre Forest South Tayside and Lochearnhead S. Tayside and L'aernh'd Routes River Larig Loch Voil Monachyle Glen Glean Dubh / Glen Kendrum Glen Ogle Lochan Breaclaich Glen Ample Ardtalnaig Glen Callander to Comrie Callander to Comrie Routes Glen Artney Strath a Ghlinne Gleann an Dubh Choirein Glen Vorlich Glen Tarken Glen Boltachan Glen Lednock Crieff and the Ochil Hills Crieff and the Ochill Hills Route Glen Turret Glen Almond Girron Burn Milton Burn Glen Shee Glen Devon Glen Sherup Carron Valley Link Routes

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I have walked the hills from the age of about 7, and cycled for as long as I can remember in my native Yorkshire and the Lake District, and abroad in the Alps and Pyrenees. When the new sport of mountainbiking emerged in the eighties it seemed a natural progression - a combination of two of my favourite activities. But where to go? On hiring bikes on a holiday near Aviemore with my wife, son and daughter there was no information available other than the OS maps. We soon got our own bikes and I set out to compile a guide to the tracks around the Cairngorms, more as a personal notebook at first. Once completed, I approached Cicerone Press. Walt Unsworth, the then owner of Cicerone, immediately gave me a contract for "the first three" books. Untill then it was never my intention to write more. The rest is, as they say, history! The completion of the series of nine books took 10 years during which time I was fortunate enough to retire (ridiculously early!) from my main business in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. We soon moved to Beauly in the Highlands of Scotland where work on the last 6 or 7 books continued. Sadly, my first wife died in 1999, just before the final book was printed. I have since re-married and will soon be moving to Cumbria to be closer to family and friends and to re-visit my beloved Lakeland Hills. My writing activities have continued in the sphere of walking guides up in the Scottish Highlands but who knows what the future in Cumbria holds?

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