This is a complete, full-colour guide, with 32 walking routes throughout upland Hungary. Most visitors are unaware of Hungary's secret highland landscape of rolling hills, high karst meadows, vineyards, crags, castles and villages. The volcanic mountains and limestone plateaux stretch in a chain from the Slovakian border to central-west and southern Hungary. The ancient trails of the country are now a network of walking paths with a good system of coloured waymarks. The guide gives a fascinating insight into the history and geography of the country, as well as supplying tips on walking in the countryside, and a list of useful words and phrases.
Introduction The Highlands of Hungary How the Guide is Organised Getting to Hungary Budapest When to Go Walking Clothing and Accessories Rural Accommodation Getting Around Hungary Health Waymarking Maps Forestry, Hunting, National Parks, Privatisation and Access Village Facilities Flora, Fungi and Fauna History Village Life A History of Hungary's Walking Movements The National Blue Route Walks in Northern Hungary The Aggtelek Walk 1 - Josvafo*-Aggtelek Circuit Walk 2 - Josvafo* to Bodvaszilas Walk 3 - Tornanadaska to Szogliget The Borzsony Walk 4 - Kiralyret and Csovanyos Walk 5 - Nagy-Mana Ridge Walk 6 - Nagy-Hideg-hegy to Kemence Walk 7 - Kiralyhaza to Diosjeno Walk 8 - Dregelypalank to Diosjeno The Bukk Walk 9 - The High Bukk: Szilvasvarad to Repashuta Walk 10 - The High Bukk: Lillafured to Repashuta Walk 11 - The Beehive Stones: Eger to Cserepvaralja The Matra Walk 12 - Matrahaza to Matraszentistvan Walk 13 - Agasvar and Csorgo*-patak Walk 14 - The Matra ridge way (east section) The Zemplen Walk 15 - Nagy-Milic and Fuzer Castle Walk 16 - Hollohaza to Fuzer Walk 17 - Rostallo to Mogyoroska Walk 18 - Telkibanya to Regec Walk 19 - Mogyoroska to Boldogko*varalja Walks in Transdanubia The Bakony Walk 20 - Cuha Valley Walk 21 - Ordog-arok The Balaton Uplands Walk 22 - Kuruc-korut Walk 23 - Badacsony to Szigliget Walk 24 - Gyulakeszi to Koveskal The Buda Hills The Mecsek Walk 25 - Magyaregregy to Obanya Walk 26 - Obanya Circuit (via Reka-var) Walk 27 - Kisujbanya to Varalja Walk 28 - Jakab-hegy The Pilis and Visegrad hills Walk 29 - Dobogoko Circuit Walk 30 - Pilisszanto Circuit Walk 31 - Nagy-Kevely Walk 32 - Szent Laszlo Valley and Visegrad Fortress The Vertes Walk 33 - Southern Vertes Escarpment Walk 34 - Szarliget to Vargesztes Appendix 1 The Hungarian Language and Notes on Pronunciation Appendix 2 Glossary of Useful Words and Phrases Appendix 3 Glossary of Hungarian Topographical Terms Appendix 4 Useful Addresses and Telephone Numbers
Tom Chrystal was born in Huntly, north-east Scotland, and began walking in the eastern Grampians of his native Aberdeenshire. After leaving school he became a military bandsman, spending a year at the Royal Military School of Music. A career in the civil service followed with precious holidays spent walking in the Pyrenees. He took a year off work to visit mountain ranges in Alaska, Canada and Tasmania and went on to study social anthropology at the London School of Economics. Tom has walked in over 30 mountain and upland areas in 15 countries.