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Walk Dartmoor

Walking / Outdoor Guide

By: Kate Hobbs and Alan Hobbs

160 pages, OS map sections & colour images

Discovery Walking Guides

Spiralbound | Jan 2006 | #175532 | ISBN: 1904946127
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

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Walk! Dartmoor with Kate and Alan Hobbs covers walks of varying length across Dartmoor - from the dramatic high moors, gentle riversides, idyllic country lanes, unspoilt villages, to sites of ancient archaeology and former industries, and all with spectacular views. This user friendly illustrated guide has a summary of walking routes and is rated by time, effort, distance and hills, as well as the availability of refreshments en route and the vertigo risk.Each walk is described in full and there are timings listed in the book to help with navigation and progress. The colour guide is ring-bound with a water-resistant cover and contains a 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey map for each route. --Devon Life May 2006 Book Description Within the heart of Devon lies Dartmoor's 365 square miles of natural beauty, one of the largest areas of exposed granite in southern England. Apart from its spectacular scenery, Dartmoor is rich in flora and fauna. Come with us to explore Dartmoor's dramatic high moors, gentle riversides, idyllic country lanes and unspoilt villages, discovering spectacular views, ancient archaeology and traces of bygone industries. All 40 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licenced mapping for each route, short walk and stroll alternatives.

Walk! Dartmoor with Kate and Alan Hobbs covers walks of varying length across Dartmoor - from the dramatic high moors, gentle riversides, idyllic country lanes, unspoilt villages, to sites of ancient archaeology and former industries, and all with spectacular views. This user friendly illustrated guide has a summary of walking routes and is rated by time, effort, distance and hills, as well as the availability of refreshments en route and the vertigo risk.Each walk is described in full and there are timings listed in the book to help with navigation and progress. The colour guide is ring-bound with a water-resistant cover and contains a 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey map for each route. --Devon Life May 2006 An inspiring and exciting book for all Dartmoor fans, 26 Feb 2006 This is a new approach to a walking guide for Dartmoor. It is fresh, attractive and practical - I like the spiral binding. I am getting into GPS navigation and so am delighted with the GPS waypoints in the book. Not only do you know that the authors have walked the route exactly as described, you can download the data into your handheld GPS unit and follow the route - no chance of getting lost. The walk description are particularly good. There is a balance between getting the facts of the route over to the reader, but there is also background information that adds to your understanding of the landscapes you pass through. The information bars at the start of each route are really useful - you can tell at a glance detail such as ascents & descents, time and distance, even refreshment advice. And I was quite surprised to see that the OS maps are the very latest with CROW land etc. - right up to date. Good photos too. I am trying to think of a criticism - but I can't. Excellent book. S Clark Norwich An Ideal Companion For Walks On Dartmoor, 28 Feb 2006 This book is the ideal size to carry with you on a walk, and provides all the detail neded to follow the walk. Points of interest are highlighted, and often illustrated with excellent photographs. My only gripe is that the photos are a little small for my rather old eyes. Larger photos would have made the book bulkier or they would have to eliminated some - so I suppose the compromise is about right for most people. I have found that the walks are accurately described with the time taken predictable from the book. The unusual feature of the book is the provision of GPS way point data, so by loading the way points into your gps before setting off, you can simply follow the route knowing you are exactly on the intended path. I found this reassuring, and it certainly added an element of interest to the walks. Overall, a book I heartily recommend, I will be looking out for more books in the series. Ianxwin - UK


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