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Cicerone Guides: The National Trails: The National Trails of England, Scotland and Wales

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Cicerone Guides: The National Trails of England, Scotland and Wales

Inspirational guidebook to Britain's National Trails – 19...

NHBS Price: £18.95 $24/€22 approx

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Paddy Dillon (Author)

256 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Sep 2007 | Edition: 1 | #168908 | ISBN-13: 9781852845049
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About this book

Guidebook to Britain's National Trails - 19 long-distance walking routes through England, Wales and Scotland. Together, the National Trails cover well over 5000km (3100 miles), exploring the rich, scenic, historic countryside of Britain. Some trails are short and easy, while others are long and challenging. Some have a strong theme, following rugged coastlines or meandering rivers. Others use ancient cross-country routes or follow the courses of ancient boundaries. Packed with information, this guide will help you get out and walk the finest long-distance routes in the country. Outline schedules for each Trail allow you compare the routes and organise your own walking itinerary. Basic day-by-day route descriptions for each Trail are illustrated with maps and profiles. For each Trail information is provided on access to and from the route, maps, public transport, guidebooks, TICs, accommodation and useful websites.

'This book covers the 15 national trails of England, Wales plus four long-distance in Scotland. Paddy looks at each of them all in turn, unravelling their themes, what makes them special and to help us plan our next long walk.This is the book to savour as you start thinking about your next walk and where to go. I have to say that having had the book for over a week now, I find a great wish to walk them all, that is, those not yet done.This is the book you should have when you start considering your next adventure or for those days when the weather is foul and you are feeling low. It will remind you what a wonderful land we live in and what delightful walks we have.'(South West Coast Path Association / Autumn 2007)


Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Wanted: A Long Green Trail
Making Trails
Trail Theme
Waymarking
Path Associations
Maps
Guidebooks
Long-distance Laughs
Websites
Accommodation
Food and Drink
Tourist Information Centres
Preparing for a Long Walk
General Fitness
Packing
Best Time of Year
Making Time
Who's Going? Planning
Public Transport
Daily Routine
Emergencies
The National Trails

ENGLAND
1 South West Coast Path
2 South Downs Way
3 North Downs Way
4 The Ridgeway
5 Thames Path
6 Cotswold Way
7 Peddars Way and Norfolk

Coast Path
8 Yorkshire Wolds Way
9 Cleveland Way
10 Pennine Bridleway
11 Pennine Way
12 Hadrian's Wall Path

WALES
13 Pembrokeshire Coast Path
14 Offa's Dyke Path
15 Glyndwr's Way
Long Distance Routes

SCOTLAND
16 Southern Upland Way
17 Speyside Way
18 West Highland Way
19 Great Glen Way

APPENDIX 1. Useful Contacts
APPENDIX 2. Route Summaries


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Biography

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer, writing for a number of outdoor magazines, as well as producing information for tourism groups. Paddy has walked and written about every county in Great Britain, as well as many parts of Europe, Asia and North America.

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